Swedish electric vehicle maker Polestar said Wednesday that it still expects to deliver 50,000 vehicles in 2022, despite Covid-related production challenges at its factory in China.
Polestar said in a statement that it delivered about 21,200 vehicles in the January-to-June period, up 123% from the same period in 2021.
That total was limited by government-mandated Covid-19 lockdowns that idled Polestar’s Chinese assembly line for several weeks in the first half. The factory is now up and running on two shifts, Polestar said.
Polestar is a joint venture between Sweden’s Volvo Cars and Volvo’s corporate parent, the Chinese automaker Geely. The company went public via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company in June. It plans to begin production of its third model, an electric SUV called the Polestar 3, at a U.S. factory owned by Volvo this fall.