Polestar Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What is the ticker symbol for Polestar Automotive on the Nasdaq exchange?
A: PLSR
B: PSNY
C: PSTR
D: POLS
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar shares began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol PSNY.

2: In which city is Polestar’s operational headquarters located?
A: Stockholm
B: Gothenburg
C: Lund
D: Malmo
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar’s operational headquarters is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

3: Which company is the largest shareholder in Polestar?
A: Volvo Cars
B: General Motors
C: Geely Holding
D: Toyota
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Volvo Cars owns 48.3% of Polestar, making it the largest shareholder.

4: What year was Polestar founded as an automotive manufacturer?
A: 2015
B: 2018
C: 2017
D: 2016
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar was founded in 2017.

5: Where was Polestar originally a motorsport team before becoming an electric vehicle manufacturer?
A: Germany
B: Italy
C: United States
D: Sweden
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Polestar originated from Flash Engineering, a Swedish motorsport team.

6: In which country besides Sweden does Polestar have its legal headquarters?
A: France
B: United Kingdom
C: Germany
D: United States
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar’s legal headquarters is in Bristol, England, UK.

7: Who is the current CEO of Polestar?
A: Elon Musk
B: Thomas Ingenlath
C: Peter Rawlinson
D: Henrik Fisker
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Thomas Ingenlath is the CEO of Polestar.

8: What type of vehicles does Polestar specialize in manufacturing?
A: Diesel vehicles
B: Petrol vehicles
C: Electric vehicles
D: Hybrid vehicles
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar specializes in manufacturing electric vehicles.

9: When did Polestar’s shares first start trading on the Nasdaq?
A: June 2021
B: June 2023
C: June 2022
D: June 2024
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar shares began trading on Nasdaq on 24 June 2022.

10: What was the revenue of Polestar in 2022?
A: $1.3 billion
B: $3.94 billion
C: $2.46 billion
D: $466 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar’s revenue in 2022 was $2.46 billion.

11: Polestar debuted their first electric sports car concept in what year?
A: 2012
B: 2017
C: 2015
D: 2010
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The first electric sports car concept, the C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype, debuted in 2010.

12: How many units of the limited-production gold-painted Polestar 1 were produced?
A: 50
B: 150
C: 25
D: 300
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Only 25 units of the limited-production gold-painted Polestar 1 were produced.

13: By the third quarter of 2024, what will Volvo Cars do with its stake in Polestar?
A: Increase it to 60%
B: Completely divest
C: Reduce it to around 18%
D: Merge Polestar with another brand
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Volvo Cars plans to reduce its stake in Polestar from 48.3% to around 18%.

14: Which platform is the Polestar 2 based on?
A: MMA
B: SPA2
C: CMA
D: SEA
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Polestar 2 is based on the CMA platform.

15: What is the maximum speed the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept can achieve?
A: 200 km/h
B: 250 km/h
C: 300 km/h
D: 340 km/h
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept has a top speed of over 300 km/h.

16: Which year saw Polestar introduce the Polestar 3, a mid-size luxury crossover SUV?
A: 2020
B: 2021
C: 2024
D: 2025
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar introduced the Polestar 3 in 2024.

17: What is the body style of the Polestar 2?
A: Sedan
B: Coupe
C: Hatchback
D: Liftback
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Polestar 2 has a 5-door liftback body style.

18: How many employees did Polestar have as of December 2022?
A: 1,500
B: 2,377
C: 3,500
D: 4,000
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar had 2,377 employees in December 2022.

19: What year did Polestar release the Polestar 2 BST edition 270?
A: 2020
B: 2018
C: 2021
D: 2022
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Polestar 2 BST edition 270 was released in 2022.

20: Which electric vehicle manufacturer is known for its collaboration with Polestar for engineering optimizations?
A: Tesla
B: Rivian
C: Audi
D: Volvo Cars
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Polestar has collaborated with Volvo Cars for engineering optimizations.

21: Where is the Polestar 3 assembly located in the United States?
A: Detroit, Michigan
B: Ridgeville, South Carolina
C: Austin, Texas
D: Fremont, California
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar 3’s assembly in the United States is located in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

22: The Polestar 4, expected in 2024, is categorized under which type of vehicle?
A: Hatchback
B: Pickup truck
C: Luxury crossover SUV
D: Minivan
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Polestar 4 is a compact luxury crossover SUV.

23: What was the original name of the motorsport team that became Polestar?
A: Flash Engineering
B: RaceTech
C: SpeedStar
D: Torque Performance
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The original name of the motorsport team that became Polestar was Flash Engineering.

24: In which facility is the Polestar 1 manufactured?
A: Luqiao CMA Super Factory, China
B: Polestar Plant, Chengdu
C: South Carolina Factory
D: Volvo Plant, Gothenburg
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Polestar 1 was manufactured in the Polestar Plant in Chengdu, China.

25: Which country blocked the purchase of Polestar vehicles due to a logo dispute?
A: Germany
B: Italy
C: France
D: Spain
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: France blocked the purchase of Polestar vehicles due to a logo dispute with Citroën.

26: What type of powertrain does the Polestar 6, expected in 2026, have?
A: Diesel
B: Petrol
C: Hybrid
D: Battery electric
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Polestar 6 will have a battery electric powertrain.

27: Polestar’s new headquarters building in Gothenburg covers what area?
A: 50,000 m²
B: 60,000 m²
C: 70,000 m²
D: 80,000 m²
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Polestar’s new headquarters in Gothenburg covers an area of 80,000 m².

28: When did Polestar officially become a standalone brand focusing on electric vehicles?
A: 2015
B: 2017
C: 2019
D: 2016
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar officially became a standalone brand focusing on electric vehicles in October 2017.

29: Where did the Polestar 2 have its public debut?
A: Paris Motor Show
B: Frankfurt Motor Show
C: Geneva Motor Show
D: Detroit Auto Show
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Polestar 2 had its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

30: What was the original purpose of Flash Engineering?
A: Car manufacturing
B: Car racing
C: Car design
D: Car sales
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Flash Engineering was originally a car racing team.

31: When did Volvo acquire the Polestar brand?
A: 2012
B: 2015
C: 2017
D: 2019
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Volvo acquired the Polestar brand in July 2015.

32: How many horsepower does the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept’s engine produce?
A: 200 HP
B: 306 HP
C: 508 HP
D: 600 HP
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept’s engine produces 508 horsepower.

33: Which entity holds a 39% stake in Polestar?
A: Toyota
B: PSD Investment
C: Ford
D: BMW
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: PSD Investment (Li Shufu) holds a 39% stake in Polestar.

34: Which Polestar model will debut with the “SmartZone” feature?
A: Polestar 1
B: Polestar 2
C: Polestar 3
D: Polestar 4
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Polestar 2 will debut with the “SmartZone” feature in its 2024 model.

35: The Polestar O2, announced in March 2022, belongs to which category of vehicle?
A: SUV
B: Roadster
C: Sedan
D: Pickup truck
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Polestar O2, announced in March 2022, is a roadster.

36: Where is the assembly location of the Polestar 2 in China?
A: Ningbo
B: Shanghai
C: Luqiao, Zhejiang
D: Beijing
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Polestar 2 is assembled in Luqiao, Zhejiang, China.

37: How many units of the Polestar 1 were produced during its production period?
A: 500
B: 1,000
C: 1,500
D: 2,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: 1,500 units of the Polestar 1 were produced.

38: What was the race series where Polestar developed a V8 Volvo S60?
A: Formula 1
B: Australian V8 Supercars
C: NASCAR
D: DTM
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar developed a V8 Volvo S60 for the Australian V8 Supercars series.

39: Which Polestar model broke the lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?
A: Polestar 2
B: Polestar 3
C: Volvo S60 Polestar Concept
D: Volvo V60 Polestar
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept broke the lap record for four-door cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

40: When did Polestar settle the logo dispute with Citroën?
A: 2022
B: 2021
C: 2020
D: 2019
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Polestar settled the logo dispute with Citroën in September 2022.

41: Which Polestar model is a compact executive car with a liftback body style?
A: Polestar 1
B: Polestar 2
C: Polestar 3
D: Polestar 4
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Polestar 2 is a compact executive car with a liftback body style.

42: In what year was Flash Engineering, later known as Polestar Racing, established?
A: 1995
B: 1996
C: 1997
D: 1998
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Flash Engineering was established in 1996.

43: Which brand did Polestar compete against in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship?
A: Audi
B: Mercedes
C: BMW
D: Citroën
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar, originally Flash Engineering, competed against brands like BMW in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.

44: The Polestar 5 is expected to be introduced in what year?
A: 2023
B: 2025
C: 2027
D: 2024
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Polestar 5 is expected to be introduced in 2025.

45: Polestar’s gold-painted limited-production version of which model was released in its final year of production?
A: Polestar 2
B: Polestar 3
C: Polestar 1
D: Polestar 4
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Polestar 1 had a limited-production gold-painted version released in its final year of production.

46: What type of engine optimization does Polestar offer under the label Polestar Engineered?
A: Increased fuel consumption
B: Reduced emissions
C: Increased power and torque output
D: Extended battery life
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar Engineered offers engine optimizations that increase power and torque output.

47: Where will Polestar 4’s assembly be located in South Korea?
A: Seoul
B: Daejeon
C: Busan
D: Incheon
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar 4’s assembly in South Korea is located in Busan.

48: What was the primary focus of the company Flash Engineering’s original business?
A: Tuning production cars
B: Racing
C: Vehicle design
D: Electric vehicle manufacturing
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Flash Engineering was initially focused on racing.

49: Polestar planned the introduction of Polestar 6 in which year?
A: 2023
B: 2024
C: 2025
D: 2026
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Polestar 6 is planned to be introduced in 2026.

50: How powerful is the engine of the 2012 Volvo S60 Polestar Concept?
A: 306 HP
B: 451 HP
C: 367 HP
D: 508 HP
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The engine of the 2012 Volvo S60 Polestar Concept is 508 HP.

51: Who was involved in the development of the V8-powered Volvo S60?
A: Cyan Racing
B: Garry Rogers Motorsport
C: Flash Engineering
D: PSD Investment
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Garry Rogers Motorsport was involved in the development of the V8-powered Volvo S60.

52: Who was Polestar’s founder?
A: Li Shufu
B: Christian Dahl
C: Thomas Ingenlath
D: Charlie Haugland
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Christian Dahl was the founder of Flash Engineering, the precursor to Polestar.

53: In what racing series did Polestar start competing with Volvo cars?
A: DTM
B: NASCAR
C: Scandinavian Touring Car Championship
D: World Rally Championship
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar started competing with Volvo cars in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.

54: What influence did the Volvo P1800 have on Polestar’s vehicles?
A: Conceptual design for Polestar 1
B: Engine design for Polestar 2
C: Battery technology for Polestar 3
D: Gearbox design for Polestar 4
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Volvo P1800 influenced the conceptual design for Polestar 1.

55: How many cars are produced annually in Polestar’s Chengdu facility for Polestar 1?
A: 200
B: 300
C: 400
D: 500
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Up to 500 Polestar 1 cars were produced annually in Polestar’s Chengdu facility.

56: What is the projected assembly location of the Polestar 5 in Europe?
A: Germany
B: Sweden
C: United Kingdom
D: Italy
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar 5 is planned to have assembly facility in the United Kingdom.

57: What year did Polestar first optimize engines for vehicles?
A: 2005
B: 2010
C: 2012
D: 2014
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Polestar began optimizing engines for Volvo models in 2010.

58: What is the main purpose of the change in the front grille for the Polestar 2’s 2024 model?
A: Improved aerodynamics
B: Enhanced cooling
C: Safety hardware integration
D: Increased battery life
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The front grille for the Polestar 2’s 2024 model was redesigned to house new safety hardware.

59: What year did the Polestar automotive manufacturer officially start producing electric vehicles?
A: 2019
B: 2021
C: 2015
D: 2017
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Polestar started producing electric vehicles as a standalone brand in 2017.

60: Which vehicle is part of Polestar’s current future lineup to be produced from the SEA platform?
A: Polestar 2
B: Polestar 3
C: Polestar 4
D: Polestar 5
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Polestar 4 is part of the current future lineup to be produced from the SEA platform.

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