Dassault Systèmes announced today that Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar has selected CATIA applications to support the design and development of all its future electric car models. The use of Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA will enable Polestar to accelerate the adoption of its vehicles while ensuring that they are designed in a sustainable manner.
Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA applications provide Polestar with a dedicated solution for mechanical design to create, test and shape any kind of surface to ensure it meets Polestar’s high sustainability standards. The solution will allow Polestar to develop its vehicle models faster, test them in the virtual world to reduce the need for physical prototypes, and ensure that Polestar’s fully electric vehicles provide the services its customers want.
“With our own high ambition to develop future electric cars, we see the need to work with the best-in-class design solution tools,” says Hans Pehrson, Head of R&D at Polestar. “To increase focus on sustainability, efficiency, battery development and other important areas is the only way to achieve a sustainable automotive industry.”
“A majority of the newly established electrification companies are selecting our solutions, which enable designers and engineers to collaborate on ambitious, forward-looking products and services,” says John Kitchingman, Managing Director, EURONORTH, Dassault Systèmes. “Polestar is a true pioneer in the electric vehicle industry that aligns very closely with our values when it comes to creating a sustainable world that harmonises product, nature and life. We look forward to seeing Polestar’s future sustainable vehicles, designed using Dassault Systèmes technologies, on our roads in the coming years.”
Launched in 2017, Polestar prides itself on being a sustainable brand in the automotive industry, which has faced increased scrutiny in its environmental credentials in recent years. Challenging the industry’s perception, Polestar released the Polestar Precept in 2020 – a vision study vehicle designed to showcase the brand’s future vision in terms of sustainability, digital technology and design. The Polestar Precept will be entering production in the future to turn this vision into reality, including the integration of new digital technology and the use of innovative sustainable materials, inside and out.