Do you know about battery-powered coupes?
A battery and an electric motor are the only sources of power in a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). There is no gas-powered motor in it (ICE). The cells that run its dynamo may be refilled by connecting it to an outlet (a wall socket or EV charger). One such vehicle is the Chevrolet Bolt. Production of a BEV results in carbon dioxide emissions, although the vehicle generates zero CO2 when in use. Some of the carbon dioxide emissions from the power grid used to supply the charging stations where BEVs get their juice are likely to be a result of these stations themselves. (A power plant that burns coal to create electricity is one such instance.) Extensive research, however, has shown that EVs produce 50–51% LESS CO2 than ICE cars over their entire life cycles. This factor even includes the emissions produced while refilling a BEV’s battery from the grid.
Battery-powered coupes are still uncommon in today’s marketplace. Customers in the United States have two options: GMC’s Hummer EV with a detachable infinity top or hoping the Mini Cooper SE convertible goes into manufacturing as soon as possible. Tesla has speculated on a redesigned Tesla Roadster in 21, while the specific timeline has been postponed and remains unknown.
The best-driving fans may be in luck. Polestar has announced that the Polestar O2 prototype, which debuted in March, will become a production car designated as the Polestar 6. The official debut schedule is still unknown, but Polestar promises a production-ready hard-top electric roadster will be available by 2026.
Polestar’s characteristic square body shape will be carried over to the roadster, which will be constructed on the company’s own aluminum chassis platform. The dual electric motor roadster will share its 800-volt architecture with the future Polestar 5 car, producing 884 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. This implies that the roadster should have a more powerful rear motor, resulting in a more rear-biased driving experience. Polestar claims the car will sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and peak out at 155 mph.
In honor of the original concept’s introduction in Los Angeles, 500 Polestar 6 vehicles will be produced as a limited edition named the Polestar 6 LA Concept version. All of the cars will be made the same way as the original O2 idea, with a pale blue body, soft leather seats, and 21-inch wheels like the original O2.
Previous photographs show a simple cabin with a huge tablet situated in the center console and a two-spoke steering wheel. This tablet looks to display range, infotainment, and navigation data while driving data is displayed on a separate, tiny screen located behind the steering wheel.
People wishing to see the O2 concept will have the opportunity this weekend at Monterey Car Week when the car will be on exhibit at the Pebble Bay Concours d’Elegance. Polestar states we may expect comprehensive specs, price, and other details when the launch date approaches in 2026.
That’s a long time to wait if you want an EV coupe, but interested purchasers may book a construction space beginning today on Polestar’s website. Considering the 2026 launch date, Polestar may join the EV convertible market at a relatively good time, especially given the company’s future claims. Polestar appears to be a formidable producer across the automobile industry, from sedans to coupes and crossovers, up against models like Tesla’s Roadster and the impending wave of EV cars.