Michael Giltrap's

Cool Cars & Polestar

I hope you are safe and well.

This week we had the privilege of introducing New Zealand to Polestar, albeit digitally. This is a significant milestone, not just for Giltrap Group, but our country; Polestar is the first fully electric automotive brand to be represented by a kiwi-owned company. Of course, it goes without saying that we are tremendously proud to have the opportunity to work with Polestar.

So, I wanted to take a chance to share what it is that makes Polestar such an exciting addition to the automotive landscape.

Along with some good reads on Polestar’s history and future, we have also included some great video clips, including Giltrap TV’s report on the big announcement and an interview with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. Our Cool Cars video also includes the special place one kiwi star already has with the Polestar brand…and it involves jandals!

Polestar has covered all the bases from sustainable practice to avant-garde Swedish design and cutting-edge technology to a quality driving experience. Billed as a 90-year old start-up, their partnership with Volvo will ensure that Polestar will be the best quality pure-EV brand available in New Zealand. It also means that Polestar will have nationwide technical support.

The first Polestar 2 cars are already on the way to New Zealand, and I genuinely cannot wait to experience Polestar in the flesh, until then, like you, I’ll experience as much as I can online at www.polestar.co.nz.

For now, we can give you a chance to experience the sound of Polestar with Harman Kardon, who supply their market-leading audio systems. We are giving away a Harman Kardon Citation 200 portable speaker, which like the car, is a stunning example of Scandinavian design and impressive technology.


Michael Giltrap
Joint-Managing Director
Giltrap Group



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