It will become the end-to-end partner to support Polestar’s expansion in Australia by providing core vehicle logistic services including vehicle transport, processing, storage and full pre-delivery preparations.
Importantly, these services will be delivered to suit the specific requirements of Polestar’s all-electric vehicle model range.
Polestar launched its 2 (mid-size sedan) in November and will follow this with the 3 (large SUV) next year and then the 4 (coupe-style SUV) and 5 (luxury sedan). It aims to sell 2000 units a year from next year.
AutoNexus, a division of Inchcape Australia, adds Polestar to its OEM clients that already include brands such as Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen (distributed by Inchcape), MG Motor Australia, Suzuki, Isuzu Truck, Mazda, Mahindra and Foton.
AutoNexus’ tailored service will support Polestar in the delivery of its new vehicles around Australia.
AutoNexus managing director Darren Bowler said his company was proud to support its brand partners, including Polestar, in their journey to deliver electric vehicles to the Australian market.
“AutoNexus’ nationwide infrastructure of high-powered EVSE chargers enable us to support the growing electric vehicle fulfilment needs of Polestar and our various brand partners,” he said.
AutoNexus processes the logistics of all Tesla cars which was the catalyst for the company partnering with Australian EV charging business EVSE to install more than 30 EV chargers at its national facilities.
It said the partnership came about through the delivery process of its EV clients which required the ability to charge multiple cars.
“Our partnership with EVSE and the installation of chargers across all our sites marks a significant upgrade in the electric vehicle infrastructure of AutoNexus facilities and ensures we are ready to support the growing electric vehicle needs of our current and future OEM partners,” said Mr Bowler.
“This proactive investment places AutoNexus in a unique position in the vehicle logistics market and ensures we are the partner of choice to support any brand’s electric vehicle requirements from the moment they arrive at our vehicle compounds.”
The head of Polestar Australia, Samantha Johnson, said: “AutoNexus has demonstrated its commitment to the electric vehicle industry with significant investment in scalable charging infrastructure.
“It was the natural partner of choice given its capacity, and its capability, to support the continued growth of Polestar in the months and years to come.”
By Neil Dowling