Electric motor vehicle maker Polestar on Thursday posted a lesser quarterly reduction, managed its 2023 output outlook and mentioned it would not have interaction in price tag wars even though weakening demand has pressured some rivals to scale again output.
This year is proving to be a tough one particular for EV makers, as a Tesla-ignited price war and ongoing source chain bottlenecks additional strain startups hoping to gain from the change to EVs.
Even though some carmakers have adopted Tesla’s guide and slice EV prices, Polestar states it has no intention of executing so, having the identical stance as former father or mother organization Volvo Cars.
“We will not engage in a price tag war … we are aiming to develop into a extremely top quality sportscar firm,” main government Thomas Ingenlath informed Reuters. “It is really pretty distinct that this is a completely different goal from where by Tesla is likely, with 20 million cars and trucks per calendar year.”
Desire for electrical automobiles has weakened for U.S. EV startups Rivian and Lucid, with both of those carmakers forecasting 2023 manufacturing very well underneath analyst estimates.
But Polestar reaffirmed the 2023 output outlook it gave in January of 80,000 automobiles, up from the approximately 51,000 it sent in 2022.
Ingenlath reported he observed provide chain issues that have hampered world car output easing in 2023, and 2022 has still left the carmaker with a potent get e-book.
“This year will be a very little bit more standard,” he mentioned.
The Swedish carmaker, established by China’s Geely and Volvo Cars and trucks, posted a fourth quarter functioning loss of $204.7 million, down from $337.3 million a 12 months in the past. The business described a gross profit of $61.9 million versus a reduction of $.2 million in the identical quarter in 2021.
The U.S.-detailed company reported it predicted its gross profit for 2023 to broadly be in line with the $119.4 million it noted for 2022.