Polestar, Volvo’s electrical efficiency sub-brand, has unveiled its first pure EV.
The Polestar 2 is an “avant-garde 5-door fastback” that gives all-wheel drive, 300 kW of energy, 660 Nm of torque, an estimated vary of 275 miles, and a Zero-100 km/h time of lower than 5 seconds. It sports activities entrance and rear DC-AC inverters, a 27-module battery with 78 kWh of capability (72 kWh in China), and EFAD + ERAD everlasting magnet motors.
There’s an 11 kW on-board charger, and DC quick charging is included, at energy ranges as much as 150 kW.
An elective efficiency bundle will characteristic Brembo brakes and adjustable Öhlins dampers.
“This isn’t a battery with a chassis on high,” says Polestar, however reasonably “one system working in concord. This symbiosis is achieved, partly, as a result of the battery has various options that make it greater than only a energy supply. The battery’s inherent rigidity provides torsional stiffness to the automobile, bettering dealing with and responsiveness. Because of its dimension, it reduces noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) by three.7 dB, making the Polestar 2 an exceptionally quiet electrical automobile.”
The Polestar 2 can have a beginning value of 39,900 euros ($45,400). A particular launch version will begin at 59,900 euros ($68,200).
The brand new EV will likely be inbuilt China, and will likely be accessible in 2020, however clients can already configure their automobiles and place advance reservations. Polestar plans to take the car on a street present around the globe beginning in early March 2019.
“The thrill across the Tesla Mannequin three confirmed the place electrical mobility is related for society right this moment,” mentioned Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath at a launch occasion. “And with Polestar 2 we deliver an thrilling premium electrical automobile that may broaden the selection on supply in precisely this phase.”
Supply: Polestar, CNBC