Volvo's high-performance Polestar model simply unveiled Sweden's reply to the Tesla Mannequin three

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Polestar 2

  • Volvo’s high-performance Polestar model unveiled the all-new Polestar 2 EV on Wednesday.
  • The Polestar 2 is a compact electrical sedan designed to rival Tesla’s hot-selling Mannequin three. 
  • Polestar 2 ought to have a variety of 275 miles on a single cost.
  • Its electrical motor develops 408 horsepower and attracts energy from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. 
  • Within the US, the fully-loaded Polestar 2 Launched Version begins at $63,000. 
  • Manufacturing is predicted to start out in early 2020. 

Volvo’s high-performance Polestar model unveiled the all-new Polestar 2 EV on Wednesday. The Polestar 2 is a compact electrical sedan designed to rival Tesla’s hot-selling Mannequin three. 

“Polestar 2 is our first absolutely electrical automobile and first quantity mannequin,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath mentioned in a press release. “All the things about it has been designed and engineered with ardour and dedication.”

Polestar 2In response to Ingenlath, the mass manufacturing Polestar 2 is a serious step within the firm’s quest to ship environmentally pleasant, high-performance cars. 

“As an electrical efficiency model, and thru the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of absolutely electrical automobiles, Polestar is decided to deal with the world’s air high quality challenges,” he mentioned. “Polestar delivers electrical efficiency automobiles which can be nice to personal and drive.”

Volvo Automobile Group owns 50% of Polestar whereas Volvo’s mother or father firm Geely Group owns the opposite 50%.  

Polestar 2 is predicted to have a variety of 275 miles on a single cost. Its pair of electrical motors develop 408 horsepower drawing electrical energy from a 78 kWh LG Chem battery pack. (China market automobiles will get a 72 kWh domestically produced battery pack.) 

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Polestar 2Polestar 2 is constructed on Volvo’s Compact Modular Structure (CMA) platform.

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In response to the automaker, Polestar 2 can hit 60 mph in lower than 5 seconds. 

The Polestar 2 is accessible with a Efficiency Pack with added goodies like Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes, and 20-inch wheels. 

Polestar 2The Polestar 2’s inside options an 11-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen. It is going to be one of many first automobiles on the earth to characteristic an Android-powered infotainment system that gives options resembling Google Assistant and Google Maps. 

The Polestar 2 will go into manufacturing on the firm’s Chengdu, China manufacturing unit in early 2020 in each proper and left-hand drive. 

The fully-loaded Polestar 2 Launch Version will begin at $63,000 within the US. A $7,500 federal tax incentive can knock the worth all the way down to $55,500. 

Polestar 2A shorter vary model of the Polestar 2 can be bought in Europe. Nevertheless, there are not any present plans to supply that variant within the US. 

As with all Polestar fashions, the Polestar 2 will solely be accessible on the market on-line. 

The Polestar 2 will make is official auto present debut in March on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present. 

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