Saturday, 23 May 2020

Polestar 2: Volvo's all-electric Tesladoder is here

Volvo spinoff Polestar has just unveiled its first all-electric model, the '2'. This sexy Swede / Chinese is fishing in the Tesla pond, and promises a range of 500 kilometers.








When you say 'electric cars for the masses', you say ' Tesla Model 3 '. Polestar knows this, and simply names the entry-level Tesla in its communication. With a starting price of € 39,900 (" based on German market and local taxes "), Polestar is quite close to the Model 3, although you won't find 2 for less than € 59,900 in the first twelve months. Polestar naturally comes first with an expensive launch edition .



The Polestar 2 rolls on the smaller of Volvo's two platforms, the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). In terms of appearance, it is just the Polestar 1 , but with four doors and a bit more ground clearance. Here too, the increasingly popular light strip has been chosen. In the floor is a 78 kWh battery pack, divided over 27 modules, which - very positively - is aimed at a range of 500 km. In the interior there is mainly serene peace.








The Polestar 2's electric drivetrain delivers 408 hp and 660 Nm to all four wheels. This allows the car to accelerate to 100 km / h within 5 seconds. Optionally, a Performance Pack is available with larger wheels, Öhlins dampers, and gold belts and calipers. The 11 inch touch screen works on Android Auto.



In addition to buying, the Polestar can also be driven via a subscription form, prices follow. In any case, Polestar still has some time, because production will only start in 2020, in China. The Netherlands is among the first markets to receive the model. Viewing the Polestar 2 is possible from next week, in Geneva.


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