Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath confirms the launch of the Polestar 2: “The world is in great turmoil in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We begin production now in these challenging circumstances with a strong focus on the health and safety of our people. This is a great achievement and the result of the great efforts of the factory staff and the team that ensures the supply chain. I have great respect for the entire team.”
The first installments of the Polestar 2, considered by many to be the primary direct rival to the successful Tesla Model 3, will take place in several selected European markets during the summer. Shortly after, North America and China will join, gradually expanding to other areas (at the moment the date of arrival of the vehicle in our country is unknown).
The Polestar 2 in its launch version will be equipped with a 78 kWh capacity battery, thanks to which it can reach a range of 470 km under the European WLTP approval cycle (under the strictest American EPA cycle is expected to be around 443 km per charge). The liquid-cooled pack will consist of 324 bag-type cells distributed in 27 modules.
With 408 hp, 660 Nm of torque, and all-wheel drive (it has an electric motor on each axle), the saloon is capable of 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.7 seconds. Besides, you can access fast loads in a direct current of 150 kW of power. Its platform will be Volvo’s modular CMA, shared with the XC40 Recharge P8, and it will be the first vehicle on the market to have the Android operating system fully integrated into its infotainment system.