The Polestar 2 has started its commercial life on the right foot: the electric sedan developed by Volvo to dethrone the Tesla Model 3 has managed to deliver 504 units in Norway and 284 units in Sweden throughout August, far surpassing its American rival, which was satisfied with 264 and 235 deliveries respectively.
Specialized media such as Forbes have wanted to point out with this fact that Tesla still does not reign in Europe as it does in the United States and China, highlighting that its sales in the old continent have fallen by 22% during the first seven months of the year (38,814 units), something that however could be explained by the coronavirus crisis.
Pages like InsideEVs take away the iron from Tesla’s poor results in August, as the American brand tends to make massive deliveries at the end of each quarter (that is, in this case, in September). So the chances are good that this month the situation will be reversed and the Model 3 outsold the Polestar 2 in the Nordic countries.
Currently, Tesla is building Giga Berlin, its first European factory, which will begin to assemble the Model Y in the middle of next year for the old continent (later, it will also produce the Model 3). Thanks to this move, Tesla will likely be able to improve its competitiveness in Europe.
However, keep in mind that Tesla will have to face increasingly fierce competition. Without going any further, the Model Y will compete against the Audi Q4 e-Tron, BMW iX3, Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQB, and Mercedes-Benz EQC in the premium sector, as well as against the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Nissan Ariya, Skoda Enyaq iV, Renault Morphoz and Volkswagen ID.4 in the generalist field.
Despite everything, the firm does not plan to sit idly by while its rivals eat their share of the cake. It has recently confirmed that its new Design and Development Center in Germany will be in charge of developing a compact electric car called plant. In the face of popular models such as the Nissan LEAF or the imminent Volkswagen ID.3.