3 Things You Need To Know About The New Electric Polestar 2

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Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

Volvo’s Polestar is likely to become an overnight sensation, nearly two years in the making. The 100% electric Polestar 2 will compete with the likes of the Tesla Model 3.

Back in June of 2017, Volvo turned the lights on at Polestar, after purchasing it outright, and gave it a very specific mission: Make electrified vehicles.

The Polestar 1 garnered loads of attention for its sleek styling and bonkers levels of hybrid performance. Available in limited quantities and quite expensive, it served its purpose – introduce the new Polestar to the world.

The near future belongs to the Polestar 2 and there’s lots to like. Here are three things you need to know about the vehicle:

  1. It’ll be quick. The Polestar 2 will feature two electric motors, one on each axle, 408-horsepower and 487 lb.-ft. of torque which will be enough to propel the car to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds. Range is expected to hover around the 450-km mark.
  2. Pricing for the Polestar 2 is set to begin at 40,000 euros or the equivalent of about $45,000 USD. In CDN dollars, we’ll venture a guess and say between $52,000 and $55,000. If this is in your price range, you’ll have to wait a while as the 60,000-euro ($69,900 CDN) Launch Edition will be exclusively built for the first 12 months.
  3. The Polestar 2 looks like a Volvo S60 Cross Country, if it was to return. And although it will be available for purchase, Polestar will push the subscription plan that allows users to pay a monthly fee and have access to cars. When you do decide to buy your Polestar 2, you’ll have to go online at Polestar.com and configure your ride.
  4. Bonus! Last night, Tesla’s Musk tweeted a mysterious tweet that read: “Thursday 2pm.” We’re not 100% certain what’s up but we’re thinking this has something to do with Model Y that we all know is coming, eventually…

Production of the Polestar 2 will begin in early 2020 with deliveries in Canada expected by July of the same year. The 2 will be followed by the Polestar 3 which will be a fully electric SUV.

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