Over the past few years, the global automotive industry has come to something of a two-part consensus: First, the future of driving involves driving on electrons, not exploding petroleum. Second, the best way to pack these electrons is in the type of vehicle people really want: an SUV. Audi has E-tron, Jaguar iPace. Cadillac is the leading General Motors electrification program with an SUV. Porsche only announced its small SUV, Macan, coming soon with a battery. And as you might guess from those company names, these vehicles don't come cheap.
Polestar has a different approach. Volvo's electricity and performance-based brand unveiled today Polestar 2, making not a luxury SUV. "They already have enough to come," says CEO Thomas Ingenlath of customers who want the expensive, hollow things. His team spent more than three years on a medium-sized, five-door fastback, a sedan-like design for a vehicle that A car that has much in common with one Elon Musk has been busy building.
As the unwanted creative name indicates, this is Polestar's other vehicle, although Polestar 1 served more as a proof of the re-branded concept: It was a hybrid rather than full electric, based on an old Volvo concept, costing $ 155,000 more than an Audi R8, this new EV is meant to be the brand's first car: all electric and original.
On a special front, Polestar 2 has its own. a 78 kWh battery, The two engines produce more than 400 horsepower and nearly 500 pounds of torque. They can get the car at 62 km / h in less than five seconds and take it 275 miles between the charging stops. Inside, you get an 11-inch center screen running on Google Android software, which should create a more comfortable user experience compared to most automaker's native systems.
Polestar 2 now starts at $ 63,000, and in a year, Polestar aims to get a version available for $ 45,420. Although it is a luxury prize, but adds a $ 7,500 federal credit and rebate from different states, the cost of the car can go closer to $ 30,000, still not cheap, but far below the Audi and Jaguar EVs starting around $ 70,000. 19659006] When you look at price, specifications and size, you see that Polestar 2 has an obvious competitor: Tesla Model 3. The Elon Musk car for the masses is currently starting around $ 42,000 and a little after the acceleration and range of Polestar. But while you can call Polestar a Tesla fighter, the electric room has become quite crowded. So it's also a Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes, BMW and more fighter.
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