The second vehicle from Polestar has been garnering interest ahead of production commencing in 2020, and it has been revealed to the public at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. Selected technical details of the Polestar 2 have also been released, shedding more light on the all-electric fastback – which looks set to go up against the Tesla Model 3.
“Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication,” says Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer of Polestar.
“As an electric performance brand, and through the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of fully electric cars, Polestar is determined to address the world’s air quality challenges. Polestar delivers electric performance cars that are great to own and drive.”
Polestar 2 is powered by two electric motors and a 78kWh battery. The vehicle has a targeted range of 500km (310 miles), and is based on Volvo Car Group’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA). The 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor and contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improving the car’s NVH levels – road noise has been reduced by 3.7dB compared to a traditional chassis.
The all-wheel drive electric powertrain produces 300kW (408ps) and 660Nm of torque. This will result in a 0-100km/h acceleration time under 5 seconds.
Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left- and right-hand drive. Initial launch markets include China, the USA, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future expansion.