After a long time, we’re back with our very own Whip Guide and we’re coming in with a bang! Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2.
Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment. Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of € 39,900. For the first 12 months of production, the guide price of the launch edition is € 59,900.
Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery capacity that will enable a targeted range of 500 km3, 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 improves the car’s noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels – road noise has been reduced by 3.7 dB compared to a traditional chassis.
Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. – Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar
With a connected digital solution available both in-car and on mobile devices, Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world’s largest public charging networks. For Polestar, performance underlies the entire driving experience. The all-wheel-drive electric powertrain in Polestar 2 produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft). This translates to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The guide purchase price for the launch version of Polestar 2 is € 59,900 with subscription pricing to follow at a later date. Pre-orders are open online. Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left – and right-hand drive. Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March and then embark on a global roadshow in Europe, North America and China throughout 2019. Polestar 2 will also be available in a network of soon-to-be-opened Polestar Spaces that will provide physical viewing and test drive opportunities.