Polestar has revealed its second model, the Polestar 2. A fully-electric five-door fastback that is predicted to cost £35,000.
It will be the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3 and is predicted to have a 300-mile range.
“Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. 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,” says Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer of Polestar.
The car is based on Volvo’s CMA platform and uses two electric motors and a 78kWh battery. It produces 408PS and 660Nm, giving a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds.
Polestar says it is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world’s largest public charging networks using a digital solution.
A Performance Pack will be offered, improving driving dynamics with upgraded suspension, Brembo brakes and 20-inch wheels. Polestar’s signature gold seat belts, brake callipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.
Phone-as-Key technology enables car sharing and a more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar’s connected services such as pick-up and delivery. It also allows Polestar 2 to sense the driver upon approach. Smart features like enlarged graphics in the instrument cluster allow the driver to easily see the charging status and range before entering the car.
Production will commence in 2020 and the Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online.
The car will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show next week.