Polestar introduced competitor Tesla Model 3

Polestar introduced competitor Tesla Model 3

February 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Fastback Polestar 2 equipped with a twin-engine power plant

The Polestar brand presented its second independent model – the electric fastback Polestar 2. With an initial price of 39,900 euros the novelty will compete with the Tesla Model 3. The first year after the market debut, fastback will be offered only in the Launch Edition version at 59,900 euros.

Polestar 2 is the first mass model of the brand. The fastback, built on the Volvo CMA platform, is equipped with two electric motors with a total capacity of 300 kilowatts (408 watts) and 660 Nm of torque. To 100 km/h the electric car accelerates in less than five seconds. A battery pack with a capacity of 78 kilowatt-hours, consisting of 27 modules, allows you to drive up to 500 kilometers (WLTP) on a single charge.

The fastback equipment will include a multimedia system on the Andorid with an 11-inch display, supporting most Google services, a digital dashboard, pixel LED lights, a panoramic roof.

With the Performance option package, the Polestar 2 will have Öhlins shock absorbers, Brembo brakes, special 20-inch wheels, seat belts and golden-colored brake calipers.

The Phone-as-Key technology will allow access to the fastback using a smartphone. A virtual key can be transferred to relatives and friends, as well as used to receive branded concierge services. For example, delivery of purchases directly to the car.

Order Polestar can only online. Later, the company will announce the cost of an electric car by subscription.

Polestar left Volvo in September 2017. As an independent manufacturer, the company took up the issue of “charged” hybrids and electric vehicles. The first model of the brand – a hybrid coupe Polestar 1, built on the SPA platform, debuted in October 2017.

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