View the Polestar 1 crash test with carbon fiber bodyNovember 1, 2018
The car hit the wall at a speed of 56 km / h
Polestar showed a crash test of the first production model – a sport coupe with an index of 1. The car body is made of carbon fiber, not traditional steel or aluminum, so it was important for the company to find out how this design behaves under extreme loads.
The company took the toughest version of a possible accident simulated in crash tests: a blow to an undeformable barrier with a 100 percent overlap at a speed of 56 kilometers per hour. Polestar did not report accurate data from the test, saying only that everything went well.
“We are very inspired by how it went. The first crash test Polestar 1 is like the discovery of unknown lands. It was supposed to be the decisive evidence that all the ideas and calculations that were put in place when developing the car were correct. And they turned out to be such, ” – said the head of the brand, Thomas Ingelaat.
The company plans to continue the car crash test series. Tests will also be conducted at the Volvo center in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Polestar 1 coupe was shown last year. It is equipped with a hybrid power plant, which includes a 380-hp “turbo”, two 109-horsepower traction motors and a 46-horsepower electric motor operating as a starter-generator, as well as a 34-kilowatt-hour battery. Total recoil – 600 hp and 1000 Nm.
Cars will be distributed exclusively by subscription for two or three years, which involves the payment of insurance, maintenance and washing the car when paying monthly fees.
The initial price of Polestar 1 in Europe will be 155 thousand euros. Coupe sales will begin in the second half of 2019.