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Old 24th March 2020, 13:51   #16
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Polestar 2 Kicks Off Production In China.

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While many manufacturing facilities across China have been closed for weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volvo employed a serious of stringent policies at its local sites to ensure its Chinese operations were not affected.

For example, temperature screenings, thorough disinfecting process, and masks for every worker were some of the measures taken. Apparently, they worked, with Polestar saying not one member of its Chinese workforce has contracted the virus.
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The first Polestar 2 model being produced by the company is the Launch Edition model starting from $63,000. A host of variants will eventually be produced with the range-topping model featuring a pair of electric motors and a 78 kWh battery pack. This model will be good for 402 hp and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque and capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 5 seconds.
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Shipment Of Polestar 2 Customer Cars Arrives In Europe!

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Destined for Sweden and Norway, the first customer vehicles are estimated to be handed over in August. Further Polestar 2 EVs for customers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK are following closely behind as delivery ramps up to meet customer demand. Meanwhile, buyers in Switzerland will get their Polestar electric vehicles later in 2020.
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In order to reach customers, the performance brand will roll out physical Polestar Spaces staffed by non-commissioned Polestar Specialists across launch markets this summer. These Spaces will allow people to test drive the Polestar 2 after booking the car online on Polestar.com or in person. Test drives may also be conducted from home or at a number of events to be held in the future.

The vehicles that have just arrived by ship in Zeebrugge will be transported by road to a central hub in Belgium for a final preparation process and check procedure. After that, they will be heading onwards to their destination markets.
Polestar 2 has an output of 300 kW (402 HP / 408 PS) and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque from two electric motors powered by a 78 kWh battery pack. The targeted driving range is 500 km (310 miles) according to the WLTP cycle or 275 miles (442 km) under EPA standards. As for its 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration, it takes less than 5 seconds.

The Polestar 2 is priced from €55,825 in Germany, 49,900 in the UK and $59,900 in the United States.

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Polestar 2 review

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Old 9th August 2020, 16:39   #19
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Came across a Carfection review of the Polestar 2. Looked impressive. Claims a range of 250 miles with two electric motors of 150 kW on each axle. This translates to 400hp. I really loved the design expecially in this age when electrics cars tend to look like you know .. electric cars!



The integration with Google looks very good and the interfaces for controlling the various features of the car are clean and well designed.

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Handsome, rugged {in a beautiful way}, electric, modern, minimalist design. And powerful, fast & green.
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I feel they could've done much better with the C-Pillar, thus giving the rear quarter a much better look. That would've made me totally fall for it.

Looks good nevertheless.
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I feel they could've done much better with the C-Pillar, thus giving the rear quarter a much better look. That would've made me totally fall for it.

Looks good nevertheless.
That was one of the draws of the design for me though - the notchback look. Also it is a hatchback with the rear windshield part of boot as well, like the Octavia and the Superb. The Octavia and the Superb though look like proper sedans with a boot in the side profile.

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That was one of the draws of the design for me though - the notchback look. Also it is a hatchback with the rear windshield part of boot as well, like the Octavia and the Superb. The Octavia and the Superb though look like proper sedans with a boot in the side profile.

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True, comparing to the VW lineup, this car's design in the rear specifically, reminded me of Ameo's rear end. A little bit proper work would have made it look like the Jetta/ Octavia as you mentioned.
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Polestar 2 can reportedly be ordered with a factory tow hitch, and this could give it an edge over the Tesla Model 3.

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the all-electric Polestar 2 has a braked towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is a very impressive number for a vehicle its size. The automaker also points out that with the additional 440 liter (15.5 cubic feet) trunk (most of which is in the rear, with a small fraction in the front) and available roof rack, it can genuinely carry a lot
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Its a bit too heavy, around 2200 kgs compared to Model 3's 1800 kgs and therefore neither has the performance, the top speed or the range of a Tesla inspite of having a slightly bigger battery. The interiors are nicer though with really good use of materials. I like Model 3's interiors too but its a bit too drab especially during night time where there is this giant slab of screen right in the center and nothing else.
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Polestar 2 takes on Tesla Model 3 - review:

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Andrew J. Hawkins of The Verge on driving the Polestar 2

Driving the Polestar 2, the First Electric Car With a Brain by Google

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Polestar Reveals Climate Impact For Its EVs, in a bid to become the most transparent carmaker in the world.

Provides with their calculations, and can see just how environmentally-friendly (or not) a Polestar 2 is over its entire life cycle.

So just how eco-friendly is the Polestar 2 EV?
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Well, it leaves the factory with a 26-tonne carbon footprint, which is more than you’d get on a Volvo XC40 with an internal combustion engine – this is mainly due to the energy-intensive battery production process.
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Once the vehicle reaches the customer, further damage to the environment becomes negligible, and after driving it for 50,000 km (31,000 miles), it becomes more environmentally-friendly than the internal combustion engine model as far as total greenhouse gases go.
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So EVs emissions are calculated from well to wheel which is good. Are the ICE cars well to wheel emissions are 58 or the diesel or petrol magically appear in the pump.

Unless you add the transportation, refining, exploration emissions of petrol are added to the ICE vehicle emissions, consumers cannot take informed choices.
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Polestar-2 better than the Tesla 3 Performance model?


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