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| | Re: Polestar 2: Volvo teases Tesla Model 3 rival
Polestar 2 Kicks Off Production In China.
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.
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. |