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Old 4th January 2019, 11:20   #1
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Default Polestar 2: Volvo teases Tesla Model 3 rival

Polestar 2 EV in first ever teaser image,

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The Polestar 2 will have a full reveal sometime in the coming weeks, though we don’t have a specific date just yet

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So Polestar has gone from being Volvo's equivalent of Merc's AMG & BMW's M division, to sort of emulating BMW's Alpina connection?

We've now entered the age of desirable Volvo designs (I personally prefer their design language to the German trio), so it isn't exactly a minus that these cars looks heavily influenced by the latest gen Volvo S cars.

Lovely design, cool name, terrific specs and potentially bang-for-buck in its segment given how Volvo price all their cars. What's not to love?

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Volvo's Polestar 2 battery-electric car goes 350 miles.

Vehicle's infotainment unit embeds Google’s Android operating system.

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Default Re: Polestar 2: Volvo teases Tesla Model 3 rival

New teaser to Polestar 2 before its unveil later this month and then to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show.

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The teasers hint that the finished product will have a full-length rear light-bar, a small duck-tail spoiler and a boot-lid similar to that of the conventional Volvo saloons.
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Volvo unveils the gorgeous Polestar 2 as Tesla Model 3 competitor - The safest electric car till date ?

The Electric Tesla Model 3 Competitor With Vegan Interior 78 kwh and 500 km range and starting @ 39900 Euros!

Production starts in Feb 2020, with configurator and reservations going online today!

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With an expected range of 275 miles (the EPA will have their final say when the car is available for testing), 408 horsepower, 487 foot-pounds of torque and a zero to 60 time of under five seconds, Polestar clearly has the Model 3 in its sights.

All that power comes from a 78kWh battery pack nestled under the floorboards. Polestar says the battery pack adds additional rigidity to the chassis. "It fits like a Lego brick," said Polestar Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. But the automaker notes that it also reduces road noise by 3.7dB. Couple that with the electric powertrain and the inside of the Polestar 2 should be a pretty quiet affair.
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Default Re: Polestar 2: Volvo teases Tesla Model 3 rival

Wow.
  • Stunning looks,
  • All electric,
  • No noise,
  • Volvo's safety,
  • 500 kms range,
  • Powerful & fast & torque-y
  • Modern get up all over
....and with Volvo's reliability

Phew. This car has changed the game. Mercedes, Lexus, VW where are you.
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Old 27th February 2019, 19:07   #8
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More on the Polestar 2,

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The all-electric 2020 Polestar 2 will launch featuring two electric motors with a combined output of 402hp (300kW) and 487lb-ft (660Nm) of torque, a 78kWh battery pack for markets outside China and a targeted range of 275 miles (EPA), or 500km (WLTP) depending on which side of the pond you live in.

Polestar is also targeting a starting price of 39,900 euros (around $45k in current exchange rates) in Germany but for the first 12 months of production they will only offer a ‘Launch’ edition, which will be priced at 59,900 euros in Germany and $63,000 in the USA, not including any government incentives.
- Polestar 2 is based on Volvo’s CMA platform, which is also used on models like the XC40 compact SUV and the Lynk&Co 01

- Polestar claims that the floor-mounted battery pack increases the chassis’ rigidity and reduces road noise by 3.7dB when compared to a normal, ICE-powered chassis.

-Polestar will also offer an optional Performance package that improves handling by adding Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. The package also includes gold seat belts, brake calipers and valve caps.

-Will be one of the first production cars to come with an Android infotainment system

- The new infotainment will operate through an 11-inch touchscreen display and provide an adaptable digital environment that combines your favorite apps and Google services with various vehicle functions

-Will include the new Pixel LED headlights (not available in the US due to legislation), a proximity lighting feature that gives the owner a welcome sequence, frameless side mirrors and more.

-Launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

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Wow.
  • Stunning looks,
  • All electric,
  • No noise,
  • Volvo's safety,
  • 500 kms range,
  • Powerful & fast & torque-y
  • Modern get up all over
....and with Volvo's reliability

Phew. This car has changed the game. Mercedes, Lexus, VW where are you.
There is a hint of Saab 9-5 in the way it looks. But "Volvo reliability...." when its the first real electric car from Volvo?
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-Launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
Hope India makes it to the second list.

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But "Volvo reliability...." when its the first real electric car from Volvo?
Good point. Valid point. It is a question of glass half full or half empty. Volvo have been one of the leaders in plug-in hybrids, they have been working on this for some years now and I know from my own experience the quality of their engineering. Volvo is not Skoda. If and when their EV's come to India I for one would be happy to buy a small city run about EV or Plug-in Hybrid.
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Finer details of the Polestar 2,

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- In the U.S., the 2 will be available first in California

- Deliveries to start in 2020 July

- Other regions that will receive the first cars are China, Canada, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium.

- All-wheel-drive 300-kW car for 59,900 euros ( Launch edition)

- The lower-cost cars will then go into production early 2021 ( 39,900 euros )

- Although the reveal presentation only mentions the vegan interior, there is also an option for ventilated Napa leather seats.

- Three different interior color packages to choose from, though some exterior color choices may limit that to two.

- 0-to-100 kph (62 mile-per-hour) figure is 5 seconds, the actual target is 4.7 seconds.

-Phone is your key and there is no start button. Approach the car with your personal device and the car will unlock. Sit down in the driver’s seat and it turns on.

-The safety system includes driver alert, collision avoidance using both braking and steering, run-off mitigation, and evasive manoeuver assist. It also has cross-traffic alert and rear collision warning/mitigation.

-It appears as it may not have a front trunk (frunk). If it does, it will be on the small size. It does, however, feature a rear hatch opening with auto-close in the rear

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Volvo Officially unveils the Polestar 2

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The new car is a five-door hatchback electric mid-size car based on CMA architecture. Its WLTP working condition has a comprehensive cruising range of 500km.

In terms of appearance, the Polestar 2 draws on the design of the Volvo Concept 40.2, which is designed with a cross-over style and a tough line. The front face of the new car adopts the Polestar family style design, and the "Quake hammer" headlights also appear on the Polestar 2, which is equipped with matrix LED headlights with active avoidance automatic high beam function.

On the side of the body, the Polestar 2 has a cross-over design, and the side skirts around the black wheel eyebrows around the body add a wildness to the new car.

In the rear part of the car, the Polestar 2 adopts a penetrating taillight design. The taillights are bent upwards to form a C-shaped shape, which is combined with the square tail of the car to make it more technical. In terms of size, the new car has a length, width and height of 4,607/1800/1478 mm and a wheelbase of 2,735 mm.

Polestar 2 will also be equipped with Google's latest Android HMI human-computer interaction system, which will also be the first official debut of the car version of Google Assistant, while the system has built-in Google Maps, Google Store and Google Assistant. Users can interact with the vehicle through the app on the smartphone, including preset map navigation, weather forecast, etc., while the Polestar 2 can also remotely unlock the vehicle with the phone, while the new car also sets the activation sensor to the primary driver. Below the seat, the driver can start the vehicle by simply entering the seat after entering the vehicle without a key.
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2020 Polestar 2

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Polestar 2 Launch Edition Priced From £49,000 In The UK.

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Built on Volvo’s CMA platform that incorporates a 78 kWh battery pack and a pair of electric motors to deliver a combined 402 HP and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. Polestar is targeting a range of 275 miles (442 km) under EPA standards in the U.S. and 310 miles (500 km) in the European WLTP cycle.
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The car was on display at the Occulus, New York. Honestly, I was not aware of this car from Volvo.

It was a very nice change seeing a masculine EV in world of Tesla.

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