Geneva Motor Show 2019: Polestar 2 has 310-mile electric range

Published 05 March 2019

The Polestar 2 has been launched at the Geneva Motor Show. The high performance EV will go head-to-head with the Tesla Model 3 and cover 310 miles on a single charge, while prices are expected to start at £34,000. 

The Polestar electric performance car brand separated from parent firm Volvo in 2017, with the launch its 600PS hybrid GT car. However, with prices for the Polestar 1 starting at £135,000, demand is expected to be limited.

The latest offering, the Polestar 2, will cost significantly less with the carmaker telling that prices will start in the region of 59,900 euros - around £51,500 - when it goes on sale early in 2020. After the first 12 months on sale, an entry-level model will be introduced for €39,900 (£34,000).

Based on the same mechanical platform as the Volvo XC40, the Polestar 2 uses two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery, with a 27-module battery pack integrated into the floor.

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The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in the Polestar 2 produces 408PS and 660Nm of torque, which translates to a 0-62mph acceleration time of less than five seconds.

An optional Performance Pack will improve driving dynamics, says Polestar, with Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels.

It’ll be one of the first cars on sale with an infotainment system powered by Android; this brings embedded Google services, including Google Assistant, Google Maps (with support for electric vehicles) and the Google Play Store.

In common with all Polestar cars, the Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. Unlike the Polestar 1, it’ll be available in both left- and right-hand drive.


Johnno431    on 8 March 2019

Nice but it will need competition from the likes of Skoda to show what a quality electric car can be sold for. Right now the prices being asked for EVs and PHEVs are excluding these cars from the mainstream market.

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