Volvo presented the Polestar 2 with a 78 kWh battery and two 150 kW motors

27 February 2019, 06:05:37

Volvo presented the Polestar 2 with a 78 kWh battery and two 150 kW motorsVolvo has just presented the much awaited Polestar 2 - a four-door fastback with a panoramic sunroof. It is equipped with a 78 kWh battery consisting of 324 cells in 27 modules, which provides a WLTP range of 500 km. The battery is sealed in an aluminium case. It is fitted under the floor at the base of the vehicle to form a super-stiff car body, which is also crucial for the agile sporty driving style of the car. There are two identical motors - one on the front and one on the back, each with 150 kW power and 300 Nm torque. Hence, the total power and torque measure 300 kW and 660 Nm. The 0-100 km/h acceleration is less than 5 seconds.

Polestar 2 has improved pixel LED headlamps and side mirrors. The mirrors are enlarged while offering less air resistance. The car has four additional antennas in each of the four corners for improved communications. You can unlock it from a distance with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The "start button" is embedded in the seat - once the car recognizes you, it will switch on immediately. No key needed. The vehicle features an 11-inch screen fitted in portrait mode to the right of the vehicle.

Polestar 2 is the first production EV model to arrive with Google's Android Human Machine Interface. The latter integrates Google Assistant, Maps, Play Store, and of course - offers regular OTA updates. As long as it concerns security during a collision, Polestar's engineers have come up with a part they call "spock". It is fitted on the two front sides of the body and protects both the battery pack and the interior by driving off all heavy parts away. For the interior, Polestar uses a special cloth called WeaveTech - water-repellent and lighter than leather. Midnight, Magnesium, Snow, Thunder, Moon and Void are the available exterior colors. There's a performance package available with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels.

Polestar 2 is priced at €39,900 - €59,900 in Europe. The launch edition in the US will cost $63,000 and when the federal incentive of $7,500 is taken out, the US price drops to $55,500. The China price will be announced later. The car will be available in China, Canada, 6 European countries (Sweden, UK, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium) and California, US. Production will start in February 2020. Reservations open today.

Polestar 2 is positioned as a direct competitor to Tesla Model 3. When we have the full list of official Polestar 2 specifications, we will add them duly. Meanwhile, you can check out the specifications of Model 3 and other Tesla models.

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