Polestar 2 is now in production in China

24 March 2020, 09:02:51

Polestar 2 is now in production in ChinaPolestar has officially announced that the production of the Polestar 2 has begun in Luqiao, China. This is just a month's delay from the previous plans to start in February 2020. The first units will be delivered to customers in the summer of 2020. The company has also shared some photos from the factory, which you may see at the end of the text.

Initially, the company will sell the Polestar 2 Launch Edition and this will be the only version available for the first year of production. Its starting price in Germany is €59,900 and in the UK it is £49,000. The Launch Edition will arrive with the Performance Pack as standard. It includes 20-inch alloy wheels with Brembo brakes, high-end Öhlins dampers and some differences in design accents.

The Polestar 2 is equipped with a 78 kWh battery pack that's good for 500 km of range (WLTP). It consists of 324 cells in 27 modules. The vehicle is propelled by two electric motors each with 150 kW of 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 has already said that the base version of Polestar 2 will cost €39,900 in Europe. The vehicle will be manufactured in China and will be sold in China, Sweden, UK, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the US (California only).

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