Polestar 2 Revealed
The EV market just got more interesting. Polestar has revealed the new Polestar 2. It’s the performance brand’s first fully electric car and first volume model. The premium five-door fastback is powered by two electric motors generating 408 hp and 487 lb-ft. of torque. The company says that should take you 0-to-62 in less than 5 seconds. The 78 kWh battery allows for a targeted range of 310 miles. As we’ve seen in other EV’s, the 27-module battery pack is part of the floor. Polestar 2 is based on Volvo Car Group’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform.
Naturally there’s a lot of tech with this premium compact EV. Phone-as-Key technology can sense the driver as they’re approaching the car. It also lends to the car’s capability in evolving driving trends like car sharing.
Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show next week. Production begins in early 2020. The price of the launch edition is $63,000. With the $ 7,500 federal incentive the price drops to $55,500.