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Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment. Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros. For the first 12 months of production, guide price of the launch edition is 59,900 euros.
 
"Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. As an electric performance brand, and through the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of fully electric cars, Polestar is determined to address the world's air quality challenges. Polestar delivers electric performance cars that are great to own and drive," says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.
 
Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery capacity that will enable a targeted range of 500 km, based on Volvo Car Group's adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA). The 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor and contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improves the car's noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels - road noise has been reduced by 3.7 dB compared to a traditional chassis.
 
Polestar will answer the important question of charging Polestar 2 with a smart, convenient and extensive approach. With a connected digital solution available both in-car and on mobile devices, Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world's largest public charging networks.
 
For Polestar, performance underlies the entire driving experience. The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in Polestar 2 produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft). This translates to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
 
The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. Polestar's signature gold seat belts, brake callipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.
 
Highlighting the technology spearhead role that Polestar plays within the Volvo Car Group, Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time - including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. Natural voice control and a new 11-inch touch screen display bring the new interface to life.
 
Phone-as-Key technology enables car sharing and a more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar's connected services such as pick-up and delivery. It also allows Polestar 2 to sense the driver upon approach. Smart features like enlarged graphics in the instrument cluster allow the driver to easily see the charging status and range before entering the car. Polestar 2 can also predetermine the driver's next move to create a seamless experience with a prepared cabin and quick start sequence.
 
Maximilian Missoni, head of Design at Polestar, comments: "We decided to bring something different to the segment. Our avant-garde design has evolved from Polestar 1 into an edgier, bolder statement. We have also designed a standard vegan interior with progressive textiles that will appeal to the forward-thinking audience who will subscribe to Polestar 2."
 
Design-led features include Pixel LED headlights and proximity lighting which enable a unique welcome sequence, Polestar's now-signature frameless side mirrors and the unique illuminated Polestar logo, which is reflected onto the car's panoramic glass roof.
 
In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The guide purchase price for the launch version of Polestar 2 is 59,900 euros with subscription pricing to follow at a later date. Pre-orders are open at polestar.com. Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left- and right-hand drive.
 
Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March, and then embark on a global roadshow in Europe, North America and China throughout 2019. Polestar 2 will also be available in a network of soon-to-be-opened Polestar Spaces that will provide physical viewing and test drive opportunities.
 
Initial launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future expansion.

 

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Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment. Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros. For the first 12 months of production, guide price of the launch edition is 59,900 euros.
 
"Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. As an electric performance brand, and through the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of fully electric cars, Polestar is determined to address the world's air quality challenges. Polestar delivers electric performance cars that are great to own and drive," says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.
 
Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery capacity that will enable a targeted range of 500 km, based on Volvo Car Group's adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA). The 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor and contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improves the car's noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels - road noise has been reduced by 3.7 dB compared to a traditional chassis.
 
Polestar will answer the important question of charging Polestar 2 with a smart, convenient and extensive approach. With a connected digital solution available both in-car and on mobile devices, Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world's largest public charging networks.
 
For Polestar, performance underlies the entire driving experience. The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in Polestar 2 produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft). This translates to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
 
The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. Polestar's signature gold seat belts, brake callipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.
 
Highlighting the technology spearhead role that Polestar plays within the Volvo Car Group, Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time - including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. Natural voice control and a new 11-inch touch screen display bring the new interface to life.
 
Phone-as-Key technology enables car sharing and a more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar's connected services such as pick-up and delivery. It also allows Polestar 2 to sense the driver upon approach. Smart features like enlarged graphics in the instrument cluster allow the driver to easily see the charging status and range before entering the car. Polestar 2 can also predetermine the driver's next move to create a seamless experience with a prepared cabin and quick start sequence.
 
Maximilian Missoni, head of Design at Polestar, comments: "We decided to bring something different to the segment. Our avant-garde design has evolved from Polestar 1 into an edgier, bolder statement. We have also designed a standard vegan interior with progressive textiles that will appeal to the forward-thinking audience who will subscribe to Polestar 2."
 
Design-led features include Pixel LED headlights and proximity lighting which enable a unique welcome sequence, Polestar's now-signature frameless side mirrors and the unique illuminated Polestar logo, which is reflected onto the car's panoramic glass roof.
 
In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The guide purchase price for the launch version of Polestar 2 is 59,900 euros with subscription pricing to follow at a later date. Pre-orders are open at polestar.com. Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left- and right-hand drive.
 
Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March, and then embark on a global roadshow in Europe, North America and China throughout 2019. Polestar 2 will also be available in a network of soon-to-be-opened Polestar Spaces that will provide physical viewing and test drive opportunities.
 
Initial launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future expansion.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Eugn86 said:

Polestar is finally coming to Singapore, under Wearnes! It will occupy the existing Infiniti showroom.

https://www.carbuyer.com.sg/2021-singapore-polestar-in-infiniti-out/

No wonder Volvo said their car limit top speed at 160km/hr....

Because the higher speed version will come under Polestar. 

Makes sense now. 

 

Need to find where to charge such cars....

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57 minutes ago, Atonchia said:

No wonder Volvo said their car limit top speed at 160km/hr....

Because the higher speed version will come under Polestar. 

Makes sense now. 

 

Need to find where to charge such cars....

Anywhere also can...so looooooong the cable can reach...😁

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I saw the Polestar 2 in carwow. Surprised to see that it is actually as tall as some suv but is shape like a sedan. It is visually deceptive. Chinese or not this car is what a car should be. 

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On 7/2/2021 at 9:25 AM, Atonchia said:

No wonder Volvo said their car limit top speed at 160km/hr....

Because the higher speed version will come under Polestar. 

Makes sense now. 

 

Need to find where to charge such cars....

Volvo's top speed cap is 180km/h, not 160km/h. Polestar 2 slightly faster top speed at 200+ km/h. 

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10 hours ago, Lethalstrike said:

Volvo's top speed cap is 180km/h, not 160km/h. Polestar 2 slightly faster top speed at 200+ km/h. 

I see... That's more like it. 

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Polestar 2 available for viewing already for people who have placed refundable deposit. Super swee inside, confirm Tesla killer. Pricing not released yet but heard it will be close to Tesla M3

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Next time just buy the entry level Polestar for the obvious reason (our road tax is based on horsepower for EV) and than have it upgraded via OTA. Pirated software anyone? :D:D

Polestar 2 OTA Upgrade Unlocks 67 Extra Horsepower

With a new over-the-air software update, the electric vehicle is getting even more powerful and appealing, though, for now, this performance-oriented update is only for selected European markets. 

With the upgrade, the Polestar 2 gets a healthy power boost with the new software, an additional 67 hp (50 KW) and 20 Nm of torque, for a grand total of 476 hp (350 kW) and 680 Nm of electric twist. The best part is this is not just reflected in the dry numbers, as the vehicle now has a 0-100 Km/h sprint time of 4.4 seconds.

Polestar explains this is the first time it is applying its tuning heritage to its own electric cars, and the result is additional power and torque available as a boost function between 70 Km/h and 130 Km/h. The improved performance software has already been downloaded by over 400 customers in its first weeks of availability since late November.

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Been driving the Polestar 2 for a few days in Sweden. Well-made high-quality interior puts the Tesla Model 3 to shame (Volvo after all has the heritage and experience in building quality car interiors for decades). Rides really well, superb high speed composure (short bursts to 140kmh, maintained on average 120kmh). This is a small car, makes the XC40 feels voluminous in comparison, even though both are closely-related. But if you like a really fast compact sedan, this is a very sweet car. Makes sense for Singapore's roads where trips are short and sweet, nonsense for my road trip in Sweden (low temperatures impact the range, lack of conveniently accessible DC charging stations coupled with the provider's own app or payment gateway makes charging extremely frustrating for the tourist).

The android system was confusing to operate initially... Couldn't locate even the air con controls when I first got into the car. But Google maps integration is awesome, probably the smartest thing in the car. The screen is big, sharp and beautiful. However, no 12V socket in the interior, all USB-C ports (2 in front, 2 in the rear)! Seats are harder than Volvo's seats, lacking in support and comfort over long distances, but still better than most cars of this size. At least the seats are very adjustable. Boot is sufficient to fit only 2x 29" luggage, large opening makes it easy to access the boot, but high-load lip makes loading challenging for heavy and bulky items.

The car has very good insulation. I guess the batteries in the floorpan contributes to less NVH being transmitted into the cabin, and wind noise is very well suppressed too, making the cabin a serene place to be in.

Will I get one in Singapore? Maybe... Or I might prefer the C40 Recharge or XC40 P8 for a bit more space (pictured).

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Getting the car in Jan. The car ticks the right boxes for me. High tech but not in a Tesla way where everything must press iPad. The single motor is definitely slower than the Tesla M3 standard, but ride comfort and sound insulation is top notch, not to mention the premium sound system comes standard.

Should see more buyers I think. The P2 is the only premium EV at the low $200k range, other than Tesla. It is also the only one with a power rating lower than 230kW, thus escaping the high road tax bracket. P2 road tax is $1,212 per year, compared to Tesla M3’s $2,526

 

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On 12/21/2021 at 1:04 PM, Fitmugen said:

Getting the car in Jan. The car ticks the right boxes for me. High tech but not in a Tesla way where everything must press iPad. The single motor is definitely slower than the Tesla M3 standard, but ride comfort and sound insulation is top notch, not to mention the premium sound system comes standard.

Should see more buyers I think. The P2 is the only premium EV at the low $200k range, other than Tesla. It is also the only one with a power rating lower than 230kW, thus escaping the high road tax bracket. P2 road tax is $1,212 per year, compared to Tesla M3’s $2,526

 

Congrats! It definitely looks better than tesla in my opinion. No offence, tesla looks like a toad so volvo is a better choice.

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