Polestar 2 Revealed
February 27, 2019
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.