Polestar Cars has announced that U.S. pricing for Polestar 2, the Swedish brand's first pure electric car, will start at $59,900. This figure falls just below state incentive thresholds in key markets like California and New York, enabling total tax incentives of up to $9,500 when combined with the federal electric vehicle tax credit. The Polestar 2 arrives with 408 hp, 487 lb.-ft. of torque, all-wheel drive and a 78 kWh battery pack, which enables considerable EV range. It is also the first car in the world to feature a built-in infotainment system powered by Android, featuring voice command via the Google Assistant, Google Maps with EV charging support and app downloads via the Google Play Store. Options for the electric performance fastback are few: Performance Pack ($5,000), Nappa Leather Interior ($4,000), 20-Inch Alloy Wheels ($1,200) and Metallic Paint Colors ($1,200.)

“We ar e quite enthusiastic to announce the U.S. pricing for the Polestar 2,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA. “The MSRP is lower than we originally targeted, and will be extended to all of our current reservation holders. “With an online purchase option, lower pricing, considerable tax incentives, and production already underway, the Polestar 2 is well positioned for a successful entry into the U.S. market.”  The Polestar 2, which began production in late March, will begin delivery to U.S. reservation holders in summer 2020. The Polestar 2 is available to purchase now on Polestar.com, and the brand will soon open physical retail showrooms—Polestar Spaces—where customers can also get information and conduct test drives.  The first of these locations will open on the West Coast and NewYork in late summer 2020, with additional locations to follow.