The skateboard chassis holds a 78kWh battery, powering two motors (one on each axle) which develop a combined power output of 408PS and 660Nm.
"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". You can also use your phone as a key, which will allow you to offer temporary access to others via an app.
In a surprise announcement today, Tesla Motors just introduced its long-awaited $35,000 standard Model 3, a long-sought goal for the entire electric vehicle market that has proven elusive up until today.
"The products are compelling, they're very attractive, they're pure, premium performance cars, they're a little bit different", he said. Even more importantly, that figure won't break the bank for the average performance auto buyer. Looking at the data sheet, the Polestar 2 is similar in dimensions with the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan, Audi A3 sedan and BMW 1 series sedan. This translates to a 0-100km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
To keep the NVH levels at a bare minimum, the 27-module battery pack of the Polestar 2 has been integrated into the floor.
The optional Performance package adds Brembo performance brakes with gold-tinted calipers, Öhlins shocks, and a set of exclusive 20-inch wheels. Polestar will answer the important question of charging Polestar 2 with a smart, convenient and extensive approach. "And with Polestar 2 we bring an exciting premium electric auto that will broaden the choice on offer in exactly this segment". The company labels the vehicle as the first to embed Google services including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Play Store, offering users the option to download additional apps and display them on a 12.3-inch digital driver display or an 11.15-inch center stack display. You can tell your Polestar what to do with either voice control, or an 11-inch touchscreen display.
The digital key enables many personalised settings for the driver, enables vehicle sharing and allows for connected Polestar services like pick-up and delivery. The Polestar 2 will be sold to customers in markets like China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK initially. There will also be a limited number of launch edition models made during the vehicle's first 12 months of production that starts at 59,900 euros ($68,200).
Polestar will show off its new vehicle at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March before embarking on a global roadshow across North America, Europe and China over the course of 2019.
The design may look familiar to those who have been following the developments around the company's first auto, the Polestar 1 hybrid-GT but applied to a crossover-ish liftback.