Polestar 2 due in 2019, to get 560 km of driving range?

Polestar 2 due in 2019, to get 560 km of driving range?

While production for the Polestar 1 is underway, the Volvo-owned automaker has revealed that its second model, the all-electric 2, will take on the Tesla Model 3 as its mainstream zero-emissions offering.

North American Polestar boss, Greg Hembrough told InsideEVs “there is a credible new EV contender coming to the marketplace in 2019, and it’s coming with 91 years of engineering prowess behind it.”

Hembrough didn’t reveal much about its pricing, but confirmed that the 2 will compete for the same market as the Model 3. “We can’t confirm pricing at this point, but I can tell you that the car will be competitive in that segment,” he added.

Reports have suggested that the Polestar 2 – which will come with multiple battery options – could be sold from US$38,000 (RM159k), which is slightly higher than the base US$35,000 (RM146k) price of the Model 3.

Those reports also stated that the range-topping 2 could boast a maximum driving range of 560 km on a single charge (figure likely to be tested based on the new WLTP standards), of which will be priced at US$63,400 (RM265k). Comparatively, the Model 3 Long Range has a maximum range of 537 km based on EPA protocols, and starts way lower at US$49,000 (RM205k).

Polestar 2 due in 2019, to get 560 km of driving range?

Besides that, we know nothing of the 2. However, a design concept will be shown in the first quarter of 2019, and Polestar will apparently not bank on using a divisive design approach to get its mass-scale compact car noticed.

“When I sit in the showroom at Polestar, as recently as two weeks ago, to see the design language of the vehicles, they are refreshing and surprising but not polarising,” Hembrough said, pointing to the Jaguar I-Pace as an example of a “polarising” design.

Hembrough said its US offensive will be centred along the west coast, where it will open Polestar outlets in locales such as premium clothing stores, where customers can conduct test drives.

The bulk of Polestar’s retail and service operations will be done via smartphone apps. Of course, just like the Polestar 1, customers can choose to “experience” the car on a subscription basis, where they can pay a monthly fee to rent alternative vehicles within the Volvo and Polestar range. Production of the Polestar 2 will begin later in 2019 in China.

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Comments

  • YB Kunta Kinte on Dec 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I hope no Proton fanboys here come here and say that this will be in Proton cars.

    Fanboys now already telling everybody that Proton cars now got AMG technology just because geely owns 10% of Daimler.

    Aiyoo fanboys, if this is so, nobody will buy Volvo or Mercedes lah, all will buy Proton

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 1
    • redpilled on Dec 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

      no P1 fanboy is saying what you say they say. its you thats cooking up stupid statements and connecting imaginary dots.

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  • willie on Dec 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    the Polestar 2 from RM159k nice upgrade from C seg cars. On top of Petronas expanded EV charging stations all over Malaysia by 2019.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0
    • Khairul on Dec 24, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Petronas EV all tido. All not working. Typical Malaysia. Big dreams but no maintenance.

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  • Polestar, VolvoCars, Geely, P1, VolvoTrucks, Lotus > all

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  • What are you waiting for geely. Ask P1 engineers to tune its handling! It will be much much better than any Tesla!

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    • John Menangis Kuat Kuat on Dec 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      you mean ask Geely engineers to tune it. P1 engineers are incompetent.

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    • Not Toyota Fan on Dec 23, 2018 at 6:53 am

      You forgot Geely owns Lotus, who no doubt would do just as good the job, if not better.

      After all, Lotus is the Sifu.

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    • redpilled on Dec 23, 2018 at 11:18 am

      cannot one…coz people here got self-hate syndrome just like far left idiots in the west… if others better than us they say we’re no good, if we’re good at something, they nothing special la, ride like crap la, not the only one capable of it la… they run down their own team, treasonous attitude aplenty, prolly the same keturunan that helped Malacca fall to the Portuguese.

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  • Basherlogic on Dec 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    If follow your logic myvi is not from museum collection passo or boon

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  • typical malaysian on Dec 24, 2018 at 10:12 am

    pair this w/ P1 ride and handling and P2 ADAS 2.0, confirm 7 stars NCAP.

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