Polestar is going to be a serious contender for Tesla. Started the subsidiary of Volvo of Sweden and Geely from China with the spectacular Hybrid sports car Polestar 1, sold only 500 pieces in a year for more than 150,000 euros and not a care in the Tempo of 180, the new specification of Volvo.
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the now presented Polestar 2 is fast, in 4.7 seconds, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h, the maximum speed is 205 km/h. In contrast to the first, he is a pure electric car, as now all of the Polestar. Number three is announced as the SUV. Under the Auspices of Geely, all Polestar will be built in China, yet they are a Swedish product, says company boss Thomas Ingenlath. Only the production over in China, everything else is done in Sweden. Ingenlath, of Designer, is proud of the dress of the second Polestar, which is a kind of four-door sedan with a hatchback. Familial Similarities to the Volvo are always visible. The company does not want to deny the common genes, and by the way, the car was as safe as any Volvo, stresses Ingenlath.
Interestingly, the new Polestar, is first of all through its entire range at a relatively moderate price that is aimed directly at the Tesla 3. On 56.540 Euro the base price amount less the promotion buyers in Germany, with less than 50,000 euros get away with it. Are offered four to five seats to 4.61 meters length. Two electric motors provide propulsion in both axes, twice 150 kW, together 408 HP, with maximum torque of 660 Newton meters. The energy a battery delivers 78 kWh of energy content, of the standard results in a range of 478 kilometers to the WLTP. Are the batteries charged with a maximum of 11 kW AC in about eight hours. With DC, it is faster: Up to 150 kW, the Board coped with their own charger, then a dead battery in 40 minutes is again at 80 percent. The cable for Download hood its place among the front. In order not to interfere in the actual trunk, which has a volume of 405 liters and up to 1095 Seats down. On the rear seat space is sufficient, only the means of man sitting cramped.
around 50,000 units per year are Planned. A second Version with front wheel drive and smaller battery, which should cost less than 40,000 euros, will follow. And maybe front-wheel drive comes mated with a large battery.
rides Like the first sample indicates that the Polestar 2 balanced, power delivery is fine. Also on the steering Wheel of the Volvo identify genes in the Form of buttons and switches. In the middle, but a large, vertical Monitor, as in the Tesla sits. The information and navigation system works completely with Google, a Premiere in the automotive world. Ingenlath it has a simple, there is no start button. The key and the driver's seat to demonstrate, you're ready to go. As a shortcoming, the Lack of Head-up Displays may be perceived. It costs too much space, they say. And also, different driving modes, such as in electric cars, is not there. The driver can adjust the steering, and the strength of the delay Response.Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 06:19