Published: Mon, March 04, 2019
Markets | By Erika Turner

Polestar 2 is a Swedish BMW i4/Tesla-Fighting Android

Polestar 2 is a Swedish BMW i4/Tesla-Fighting Android

A launch edition, produced for the first 12 months of the car's life, will be €59,900 (around £51,000).

The chassis used, even with the 27-module battery pack set inside it, reduces the road noise by 3.7dB compared to more traditional options and can be enhanced by an optional Performance Pack.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the initial Polestar models would herald a wider range of electric vehicles.

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 juice to the motor is supplied by a 78 kWh battery pack, enabling a targeted range of 500 kilometres.

"We've teamed up with the pros in their respective field, and acknowledged that its pointless to think you can do everything best yourself, so we embedded Android as the infotainment system software". From having to use Google Assistant and Google Maps, to browsing the Google Play Store, everything is within easy reach in the Polestar 2's onboard system.

"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". Those looking for a fun-to-drive electric vehicle can opt for the Performance Package which adds Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes and 20-inch forged alloy wheels for better handling characteristics. It will further be equipped with phone-as-key technology and Polestar connected services such as pick-up and delivery. As the driver approaches the vehicle, the smartphone app shows battery status, range, and the time remaining to a full charge. Don't let its EV nature and pedestrian specs fool you, though, the Polestar 2 is created to be a proper weapon.

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Like all Polestar models, the 2 will only be available for online ordering.

"We made a decision to bring something different to the segment".

The Polestar 2 comes packed with a host of features including a 'vegan interior" draped with "progressive textiles' which the carmaker claims will appeal to the 'the forward-thinking audience who will subscribe to Polestar 2'. The Polestar 2 detects its owner's phone and opens the door as soon as it senses the owner step close to the vehicle.

Pre-orders are open at polestar.com.

Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left and right-hand drive.

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The polestar spaces will offer test drives as well. The all-electric vehicle will be available for purchase in the USA and Canada, Belgium, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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