Wednesday 27th February 2019
Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar unveiled a battery-powered compact car touted as a rival to Tesla’s Model 3. Sweden-based Volvo is a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely. Called the Polestar 2, the all-electric saloon was available to pre-order now, with prices starting from €39,900 (around £34,000). The Polestar 2 is a five-door fastback saloon built on Volvo’s new all-electric CMA platform. Powered by two electric motors, it produces a combined output of 396bhp and 660Nm of torque, which results in a 0–62mph sprint of less than five seconds. The motors are paired with a 78kWh battery pack, with Polestar targeting an all-electric range of around 310 miles.