Volvo cars have revealed its all-electric car Polestar 2 which will be the biggest competitor to the Tesla Model 3, the all-electric Sedan. Polestar 2 will be the first car to be powered by Google’s new native version of Android for the car.
Polestar 2 offers up to 275 miles (about 443 kilometers) in a single charge powered by a 78kWh battery that makes up the entire floor of the car as per the automaker. The company says that the Polestar 2 has 300kW (about 408 horsepower) to cruise with, spread across dual electric motors. The all wheel drive will help the car to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (0-100kph) in just 4.7 seconds.
Polestar 2 will cost around 39,900 euros or about $45,000 at the lowest. But the company says that it will produce some versions of the car in the second year of production which will make it cost around as much as 59,900 euros, or about $68,000.
The company will make the “Launch Edition” car for the first 12 months. Pre-Orders for the car is open now and the production will begin next year in China. Polestar is launching the car for the countries where it thinks will get the most sales: China, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Belgium.
Comparing with the Tesla Model 3 which offers the similar specs currently starting at $42,000. Model 3 offers a rear-wheel-drive which can last up to 260 miles of on full charge. The more expensive versions can range upto 310 miles and can reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds which costs at $70,000.
The Polestar 2 is available in three themed variants: Shanghai (White), London (Black), and Berlin (Gray).
Polestar 1 was launched in 2017 and was priced at $155,000 which meant it wasn’t for all.