Polestar launches production of its Tesla Model 3 killer
The all-electric Polestar 2 fastback celebrated its premiere more than a year ago, and today, Geely has finally proceeded to assemble it on its factory in China.
The company stayed true to its plain naming convention, putting out the Polestar 2 straight after the Polestar 1 PHEV coupe. It used to be an in-house tuning subdivision of Volvo prior to becoming a standalone brand.
The car comes powered by dual electric motors rated at 408 PS (300 kW) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) of torque. It sprints 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and runs out of its battery juice shortly before the 500 km (310-mile) mark.
Feature-wise, the Polestar 2 is Geely Group’s first vehicle to boast an Android-based infotainment system on board, complete with Google Play Services integration.
Once it hits the showrooms throughout Europe and North America, the fastback-shaped EV should provide some robust competition for the Tesla Model 3. The asking price in EU is €39,900, and the pre-order books are already open. If you hurry, you may get your own Polestar 2 as soon as this summer.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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