Volvo started production of Polestar 2 at the factory owned by the Chinese Geely Group in Luqiao, China.
Polestar, a brand owned by Volvo, has started production of the Polestar 2 electric sedan. The new model will be a direct rival to the Tesla Model 3. The production unit is owned by Geely Group, the owner of Volvo and Polestar brands.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said that the production started under special conditions, with a greater focus on the health and safety of the employees.
Deliveries of the new Polestar 2 will begin this summer, market-by-market, starting in Europe and then in China and North America.
Polestar 2 uses two electric motors that offer a combined 300 kW (408 hp) and a maximum torque of 660 Nm. The electric motors are powered by a 78 kWh battery that offers a range of 500 km. Polestar 2 uses the CMA platform.
In order to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, Polestar 2 needs 5 seconds.
The Polestar 2's multimedia system, with an 11-inch touchscreen, uses an Android operating system with integrated Google services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant or Google Play Store, in addition to natural voice recognition.
Currently, the reservations are open in ten markets after a deposit of 1,000 refundable euros. More configurations will gradually be enabled around the world. Polestar 2's starting prices in some markets are already known:
- 59,800 euros in Belgium and the Netherlands.
- 58,800 euros in Germany.
- £ 49,900 in the UK.
- 469,000 crowns (39,000 euros) in Norway
- 659,000 crowns (59,392 euros) in Sweden .
- $ 63,000 in the US.
“The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” comments Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “We start production now under these challenging circumstances with a strong focus on the health and safety of our people. This is a great achievement and the result of huge efforts from the staff in the factory and the team securing the supply chain. I have a huge amount of respect for the entire team – thanks to them!”
The Polestar 3 electric SUV is now expected to arrive around 2022.
Polestar has started the sale of its first fully electric vehicle in Germany. Polestar 2 can now be ordered directly from Polestar.com, the company's website. Polestar 2 has been breathlessly awaited since February 2019 and the pre-orders show the high level… Continue reading
BMW has announced that it will move the production of most of its electric Minis from Oxford to China, where it has a joint venture with Great Wall Motor. The decision is based on improving efficiency and tapping into the growing Chinese… Continue reading
Until recently, electric cars were seen as a luxury item with limited practical application. However, things are significantly different now, and electric mobility has become the preferred mode of transportation for many consumers. … Continue reading
Chinese automaker FAW has started constructing a new factory in Changchun that will produce electric cars for its premium brand "Hongqi". The completion of the factory is planned for 2022. FAW wants a capacity of 200,000 vehicles per… Continue reading