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Polestar's First All-Electric Model Breaks Cover

Polestar's First All-Electric Model Breaks Cover”

Ahead of the big unveiling, Polestar has shared with us a teaser image of what appears to be the sedan's rear.

Coming back to the Polestar 2, it is expected to be based on the same CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform as the XC40.

Though details surrounding the vehicle are limited for now, it is clear that the Polestar 2 will shun a hybrid powertrain in favour of an all-electric setup. This will be the company's first fully-electric model and it is likely to go into production in the near future.

Since the Polestar 2 will compete with the Tesla Model 3, the company said we can expect similar pricing.

While this is still around 10 km less than the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, it's 130 km more than the standard Model 3.

Volvo said in May 2018 that it would embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which the Polestar 2 will come equipped with.

Polestar's press release calls the new system "Google Android HMI", though the functionality mentioned sounds exactly like what the Android Automotive demos from last year's Google I/O offered.

According to the company, production of the Polestar 2 will only start shortly after the Polestar 1 begins rolling off assembly lines later this year. You can expect to see orders open up after the Polestar 1 launches; that vehicle starts production later in 2019.

Besides conventional cash sales, the vehicle will also be available on a subscription basis that Polestar says is a more premium version of its sister brand's Care by Volvo package.



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