Polestar is Volvo’s electric sub-brand and safety is the top priority for the Swedish company. The length of the electric Polestar 2 is 4,607 meters, a number that puts it squarely in the middle class and puts it in the face of Tesla’s Model 3.
According to Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of the company,
Safety is of paramount importance to Polestar. We are directly connected to Volvo Cars and this connects us to their great reputation for outstanding safety technology. Of course, Polestar cars are designed to be one of the safest in the world and we are really proud of it.
Extremely much attention was given to battery protection in the event of a violent collision. The company’s engineers have created an aluminum frame that surrounds it, with high rigidity, so that it is not affected by the forces that are being developed.
The SPOC block (Secure Partial Offset Crash), as it is called, is designed to prevent the wheels or other objects from moving towards the interior of the cab but also mainly towards the battery. This maximizes safety in side-front collisions, and is also assisted by the FLLP (Front Lower Load Path).
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The latter system primarily takes care of frontal collisions, whether with other vehicles or with narrower objects. Like, for example, a pillar, and like most modern electric vehicles, there is no engine in the front of the car.
Polestar 2 also included a sound production system, Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS), to be perceived by pedestrians, animals and other drivers moving near the car. In addition, it includes new internal side airbags in the front seats, which also protect the edges of passengers.
The new Polestar 2 has a 78 kWh capacity battery, ensuring a WLTP autonomy of 500 km, a perfectly satisfactory value. Also big are the numbers of both 408 horsepower combined from both electric motors, one on each axle, and torque 600 Nm. As for performance, it takes less than 5.0 seconds for 0-100 km/h.