Sales of Polestar 2 EV in the Nordic countries of Norway and Sweden began with particular momentum. It is also no secret that the new electric sedan from Sweden at the moment is the main rival of the Tesla Model 3 since it has close to similar technical features as well as impressive exterior appearance.
Polestar is the sub-brand of Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, and focuses on the manufacture of exclusively electric vehicles (BEV). The new fastback is based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform and is equipped with two electric motors with a total performance of 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque, with all-wheel drive transmission.
Its battery capacity is 78 kWh (78 kWh in the Chinese market), offering autonomy for 470 km in the WLTP cycle. In terms of its performance, according to the factory, it takes 4.7 seconds for the process of 0-100 km/h.
Its price varies from country to country. For example in Norway it starts at 44,500 euros, in Sweden from 63,740 euros. In Germany it is available for 53,540 euros, while in the Netherlands and Belgium from 59,800 euros.
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Sales of Polestar 2 began in early summer in some European countries, with demand more than remarkable. In Norway and Sweden, for example, two countries where electrification is very widespread, Polestar 2, at least for the month of August, recorded higher sales than the popular Tesla Model 3.
In Particular, 504 units were sold in Norway, compared with 264 Model 3, while in Sweden, where due to its affinity with Volvo it ‘plays’ at home, sales amounted to 284 units, compared with 235 of the Model 3.
Of course it is still too early for conclusions but surely Polestar 2 has come to the markets and impresses. It has also received very good reviews from foreign bloggers and you tubers of the special press, who have drive it and believe that it can look the Model 3 in the eyes.