Polestar 2 Hits Assembly Lines, Heading to Europe First
Market launch in China and North America will follow soon after.
Polestar’s all-electric performance fastback, Polestar 2 has hit the assembly lines in Luqiao plant in China with European deliveries planned for summer 2020.
Talking about their decision to start the development of the electric fastback, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath stated: “The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 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!”
Market launch in China and North America will follow soon after. The company plans to unveil the car “on a market-by-market basis”.
“Revealed in February 2019, the Polestar 2 is available in ten global markets across Europe, China, and North America. Final order books in each launch market are now being opened sequentially. Reservation holders in each market will be contacted to place their final orders, before public order books open.”
According to the company’s press release, the European bound Polestar 2 will carry a 78 kWh battery pack, which will enable it to deliver 470 km (292 miles) on the WLTP test cycle. For the American markets, it will probably be lower. We expect it to be around 402-442 km (250-275 miles).
“The fully electric performance fastback arrives with 408 hp, 487 lb.-ft. of torque, all-wheel drive and a 78 kWh battery pack, which enables a range of 292 miles (WLTP). Polestar 2 is also the world’s first car to feature a built-in infotainment system powered by Android, featuring Google Maps, voice command via the Google Assistant and the Google Play Store.”
Polestar 2 Specifications:
- 470 km (292 miles) of WLTP range
- 78 kWh battery (324 pouch cells, 27 modules, liquid-cooled)
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds
- dual motor all-wheel drive
- system output: 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm of torque (one 150 kW and 330 Nm electric motor per axle)
- 150 kW fast charging capability
- based on Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform
* in China battery capacity will be 72 kWh
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