Brand-new Polestar 2 EV sedan to spearhead Australian brand launch in 2020

2020 Polestar 2 EV

The range produced by the two electric motors is estimated to reach 442km, just a hair under Musk's model which clocks in at 498km, and the 0- 100km acceleration time is under five seconds just like the Model 3.

Volvo is muscling its way into the electric auto market with a new vehicle that aims to take on the industry's biggest players. In the run up to the public reveal in less than a week, official images and details of the Polestar 2 have been released on the internet.

Volvo, which owns half of Polestar with the rest held by its Chinese parent Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, said earlier this year it was talking to investors about raising funds to support Polestar's electrification costs.

The vehicle is based on Volvo's CMA platform and uses two electric motors and a 78kWh battery.

Cleverly, the cars 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor of the auto which makes the chassis really stiff and reduces road noise as well as vibrations.

For the first 12 months since the launch, however, the Polestar 2 will only be available in its top-spec version called "Launch Edition" that costs €59,900. The company announced late past year to make the Polestar 1, its plug-in hybrid sports auto, available in the United States toward the end of 2019. Those looking for a fun-to-drive electric auto can opt for the Performance Package which adds Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes and 20-inch forged alloy wheels for better handling characteristics.

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Enthusiasts will be happy to know that high-performance Ohlins dampers and Brembo brakes are tucked away behind glamorous 20-inch wheels. The brand is also working hard to provide in-car and mobile-based solutions to charging the vehicle, suggesting hassle-free access to the world's largest public charging networks. "Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication", says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.

The base price for the Polestar 2 will be 40,000 euros, around $45,000, CNN reports.

Polestar will also let you use your phone as a key, and the on-board computer will be able to sense your approach, then predict your movements and configure the car's digital display accordingly.

They're serious about sustainability too, ensuring the standard interior is vegan-friendly with "progressive textiles" for their "forward-thinking audience".

In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online.

Production of the electric vehicle in both right and left-hand-drive versions is to start in 2020 in southeast China, according to the automaker. Following its showcase in Geneva, the 2 will go on a roadshow across countries like China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

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