Electric cars are becoming more popular and affordable, but they still need some help regarding convenience, range, and charging infrastructure. That's why Polestar 2, a premium electric car from the Swedish brand Polestar, is aiming to change the game with its innovative features, design, and performance.
Polestar 2 is a five-door fastback that combines a hatchback's practicality with a sedan's elegance. It has a sleek and minimalist exterior, with LED headlights and taillights, a frameless rearview mirror, and a panoramic glass roof. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with vegan upholstery, recycled materials, and a 12.3-inch digital driver display. The car also boasts a 15-inch touchscreen that runs on Android Automotive OS, the first of its kind in the industry. This system allows drivers to access Google services such as Maps, Assistant, and Play, as well as other apps from the Google Play Store.
Polestar 2 is powered by a 78 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of 233 miles on a single charge. The electric car can be charged at home or public stations using a Type 2 or CCS plug. It also supports fast charging up to 150 kW, replenishing 80% of the battery in about 40 minutes. The Polestar 2 has two electric motors that deliver a combined output of 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 127 mph. The car also has an advanced all-wheel-drive system that enhances traction and stability in different road conditions.
Polestar 2 is not only fast and fun to drive but also safe and smart. It has a high-strength steel body structure that protects the occupants and the battery in case of a collision. It also has an array of sensors and cameras that enable various driver assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping aid, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with automatic braking. The car also has a Pilot Assist function that can steer, accelerate, and brake the car within its lane on highways.
Polestar 2 is more than just an electric car; it's a statement of sustainability and innovation. The car is designed to reduce its environmental impact by using renewable energy sources, recycled materials, and vegan leather. The car also has a carbon offset program compensating for the emissions generated during production and delivery. Polestar 2 is also committed to transparency and accountability by publishing its full lifecycle carbon footprint on its website.
Polestar 2 is now available in the US market with a starting price of $59,900 (before federal tax credit). The car comes with three years of complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance, as well as access to over 35,000 charging stations across the country through the Polestar app. The car also offers several options and packages to customize its appearance and performance, such as different colors, wheels, leather seats, performance brakes, suspension, and tires.
Polestar 2 can now be experienced in downtown Hanover, Germany, where the brand opened its first Polestar Space. This new concept of the retail showroom allows customers to explore and test drive the car in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Polestar Space is staffed by experts who can answer questions and provide guidance without any pressure or commission. Customers can also order their car online through the Polestar website or app.
Polestar 2 is a remarkable electric car with style, performance, technology, and sustainability in one package. It is a worthy contender in the premium electric car segment that challenges the status quo and sets new standards for the future of mobility.