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wattev2buy explores the Polestar 2 EV specs, range, price, battery, charge time, and pictures as it vies for a position in the fast-growing EV market. The Polestar 2 available early 2020 competes with the Tesla Model 3 and is available in left and right-hand drive markets. Production is set for around 50,000 units per annum.



Polestar 2 Specs 2020 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh Battery Nominal rating kWh Voltage V Amps Ah Cells Modules Efficiency Weight (kg) Cell Type SOC Cooling Cycles Battery Type Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Battery Warranty - years Battery Warranty - km Battery Warranty - miles Battery Electric Range - at constant 38mph Battery Electric Range - at constant 60km/h Battery Electric Range - JC08 Mi Battery Electric Range - JC08 km Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi Battery Electric Range - NEDC km Battery Electric Range - CCM Mi Battery Electric Range - CCM km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi Battery Electric Range - EPA km Electric Top Speed - mph Electric Top Speed - km/h Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 50km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 125km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 125mph sec Acceleration 0 - 188mph sec Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec Wireless Charging Direct Current Fast Charge kW Charger Efficiency Onboard Charger kW Onboard Charger Optional kW Charging Cord - amps Charging Cord - volts LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 70%) LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) LV 3 Charge Time (mi) LV 3 Charge Time (km) Supercharger Charging System kW Charger Output Charge Connector Braking Power Outlet kW Power Outlet Amps MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp (Electric Max) Max Power - kW (Electric Max) Max Torque - lb.ft (Electric Max) Max Torque - N.m (Electric Max) Drivetrain Generator Motor Type Electric Motor Manufacturer Electric Motor Output kW Electric Motor Output hp Transmission Electric Motor - Rear Max Power - hp (Rear) Max Power - kW (Rear) Max Torque - lb.ft (Rear) Max Torque - N.m (Rear) Electric Motor - Front Max Power - hp (Front) Max Power - kW (Front) Max Torque - lb.ft (Front) Max Torque - N.m (Front) Energy Consumption kWh/100km Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Deposit GB Battery Lease per month EU Battery Lease per month China Battery Lease per month MSRP (expected) EU MSRP (before incentives & destination) € 40,000.00 NOK MSRP (before incentives & destination) GB MSRP (before incentives & destination) £35,000.00 US MSRP (before incentives & destination) JAP MSRP (before incentives & destination) CHINA MSRP (before incentives & destination) Local Currency MSRP MSRP after incentives Vehicle Trims Doors Seating Dimensions Luggage (L) Luggage Max (L) GVWR (kg) GVWR (lbs) Curb Weight (kg) Curb Weight (lbs) Payload Capacity (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Max Load Height (m) Ground Clearance (inc) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Wheelbase (mm) Lenght (inc) 0.0 Width (inc) 0.0 Height (inc) 0.0 Wheelbase (inc) 0.0 Other Utility Factor Sales Auto Show Unveil Availability Market Segment LCD Screen (inch) Class Safety Level Unveiled Relaunch First Delivery 2020 Chassis designed Based On Extras AKA Self-Driving System SAE Autonomous Level Connectivity Unique Extras Incentives Compete Tesla Model 3 Home Charge Installation Assembly Production per annum 50000 Public Charging Subsidy Chinese Name Model Code WEBSITE




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2019 Week 9 - Polestar 2 unveiled

Volvo’s performance brand Polestar digitally revealed the Polestar 2 which will be unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show next week. Similar to its competition, the Tesla Model 3 the Polestar 2 is a 5-door fastback pure electric car.

The Polestar 2 Drivetrain

The Polestar 2 is equipped with a 27 module 78 kWh battery situated under the floor of the car, delivering a targeted range of 500 km (WLTP) or 275 miles (EPA). The Chinese version of the Polestar 2 only gets a 72kWh battery pack. The drivetrain of the Polestar 2 consists of an EFAD and ERAD electric motors front and rear each offering 150 kW, 330 Nm of torque.


Charging the Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 is equipped with an 11kW onboard charger for AC charging at home or work, and a DC fast charging system enabled for public charging up to 150kW. Drivers can regulate the charge current, the duration, the maximum charge level, and much more in the car or via the Polestar Connect app. The Polestar comes standard with a 7-meter AC charging cord (for normal outlets) while the 4.5-meter AC cord for wallboxes and public locations is an optional extra. Naturally, the Polestar 2 is also equipped with a regenerative braking system, charging itself when applying the brakes by easing up on the accelerator and saving deterioration of the brakes in the process meaning less maintenance cost.

Driver interaction and Safety of the Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 user experience has the driver in mind, starting with the phone-as-key, taking away the need to carry a key freeing up your hands and time when looking for the pesky object when you are in a hurry. Polestar-2-roof-top-5-ev-news-week-9-2019Not only does the Polestar 2 wish you welcome and bid you farewell through eliminating patterns which the front and rear lights display when one approaches or walks away the Polestar 2 also prepares itself even when you approach. As you walk up to the car, the Polestar 2 displays pertinent information such as battery status, range, and the time remaining to a full charge once it detects the digital key. Intelligent seat sensors power up the Polestar 2 as soon as you are seated. Because the phone has become such an integral part of our daily lives and integrated into the operation of the Polestar 2 as it offers wireless inductive phone charging in the forward part of the tunnel console.

The Polestar is identifiable from its fastback shaped rear which consists of a 288 LED rear lamp which shines more intensely with stronger braking and the Polestar logo which is projected onto the panoramic glass roof on the inside from the overhead panel. Polestar has partnered with audio experts Harman Kardon to fit the Polestar 2 with a fully integrated sound system to create an immersive, detailed audio environment.

Advanced Driving Assistance and safety is provided by Volvo’s IntelliSafe™ system aided by a front radar, a windshield-mounted camera, and two rear-facing radar units.

Pricing for the Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 takes from the cell-phone industry by providing the car on a subscription basis where ownership more closely resembles phone ownership which consists of an all-inclusive monthly fee from a menu of services, with the option to return or upgrade at the end of your term.

You can now secure your Polestar 2 through a reservation deposit and take delivery of your car in Europe from May 2020 and in Canada and the USA from July 2020. The reservation deposit for the Polestar 2 is €1,000 or £1,000 in Europe and the UK and $1,500 in Canada and $1,000 in the USA. The reservation deposit in Scandinavia is kr 10 000.

Pricing for the Polestar 2 stats at €59,900 in the Netherlands,  France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the UK. You will pay from $63,000 for the Polestar 2 in the USA before subsidies or $69,900 in Canada. The reservation deposit of ¥ 8,000 can be paid via WeChat in China.

2019 Week 1 - Polestar 2 teased

Polestar teased an image of the back end of the Polestar 2 EV which will also be revealed at the NAIAS and produced in 2020. The Polestar 2 is expected to be priced in the range of €40,000 ($46,000) and have a battery electric range of around 480km (300miles).

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2018 Week 6 - Polestar release pricing for Polestar 2

Polestar, the Volvo performance brand, announced the release date and pricing data for the Polestar 2 pure EV sedan targeted at the Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 and the Polestar 3 SUV will be available in left and right-hand drive form. Polestar will launch the Polestar 2 in the second half of 2019 and production will begin around the start of 2020. Around 50,000 units of the EV sedan will be produced annually and sold through exclusive Polestar stores and the internet at a price of around €40,000 (£35,000).


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