Polestar 2

polestar 2

What is the Polestar 2?

The Polestar 2 is a battery electric 5-door liftback produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo under its Polestar sub-brand. Based on the CMA platform, production began in March 2020 at the Luqiao CMA Super Factory in Luqiao, China. The concept car that precedes its design was called the Volvo Concept 40.2.

What is a Polestar car?

A new electric car, from a new electric car company. Polestar was once Volvo’s racing skunkworks, but it’s morphed into a standalone electric offshoot, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese mothership, Geely. Its cars are built in China, to be sold worldwide.

Is Polestar breaking away from Volvo design-wise?

Even the design of the Polestar 2 and Polestar 1 are in line with Volvo’s aesthetic and are based on a Volvo concept car. None of this is a bad thing, but the startup is working to break away from its parent company design-wise in the future.

Is the Polestar 2’s 233-mile range really that bad?

The first version of the Polestar 2 (the Launch Edition) was a great vehicle. It was a solidly built EV that delivered on performance, style, and Swedish luxury. There was one issue: range. In the grand scheme of things, 233 miles of range isn’t really a problem.

What is the Polestar 2 and should you buy it?

And the Polestar 2 is the fledgling company’s second car (if the name didn’t give that away) and represents its real shot at stardom. What Car?

Is the Polestar 2 the Tesla of electric cars?

The Polestar 2 is aimed at the same part of the market that the Tesla 3 occupies, where you can pick up an entry-luxury sedan for a tick under $40,000, after a $7,000 federal tax credit. In this segment, people expect their electric cars to be real working machines, not weekend luxury toys.

What is a Polestar car?

A new electric car, from a new electric car company. Polestar was once Volvo’s racing skunkworks, but it’s morphed into a standalone electric offshoot, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese mothership, Geely. Its cars are built in China, to be sold worldwide.

What is the range of the 2022 Polestar 2?

The 2022 Polestar 2 is available now and is offered in two trim levels. The long-range single motor that we reviewed and the more powerful long-range dual motor variant. Both have the same 78kWh capacity battery pack, with the single motor offering a range of 270 miles, 231 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque.

Does Volvo own Polestar?

Polestar is one brand in the stable of Polestars other parent company -- and Volvos owner -- Geely. The China-based company owns half of Polestar while also owning all of Volvo, which in its own right owns the other half of Polestar. (Yes, its confusing.)

Is Polestar optimization worth it?

Yes, it adds 16 hp and changes some transmission timing. Worth it is a bit harder to define; 16 hp on a 4500+ lb car isnt much of a difference and the tune wont turn it into a rocketship. Personally I find it holds gears way too long for regular city driving, so I use it pretty sparingly.

Is Polestar a Chinese company?

The Polestar brand was launched in 2017 as a stand-alone performance brand from Volvo and Geely, its Chinese parent company. Polestar There’s a lot to like about the Polestar 2, the first EV from...

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