Swedish company Volvo presented the long-awaitedall-electric car Polestar 2, details of which began to be revealed long ago. Judging by the characteristics and cost - this is the most convincing competitor to the electric vehicle Tesla Model 3, which neither Chevrolet Bolt EV nor Nissan Leaf could overcome. With the release of the Polestar 2, Volvo wanted to prove that electric cars can be as powerful as cars with internal combustion engines. Is it so?
The car is based on the Volvo crossover platform.XC40 and repeats the most important features of other models from the Swedish manufacturer: frameless side mirrors, glowing logo and panoramic glass roof. The company refused to salon of genuine leather, and sheathed it with artificial materials.
In the middle of the cabin is a huge display with11 inches diagonal. It displays the Android operating system, equipped with the Google Assistant voice assistant for voice commands. From Google Play, you can download third-party applications, such as services for listening to music. Smartphone owner can serve as a car key.
Polestar 2 is equipped with two electric motors,providing four-wheel drive and power equal to 408 horsepower. The company says that this is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5 seconds. At the bottom of the electric car there is a 78 kW электромh battery, the capacity of which is enough to cover 443 kilometers without the need for recharging.
The car will be built in China,the start of sales is scheduled for 2020. In the first year, the company will sell only the maximum configuration Polestar 2 Launch Edition worth $ 63,000. Later, residents of the United States, Britain, China, Norway and other countries will be able to buy a “budget” version for 45,000 rubles.
Looking at the characteristics, the novelty is reallylooks like a worthy competitor to the Tesla Model 3, albeit slightly expensive. For comparison, the modification of the Tesla Model 3 with a power reserve of 418 kilometers costs $ 34,000. There is also an option with a power reserve of 500 kilometers - it costs $ 41,000.
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