Written by Daniel Andzhurov - September 08, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
Polestar is an automotive company founded 24 years ago which is now owned by Volvo (and its parent company, Geely), with the Volvo signature being seen easily in the design. Their latest product is the Polestar 2, which has been claimed to have outsold the Tesla Model 2 in August 2020 in both Norway and Sweden.
The vehicle uses two electric motors, with one positioned on each axle. They are powered with energy stored in 324 battery cells to achieve the following performance.
The financial benefits of owning a Polestar 2 can be shortly presented with an example. Based on an average travel distance of 350 km (≈ 218 miles) per week, you:
- Save $420/year from fuel costs,
- Save 1440 kg of CO2 which is equal to 26 hours of commercial flying and 160 kg of consumed meat,
- Save up to $7,500 of tax credit if you live in the USA.
Auto Trendy’s take:
We know that Tesla is the market leader in the EV sector all over the world and it is exciting to see someone competing and beating them (even locally!). This automatically makes us, at Auto Trendy, curious about the upcoming product of the Polestar auto maker.