Written by Daniel Andzhurov – February 22, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Swedish manufacturer Polestar has announced that after the end of 2021, it will stop producing its plug-in hybrid Polestar 1. The brand is planning on offering only electric cars in the future.
Polestar 1 is the first model of the brand, which was previously part of the Volvo company. The hybrid sedan has been on the market since 2017 and has received quite some good reviews from customers, and many experts even claim that it is one of the best cars lately. However, it is about to go down in history.
"With 619 horsepower combined with the largest mileage of any hybrid in the world currently available, this car is the clearest evidence of the design and technological innovations that Polestar uses," said Gregor Hembrough, CEO of the brand's North American division.
The Polestar 1 will be replaced by the Polestar 2 sedan, and then models with indexes 3 and 4 will appear. However, they will all be electric and so the Swedish brand, in fact, completely breaks with the internal combustion engine and becomes a manufacturer of electric vehicles.
Polestar 1 is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine and two electric motors with a total power of 619 horsepower and 1000 Newton-meters. On electricity alone, the sedan has a travelling range of up to 97 km.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Polestar is making yet another step towards a more sustainable future of the automotive industry. Hybrids are being taken out of the list and this is a sign. It is indeed a bad sign for the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as it seems that its end is approaching faster with every year past. What a time to be informed about the automobile world! It is undergoing a complete metamorphosis and we are curious to see how it will evolve.