Polestar 2 EV fastback teased, to rival Tesla Model 3

Polestar 2 teased

Polestar 2 teased

Polestar says its first BEV "Will be sold in the Tesla Model 3 price range", which would seem to suggest something on the order of $45,000 to $55,000.

The price will apparently be on par with that of the Tesla Model 3, which is very impressive considering the specifications.

Though details surrounding the vehicle are limited for now, it is clear that the Polestar 2 will shun a hybrid powertrain in favour of an all-electric setup. Also, unlike the Polestar 1 which is available as a left-hand drive model only, the Polestar 2 will be available with the steering wheel on the right side.

The company's first battery electric vehicle is claimed to offer 483 km of range on a single charge and 400 hp from its powertrain. One year later, at I/O '18, Google actually showed off several cars with prototypes of what it now called "Android Automotive".

Another novelty will be a new multimedia system with a huge touch screen, which will also be the platform for the world debut of the Google Android HMI, as well as the automotive version of Google Assistant. Google has a similar deal in place with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Final specs will be locked in closer to the start of production late this year or early next. This will be the company's first fully-electric model and it is likely to go into production in the near future.

Polestar will borrow some ideas from the Tesla, allowing customer to order their vehicle online as either a purchase or a monthly subscription, which includes maintenance and insurance.

Volvo's high-performance division, Polestar, is showing us something new.

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