Volvo’s high-performance subsidiary confirmed extra about pricing for the Polestar 2 this week, setting the stage for a showdown with the Tesla Mannequin 3.
The all-electric Polestar 2 has its sights set on the Lengthy Vary variants of the smaller Tesla sedan, and due to this week’s announcement, we now know they’re going to be very equally priced in Europe, the place the Polestar 2 is now out there for order.
The most important divide in EU pricing is in Germany, the place the Polestar 2 will begin at 58,800 euros (vs. 54,800 euros for the Mannequin Three Lengthy Vary AWD); the hole in The Netherlands and Belgium is a bit smaller (round 1,000 euros). Within the UK, Polestar’s 49,900-British-pound price ticket is 2,000 kilos dearer than the Tesla’s.
These costs equate to $64,600 in Germany and $61,000 within the UK. That is not removed from what Polestar has stated about U.S. pricing—that it’ll price $63,000 for the primary yr’s Launch Version of the mannequin, which will likely be eligible for the complete $7,500 federal plug-in tax credit score.
A while after that, a base model is predicted to affix the lineup at $43ok to $45ok, or about $45,400 (39,900 euros) in Europe—or be out there by subscription—however each of these issues are greater than a yr out.
The Polestar 2 will boast greater than 400 horsepower and do 0-60 mph in lower than 5 seconds. These specs fall quick in comparison with the Tesla Mannequin Three Lengthy Vary AWD Efficiency, which affords greater than 450 hp and accelerates to 60 mph in simply 3.Three seconds.
Whereas potential patrons could also be upset by these shortcomings, it is necessary to notice that the Polestar 2 is just about a by-the-numbers match for the Lengthy-Vary AWD variant of Tesla’s small sedan, which affords a little bit over 400 horsepower and does 0-60 in 4.Four seconds. Each Tesla variants pack a 75-kwh battery pack, which yields a sliver of capability to the Polestar 2’s 78 kwh.
Polestar bundles three years of service and upkeep as a part of its out-the-door pricing, which ought to present peace of thoughts for early adopters. The launch markets for Polestar 2 will likely be Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. We cannot see any variations of the Polestar 2 in america till late in 2020.
Polestar additionally outlined the brand new sedan’s out there Efficiency Pack, which incorporates 4-piston Brembo brakes, an adjustable suspension and 20-inch solid alloy wheels. The end result, its engineers say, is “a automobile that wishes to be pushed.”
“We spent a whole lot of time obsessing over the best particulars of the Efficiency Pack chassis set-up to search out the automobile’s candy spot; we name it the ‘Golden Experience,'” stated Chassis engineer Joakim Rydholm.