Polestar to reveal 1 coupe this evening

Oct 18, 2017, 00:36
Polestar to reveal 1 coupe this evening

Just as the brand takes the cover off its first product, the 600 horsepower Polestar 1, the brand is already confirming a Tesla Model 3 rival next.

Volvo's chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said there was huge demand for premium electric cars in China, but added a lot of others players were moving into the market, raising competition. We don't have many specific technical details, but interestingly, Polestar refers to the vehicle as an "electric auto supported by an internal combustion engine" - the opposite to the norm.

The Polestar 1 will be a four-seater Grand Tourer that is planned to roll off the production line in 2019 with a 600bhp engine and an electric performance hybrid drivetrain. The company says that service will include the ability to rent other Volvo and Polestar models.

Polestar will also embrace Volvo's new subscription service for its vehicles rather than traditional auto ownership.

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But despite the promise of terrific performance, Polestar say the "1" will also have an EV only range of getting on for 100 miles - which will be very useful, even if it's more like 70 miles in the real world. Close behind will be the smaller, fully electric Polestar 2, that would compete more directly with the Tesla 3, and an SUV Polestar 3. It will be interesting to see how people take to the subscription model, but the Polestar 1 is an exciting step into the growth of a whole new vehicle brand.

Production of the Polestar 1 will take place at a new Chinese production facility in 2018-Chinese automaker Geely owns Volvo Group and its associated brands.

The new Polestar 1 will have a carbon fibre body along with a traction improving double electric rear axle, which should make it faster and easier to drive.

The Polestar 1 has a host of new technologies, all aimed at making it a true driver's ca and is the world's first auto to be fitted with the all-new class-leading Ohlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi) advanced chassis technology.

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Volvo has said that, beginning in 2019, all of its own new and redesigned models will be electric or hybrid.

The Polestar 1 is scheduled to debut tomorrow in Shanghai. The Polestar 2 will be the company's first fully electric auto.

The Polestar 1's looks match the advanced tech inside-the styling is simple and clean, with unique touches like sci-fi inspired Helvetica-font stickers instead of chrome badging and a panel mounted in the trunk with neatly marked heavy-gauge orange wires and connectors. The Polestar 3 should follow by 2021. You see, who said concept cars don't make it into production with virtually any modifications?

500 examples of the Polestar 1 will be built every year, and all will be left hand -it will still be sold in the UK.

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