Although the first Polestar is still fresh in the memory, the Polestar 2 is already coming into play. In many car magazines they put this all-electric powerhouse right in front of the Tesla 3. Logical, because it was a long wait for an “equal” to stand up next to Tesla. However, I have to say that I do not entirely agree, but more on that later.
Volvo’s all-electric powerhouse, um, I mean Polestar of course
While we encountered a lot of Volvo aspects in the Polestar 1, that has been significantly reduced in the Polestar 2. Okay, it remains a company that falls under the large umbrella of the Geely autogroup company, but Polestar has been independently building and designing cars since 2017.
Polestar announced in 2017 that they were going to build all-electric cars for the higher segment, and what appeared first on the market: the Polestar 1. A heavy, beautiful sports car with a combustion engine and a hybrid drive with an electric range of 126 kilometers. A range that is far beyond any hybrid. But it didn’t quite fit Polestar’s vision.
Then there is the Polestar 2. As we wrote about the Polestar 2 before, it is a car for enthusiasts. I have spoken to countless people in recent years who really did not care about cars but who bought a Tesla. Purely due to the fact that the addition was very favorable compared to cars with a conventional combustion engine. The past few days I have been on the road with the Polestar 2 and I noticed that this car is a different story. I regularly take the time to stop in a nice place and have a chat with people in the area. In other words, people appeal to me. It is a car that now even appears in the commercial breaks after the 6 o’clock news. So people often start their talk with, “Is this such a Polestar now?”