Now dedicated to “high performance” electric vehicles, the sports branch of the Swedish Volvo group has just unveiled new details about its first electric car, expected in 2020.
“The Polestar 2 will compete with the Tesla Model 3,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, in an interview with our colleagues at AutoExpress , announcing a price target of 40,000 euros.
“We do not pretend it’s a Tesla killer, but we want to compete with Tesla,” he insisted, without specifying performance and self- sufficiency goals.
Positioned in the premium segment, the future Polestar electric car will be presented in the second half of 2019 and produced the following year.
Its commercialization will be based on a network of some 80 stores and on a subscriptions based distribution mode, the monthly package covering both the cost of the car, maintenance and insurance over periods ranging from two to three months. three years.
For Volvo, this Polestar 2 will be interposed between the Polestar 1, a 2 + 2 rechargeable hybrid coupe offering 150 km of range, and the Polestar 3, a large SUV. Scheduled for 2022, it will compete with other high end SUV like the Model X or the Audi et-tron quattro.