Whereas COVID-19 circumstances have ramped up within the US and Europe, they’re on the decline in China. On prime of that, Polestar mentioned that it took stringent measures to stop its unfold by taking worker temperatures, disinfecting all the pieces and giving masks to all staff. In consequence, the corporate mentioned it has seen zero circumstances of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus.
The Polestar 2 is designed to compete towards the Tesla Mannequin three, although it is a fairly a different-looking (arguably extra good-looking) automotive. The specs are comparable although, because the Polestar 2 gives a 78 kWh battery that delivers round 275 miles of vary by way of the WLTP technique together with a 408 horsepower, 487 lb-ft motor (EPA specs will arrive nearer to a US launch). It additionally has an Android-powered leisure system with Google Assistant voice instructions, Google Maps and the Google Play Retailer.
The primary Polestar 2 “Launch Version” mannequin will price $63,000, considerably greater than the $40,000 price ticket first touted by Volvo. That is an identical technique to what Tesla employed with the Mannequin three, although. Polestar promised that a $55,000 mannequin would roll out after a yr, adopted by a less expensive single motor mannequin with the worth but to be decided. Deliveries in Europe ought to begin this summer time, adopted by China after which North America.