Forget Tesla in the meantime and feast your senses on the new Polestar 2. This is an electric car that promises to deliver a different kind of driving experience replete with all the comforts of a modern luxury car. It boasts of a well-integrated communications system that can make for a more meaningful ride.
With two electric motors delivering 408 horses at 300 kW and 487 ft-lb of torque, the Polestar 2 is never a sissy on the road. Unfortunately, no one knows how fast this electric car can go or whether it can best the other e-cars on the road today. What’s known is that it can blitz from a dead stop to 60MPH in 4.7 seconds. To put this into perspective, that’s the same acceleration of a 2010 Aston Martin DB9. The Tesla Model 3 comes in only at 5.6 seconds. Not bad for an electric car.
The Polestar 2 also features a battery system that allows it to go as far as 275 miles on a single charge. By comparison, the Tesla 3 has a maximum effective range of 240 miles per charge. Polestar 2 bests the Tesla by 35 miles. Of course, it remains to be seen whether these specs on paper are translatable on the road.
This electric car comes in an all-wheel-drive configuration, complete with an all-electric drivetrain. It’s what provides the Polestar 2 superb efficiency and performance. There’s regenerative braking, too. This allows electric motors to recover energy and further prolong runtimes.
Techies will love the car-driver integration in the Polestar 2. There are intelligent seat sensors, phone-as-key, and a fully-embedded Google services framework. There are a voice command software and a revolutionary UI in a 12.3-inch digital driver display.
The Polestar 2 is an electric car that’s designed to excite all car lovers, that’s for sure.