Polestar 2 EV To Go After Tesla Model 3 With 350-Mile Range And Up To 400HP

Polestar’s second model will arrive next year as a Tesla Model 3 rival, offering up to 400hp and a driving range as high as 350 miles.

The figures were confirmed by the company’s chief operating officer Jonathan Goodman to Autocar, adding that the Polestar 2 will have a price range of between £30,000 and £50,000 in the UK.

Moreover, the Polestar 2 will offer 350 miles of driving range in its base version. “That’ll represent the lower ‘bookend’of our showroom range and, for now, it should give us as much access to the volume end of the EV market as we need,” said Goodman.

The Polestar 2 is expected to closely relate to the 40.2 Concept, a high-riding four-door sedan revealed back in 2017 alongside the 40.1 Concept that previewed the XC40 SUV.

Polestar will launch its second model next year, followed by a larger all-electric SUV called the Polestar 3. Goodman warned that any established manufacturer that will launch an electric-only sub-brand built on alternative design may be making a mistake, given the projected pace of the EV market.

“The global electric car market was worth 4m units in 2017,” he said, “but it’s quite widely expected to be worth 29m units by 2025. EV owners will come from all walks of life. So it’s a mistake to assume that, because the cars are electric, you have to make them quirky or futuristic. Other brands may be doing that but, if we’re looking at a market worth 30mil cars within seven years, it isn’t going to be niche; it’s going to be mainstream. So you just design a great-looking car – not one with a big blue flash down the side.”

“Electric cars will be just as appealing to young executives as they are to London retirees. It’s a new market, and purchase intentions will vary. So we’ve got to be a welcoming brand that’s not geeky, cliquey or judgmental.”

Volvo 40.2 Concept pictured

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  • Dude

    I can dig this… yeah, please make this, will sell for sure!

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks really great, and the specs sound good

  • Paul

    I like it.

  • DudeOriginal1

    Aside from the slightly awkward shape I wouldn’t call it ugly. It might look better irl.

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  • Felipe Politano

    I happen to be a Volvo fan and a marketing professional, and for both reasons I have come to LOATHE what the Polestar brand has become. They simply steal some of the most interesting Volvo designs and slap a Polestar badge on them. Oh wait, they don’t even bother badging their concoctions AT ALL. Marketing-wise, it’s not like the Polestar brand has any more brand awareness or value or cool factor or ANYTHING to add up to what the Volvo brand has already achieved; and if they don’t even half ass any meaningful differentiation between brands, it’s just a waste of resources.

    • Status

      If you are a marketing professional, then you can perhaps explain why Genesis can exist independently from Hyundai, whereas Polestar and Volvo cannot.

      Both Polestar and Genesis came out of the void fully formed and with zero brand awareness. They both share platforms with their downmarket parents. They’re both steps above their parent brands. They can also command more money then their parents.

      So what’s going on?

    • Marty

      They haven’t stolen designs, they have stolen a design.
      I too dislike the Polestar 1 (and the Polestar “unbrand”) and think it should have stayed a Volvo, but we don’t know what future Polestar cars will be like.

      There is of course a risk that they will steal the 40.2 design, or even share it with the next S40. But it’s more fun to save the rage until there actually is something to rage about. 🙂

  • Arthur Burnside

    Leave out the Autopilot death trap and the incredibly stupid and dangerous dash touchscreen control panel. Looks better than the Model 3 and comes from an automaker that isn’t an amateur at building cars.

  • David De Fortier

    I really like the shape of this. Mostly straight geometrical lines.

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