Refinement and Safety of a Volvo in a Five Door Electric Vehicle
Polestar was established in the mid nineties and, is a separate automotive brand from parent company, Volvo. They have been relatively quiet until recently as the deliveries of the new 2 EV come closer and closer. More and more dealer showrooms are opening up and the hype of what appears to finally be a viable competitor to the Model Y and Tesla in general begins to roll out.
This EV is not going after supercar achievements but rather sees more practicality and focus on safety features as a Volvo would Volvo, year after year has one of the best crash ratings and as result followings of any international automaker. With a two motor (AWD) 408 hp design the new Polestar 2 can get to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Combine this with two battery configurations at 375 km, 233 miles (EPA) or 470 km / 292 miles (WLTP) there is sufficient range to compete with any other EV on the landscape.
Where things get really interesting is the different levels of trim based on geographic location selected (Shanghai, London or Berlin) and on top of these there is a performance package available that adds stopping power (Brembo brakes), suspension, wheel and seatbelt upgrades to complete the package. Perhaps what will sway most buyers away from Tesla would be the rock solid safety record that Volvo has and how this design and engineering is applied to the Polestar 2. We wouldn't expect any major recalls (or even minor ones) from Volvo's keen eyed engineers and line workers. Rumour has it that the Polestar 2 will be built in China so we can't imagine the shame and embarrassment that would come to anyone involved should there be a blunder. We strongly believe the delayed rollout on this EV is due to an extra set of checks and balances to prevent any long term issues that would certainly decimate their EV following if anything surfaces.
The Polestar 2 is poised to take over and with the structure in place to sell and deliver these cars we can safely say that a large bite will be taken out of market share for Tesla. For the consumer, this level of competition is welcome and will only help to lower prices and increase availability. We thank you for reading this review and hope that you are interested in our writing, please check us out at https://auto-blog.online/ for more reviews, tips and hacks for everything automotive!