THE arrival of a new model is constantly a instant of intrigue, nonetheless, there is something else over and above Polestar’s freshness to the industry that sparks curiosity.
An all-EV offspring of Volvo and Geely, Polestar fuses familiar Swedish virtues with clear-slate considering about what cars and trucks should be, how they should be constructed and how substantially they should pollute.
In truth, the company aims to build a certainly carbon-neutral auto by the finish of this 10 years, a auto whose whole production-connected CO2 output is zero – or even adverse – and Polestar’s holistic method to reaching that encompasses anything from how its factories are powered and where its raw supplies arrive from, to how substantially recycled materials it can make use of in every auto it builds.
But does pursuing the final eco-auto lead to compromises? Polestar’s corporate ethos is noble, but its longevity in the industry won’t be determined by how eco-friendly it is but how excellent its goods are. We Australians skipped out on Polestar’s very first hard work, the pretty distinctive Polestar one sportscar, but its additional applicable stablemate, the Polestar 2, is finally with us and on sale. It’s time to find out whether or not the Polestar hoopla is justified.
The pricing is certainly sharp, aimed squarely at Tesla’s Model 3 with a starting up cost of $59,900 before on-highway prices, but our very first taste of the Polestar 2 is in the $69,900 flagship.
Having said that, even at the best finish the Polestar 2 feels pretty substantially like a finely-honed item that not only poses an attractive – and additional experienced – different to the Tesla Model 3, but should also make absolutely everyone who drives it query whether or not there definitely is a need to burn up hydrocarbons any additional.