Volvo’s Hybrid Polestar 1 Available For Pre-Order
Get your checkbooks out. The Polestar 1 is now available for pre-ordering in 18 countries around the world.
Two electric motors at the back of the Polestar 1 make a combined 218 horsepower with an estimated range of 93 miles on one charge. This car has tons of power, the 2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine up front teams with those electric motors for the full 600. According to Polestar, this car has the longest range of any hybrid on the market.
The Polestar 1 made its European debut at the Geneva motor show last week, and is soon to go on a brand-building world tour before its public launch in the middle of next year.
“With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product. We will now take the next steps towards delivering this beautiful car to our first customers,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.
The pre-order process involves a fully-refundable €2,500 ($2,500; 20,000RMB) deposit, which serves as a placeholder in the queue for a Polestar 1. Pre-ordering is now available in the following 18 countries: China, United States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.
Beyond the Polestar 1, Polestar plans to add a Polestar 2 electric sedan in 2019 and a Polestar 3 electric SUV sometime around 2022.
Polestar is Volvo Car Group’s performance road car brand. In October 2017, Polestar was confirmed as a new, separately-branded high-performance electrified car company, offering a portfolio of bespoke Polestar cars. Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world-beating electrified high performance cars.
Today, Polestar builds the S60 and V60 Polestar, 367 hp performance road cars with over 250 developments over-and-above the standard Volvo products. It also offers Polestar Engineered performance hardware upgrades and engine software optimisations for existing Volvo products.