The flagship all-electric vehicle from Volvo’s Polestar brand will be available in Australia from next year, it has been announced.
The Polestar 2, which is the second to bear the Polestar name but the first full electric vehicle from parent company Volvo, will arrive in late 2020 and be available for sale online.
Those are the headline figures from a Nissan-commissioned study of more than 500 people who intend to purchase a new car in the next three years. “The research confirms that Australians are overwhelmingly positive towards electric vehicle ownership,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.
The Polestar 2, which is a premium 5-door liftback style vehicle, is considered a serious contender to the domination of EV pioneer Tesla.
First unveiled at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, it has a 78kWh battery, dual motors offering 300kW power combined, 330Nm torque.
And, with a targeted 500km range, the Polestar could be well accepted in the Australian marketplace.
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Polestar, which evolved out of Swedish-Chinese Volvo’s first eponymous plug-in hybrid vehicle, is being set a target of up to 1,800 vehicles to be sold within its first 12 months in Australia.
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