by Justin King
Polestar 2 to debut in Geneva with 400 hp, 350-mile range

The Model 3 rival is predicted to have a beginning cost about $40,000.

Polestar’s Model 3 rival, acknowledged as the Polestar 2, has been verified to land in showrooms up coming calendar year with a selling price tag all-around $40,000.

Speaking to Autocar at the Goodwood Pageant of Speed, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman promised the vehicle will have up to 400 horsepower and a array of up to 350 miles.

“That will stand for the lower ‘bookend’ of our showroom variety and, for now, it ought to give us as significantly obtain to the quantity stop of the EV industry as we have to have,” he claimed.

Polestar believes the world EV current market was worth four million units in 2017 but will improve to 29 million models by 2025. The company expects most of the volume to appear from mainstream designs, not automobiles with daring EV-distinct styling.

“If we are looking at a industry really worth 30 million cars and trucks in 7 decades, it is just not likely to be market, it truly is going to be mainstream,” Goodman added. “So you just style and design a great-seeking vehicle – not 1 with a huge blue flash down the aspect.”

The Polestar 2 is envisioned to intently adhere to Volvo’s 40.2 strategy (pictured) that was uncovered past 12 months.

Picture by Ronan Glon.