Tesla competitor Polestar will release a new vehicle in September – experts say it is the superior car

POLESTAR is an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer co-owned by Volvo and Chinese car company Geely.

And experts say Polestars 2 can hold its own against Tesla’s successful Y model.

Polestar 2EV


Polestar 2EVPhoto credit: Polestar

Polestar was founded in 1996 under the name Flash Engineering, reports HotCars.

Flash Engineering was known for tuning Volvo cars and supporting Volvo in touring car championships before changing its name.

The Polestar 2’s exterior is a hatchback, available in single-engine and dual-engine powertrain options.

Polestar 2 single-engine models produce 231 hp and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, according to HotCars.

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Opt for a dual-engine Polestar 2 and you’ll have access to 476 hp that will register a 0-60 mph time in 4.1 seconds.

Both Polestar 2 trims pack a 75kWh lithium-ion battery pack, HotCars reports.

A single-engine Polestar 2 will give you 270 miles on a full charge, while the twin-engine fairings offer a range of 249 miles, Edmunds reports.

Tesla’s Model Y also has two fairings; range and performance.

The Long Range Model Y’s 0-60 mph time is 4.4 seconds with 384 hp.

Tesla Model Y Performance trims from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with 480 hp

You can drive 330 miles with a charged Model Y Long Range trim and 303 miles with a charged Model Y Performance trim.

Both Model Y contain an 80.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Polestar and Tesla differ slightly in their approach to in-cabin driving technology.

The Polestar 2 includes a 12.3-inch digital driver display and a vertically mounted 11.2-inch center infotainment touchscreen running the latest generation of Google OS.

Tesla Model Y


Tesla Model YCredit: Tesla

Tesla prefers to house all of the Model Y’s driver controls in a massive 15-inch central touchscreen.

Polestar 2 headlights incorporate modern design elements such as:

  • LED lights in the top half of the headlights
  • A projector configuration in the lower half of the headlights
  • A rear horizontal LED light bar

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a popular car that also uses a rear LED light strip in its exterior design.

The Polestar 2 reinforces its stance with standard 20-inch wheels, which are an inch larger than Tesla’s base Model Y.

Tesla’s Model Y is longer than the Polestar 2, but the Model Y’s sloping roofline slightly detracts from the optimization of rear passenger headroom.

The price is the ultimate fork in the road between these two cars.

Drivers pay an average of between $53,000 and $63,000 for a 2022 Polestar 2, reports JD Power.

According to Polestar, you’ll pay an initial MSRP of $40,000 for a Polestar 2 after applying your federal tax credit.

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According to JD Power, Tesla Model Y drivers paid an average of between $72,000 and $84,000 for a 2022 version.

Deliveries for the 2023 Polestar 2 will begin in September 2022, Electrek reports. Tesla competitor Polestar will release a new vehicle in September – experts say it is the superior car

Chris Barrese

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