Meet Polestar 1: Volvo’s Fascinating New Electric Coupe


To sound fair, we live in an era where autonomous and flying cars are setting new trends. Where self-driving along with public safety is the utmost priority of every car manufacturer. Similarly, when Volvo declared its cars to be fully electric and generate on its own, it wasn’t kidding. Just a day ago at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo’s performance brand unveiled its first car. This brand also called the Polestar, appropriately named the coupe as Polestar 1. Lets dig in more in this enthralling model for the Volvo Polestar 1 review.

Volvo Polestar 1 Specs

Volvo Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that gathers a 600HP while surprisingly managing a 93 miles of just electric-only driving. And after those 93 miles, a turbocharged gas engine will kick in, making the Polestar 1 the longest-range hybrid car of the season. The 600 horsepower is way more powerful than you’d expect it to be. Thanks to the 2.0 litre turbo engine, and the two electric motors attached.

According to the COO of Polestar, this will be first and last hybrid car of the brand. The company expects higher mileage buyers to be more interested in the vehicle. Since the electric mileage for once is just 93 miles, people can opt both driving and autonomous modes; whichever they wanted.

Volvo Polestar 1 Features

The Electric coupe has an aggressive design that gives a modern flare. The inside has a leathery covering combined in a muted orange color along with shiny controls and widgets. The interiors give a pleasant feeling of a luxurious modern sports car with a unique smell of its own. In addition, it has frameless windows along with bezel-less wing mirrors.

The features include a smartphone entry system, which allows the driver to get into the car without a key. All you have to do is integrate your system through an app on Apple or Android devices so you can use your phone as a key. The driver can also authorize third parties like service guys or for fueling and charging purposes to get into the vehicle. It looks a lot finer in person than in photos.

Volvo Polestar 1 Price

Volvo’s Hybrid Polestar 1 will have a price worth €130,000 to €150,000 (about $153,000 to $177,000) if you ought to buy. The company has a subscribe policy where customers will pay a monthly fee (not disclosed yet). This includes car insurance, maintenance and other incentives.

Polestar 1 is not due to arrive until mid-2019, so the features that we talked above may or may not change in this time. It is a production-ready vehicle like the Tesla cars and the final version is completed after you order. The first model that will come out in 2019 will be only gas followed by pure electric models.

In addition, Polestar has also adopted a cue from Tesla, where much of its cars won’t go on sale. They are planning to end this concept of ownership by increasing more possibilities of ride-sharing and self-driving.


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