Previous connect with for Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid flagship, as model prepares for a lot more EVs

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The Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe is getting into its remaining 12 months of output. Closing create slots for Polestar’s first output model are now available, the automaker declared by means of press launch Thursday.

Polestar only planned to build 1,500 automobiles around three years—with the United States obtaining about 125 each individual calendar year. So The Polestar 1 has simply attained the ended of its lifecycle, as Polestar shifts aim to all-electric powered cars.

Dependent on the Volvo Idea Coupe from Polestar’s mum or dad brand name, the auto characteristics a carbon-fiber physique and plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharged and supercharged 2.-liter four-cylinder gasoline motor and a pair of electrical motors. Overall program output is quoted at 619 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

A big (for a PHEV) 34-kilowatt-hour battery pack affords an EPA-rated 52 miles of electric variety, and will make the Polestar 1 qualified for the greatest $7,500 federal EV tax credit. The automobile itself has a base selling price of $155,000.

2020 Polestar 1 to start with drive

In a first drive, we uncovered the Polestar 1 to be unparalleled—at after a comfy grand-tourer and a sharp-edged sports activities coupe. But with its 6-determine price tag, it was never ever intended to be a quantity vendor. Polestar also plans to provide only all-electrical automobiles heading ahead.

The 1st of these all-electrical models—the Polestar 2—launched in the U.S. late past 12 months. With a foundation selling price of $61,200 for the Start Version variation, the Polestar 2 compares intently with the Tesla Design 3—especially the functionality facet.

Polestar verified very long ago that the adhere to-up to the 2 will be a crossover, very likely identified as the Polestar 3.

Also waiting in the wings is a manufacturing version of the Precept concept, which was first shown at the 2020 Beijing automobile exhibit. That model will very likely just take over the Polestar 1’s job as model flagship, but with an all-electrical powertrain, and styling not derived from Polestar mother or father Volvo.

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