Electric Volvo can drive 443 km on a single charge
The Swedish company Volvo introduced the long-awaited all-electric car Polestar 2, the details of which began to unfold for a long time. Judging by the performance and cost - this is the most credible rival electric car Tesla Model 3, which were not able to overcome any Chevrolet Bolt EV, or Nissan Leaf. Releasing Polestar 2, the Volvo company wanted to prove that electric cars can be just as powerful as cars with internal combustion engines. Is it so?
The car is based on the crossover Volvo XC40 platform and repeat the most important features of other models from the Swedish manufacturer: frameless mirrors, illuminated logo and a panoramic roof made of glass. The company abandoned the interior of leather, and sheathed it with artificial materials.
In the middle of the passenger compartment is a huge display with a diagonal of 11 inches. It shows the Android operating system equipped with voice assistant Google Assistant for voice commands. From Google Play, you can download third-party applications, such as services for listening to music. Smartphone owners can serve as a key to the car.
Polestar 2 is equipped with two electric motors providing full drive and power equal to 408 horsepower. The company says that it is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5 seconds. At the bottom of the electric vehicle battery is installed on a 78 kWh, which is enough capacity to overcome the 443 kilometers without the need for recharging. car assembly will be manufactured in China, the start of sales is scheduled for 2020. In the first year the company will sell only the maximum configuration Polestar 2 Launch Edition cost 63 000 dollars. Later, US residents, the UK, China, Norway and other countries will be able to buy a "budget" version of the 45 000 dollars.
Looking at the characteristics of the new product really looks like a worthy competitor to Tesla Model 3, though a bit expensive. For comparison, modification Tesla Model 3 with a power reserve of 418 kilometers costs 34 000 dollars. There is also a version with a power reserve of 500 kilometers - it costs 41,000 dollars.
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