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Polestar 3 Long range Single motor

At the end of 2023, the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group started production of the Polestar 3, and after delaying the delivery, the company informed the first customers that they could come and pick up their cars.

Polestar 3 is a BEV mid-size luxury crossover SUV with Long range Dual motor specifications. That means it’s powered by two electric motors with 483 hp (360 kW) and 620 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque, and all-wheel drive. It is equipped with a 111 kWh battery that provides a range of 610 km (380 miles) WLTP.

At the same time, the company also included the Long range Single motor option in the offer. It is powered by a single electric motor with 299 hp (223 kW) and 361 lb-ft (490 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a 111 kWh battery that provides a range of 650 km, which is 40 km more than the Long range Dual motor option, and reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds.

The 111 kWh battery can be charged on fast DC chargers with a power of up to 250 kW, while the Dual motor option can use a charger of up to 350 kW. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes of charging.

When it comes to price, it varies from market to market. In some markets, there are no subsidies, such as Germany, so the price of the Polestra 3 starts at 79,890 euros. In other markets, with a subsidy, the car is cheaper.

Source: Polestar


Polestar Charge gives access to almost 700k chargers in Europe

Car manufacturers are rapidly working on the electrification of their cars, but the number of charging stations is not keeping up with their growth. Tesla is the largest investor in electric vehicle infrastructure and the owner of 50,000 Supercharger charging stations, and now Polestar has announced that with the company Plugsurfing, it is launching a charging service in Europe called Polestar Charge.

Polestar Charge is an application that gives access to almost 700,000 chargers with a single charge service on the largest charging networks on the old continent. This is the first time Tesla Supercharger has given app access to its chargers.

This feature will be available before Polestar starts delivering the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 in Europe. The app will be integrated with Google Maps to make it easier to find chargers.

“We know that an important part of owning an electric car is the possibility of convenient charging. With access to the largest networks in Europe and smart integration into Google Maps, we’ve made it easy for Polestar drivers to enjoy life with an electric car instead of worrying about where they’ll find their next charge,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.

Source: Polestar

Geely took over Polestar from Volvo

In 2017, Volvo jointly with the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group founded Polestar, a brand of electric cars. Six years later, the Swedish manufacturer announced that it was selling its share to a Chinese company, as it failed to establish itself in the electric car segment.

Although Volvo will no longer fund Polestar, the two brands will continue to collaborate on development and research, production and after-sales services. At the same time, Thomas Ingenlath, the head of Polestar, expressed his enthusiasm for the idea of Geely becoming the new majority and direct shareholder of this young company. The decision had a positive reaction from Volvo brand investors. After that, Volvo shares rose 40 percent.

All models launched by Polestar are based on Volvo technology. An example is Polestar 2, the first battery electric vehicle and mass production Polestar vehicle in the Volvo Car Group, premiered in 2020. It is offered in combination with one or two electric motors. The base version is powered by a single electric motor with 224 hp (165 kW) and 243 lb-ft (330 Nm). It is equipped with a 64 kWh battery pack that enables a range of up to 440 kilometers (WLTP). The most powerful version is powered by two electric motors with 408 hp (300 kW) and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm). It is equipped with a 78 kWh battery pack that enables a range of up to 480 kilometers. It also has AWD.

When it comes to future models, the Polestar 3 entered production at the end of last year, the Polestar 4 crossover coupe will arrive in 2024, while the Polestar 5 luxury sedan is expected to arrive in 2025.

Source: Volvo