The Polestar 2 will be the first full electric from Volvo’s spin-off performance EV brand. The Polestar 1, combines two electric motors with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-4 to make 619 horsepower.
The Polestar 2 features two electric motors, one on each axle, to provide all-wheel drive. They team with a 78-kwh battery pack to make 408 hp and 487 pound-feet of torque, and Polestar says the 0-60 mph run will take less than five seconds. The car is built on the Compact Modular Architecture used for the Volvo XC40.
Inside, the Polestar 2 marks the debut of the brand’s Android-based infotainment system, which features voice commands through Google Assistant, Google Maps with EV charging locations, and the ability to download apps through the Google App store.