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Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:33 am
by cwerdna
Yep. Looks like a Dodge Avenger for the side. Do a Google image search for dodge avenger 2008 side.

I haven't bothered following this as I wouldn't consider this car. I have no idea what their projections are but I doubt we'll see sustained US sales of more than 250/month. I'd be very surprised if they can sustain 500/month in the US.

I suspect awareness of this car and brand are extremely low in the US and would be best known by Volvo enthusiasts.

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:20 am
by DougWantsALeaf
Whether it be Volvo or Jaguar,
GM, or BMW a company is going to have to go all in to truly compete with Tesla. That’s the required bet as it will take nearly all of a companies resources to compete now. Most of not all large companies don’t have the stomach for that, and would prefer to instead accept the slow death which waits for them out of inaction.

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:47 am
by GetOffYourGas
Great. Another Model S / X competitor. I guess it means that they $60k+ auto market is likely to become fully electrified relatively soon. In order to compete, you almost have to go electric.

But for those of us who wish to see large overall EV market share, this is just another niche vehicle with minimal real impact.

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 pm
by Leaf15
Good news for folks interested to experience Polestar 2. They have extended tour in US to many locations, including east coast:

https://www.polestar.com/us/road-show?g ... gJbB_D_BwE
Seattle
The Space Needle

San Francisco
Pier 35

Los Angeles
The Lot at the Brig, Abbot Kinney

San Diego
Luce Loft

Austin
Coming soon

Boston
Coming soon

Dallas
Coming soon

Denver
Coming soon

Miami
Coming soon

New York
Coming soon

Washington, D.C.
Coming soon

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 pm
by OrientExpress

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
No Chicago?

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:05 pm
by Leaf15
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 pm
No Chicago?
Yes, it would be a good place. I would suggest to monitor this page - they may add the location, or maybe even send they an email with suggestion for new location. Originally they only planned 4 locations total in US and Canada, now we have many more.

I would probably visit DC showing, mostly because of Maryland has free Fast DC charging stations along Rt 95.

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 am
by danrjones
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:02 am
I agree, it does kind of look like a dodge...maybe that will appear to the US muscle car owners??

In any case, between this, Byton, and the 100 other EV's coming to market, is that they are all very late.

Every month Tesla eats more of the Premium car segment. GM, Nissan, and other continue to get a few scraps (at least in the US, Europe).

Internationally, its a bit crazier though.
Here is an update on the Byton

So is it much bigger than the leaf, kona, niro or is it really bad on aerodynamics?

Because they are suggesting a 72 kWh battery is good for 224 miles.
Unless they are holding a lot in reserve, it seems like it should go further.
Same with their 95 pack that they are guessing at 270 miles.

Anyone have a table that has battery size versus rated distance for all the current EVs?



https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/2085 ... -show-2019

Re: Official Polestar 2 topic

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 am
by DougWantsALeaf
Guessing the weight and AWD is dragging on performance.

Really only Tesla (and recently some hope from Mercedes/Porsche) does AWD well so far with evs.