Polestar is Revealing the Polestar 2 EV on February 27th

If you like Volvo, this news will interest you. If you like Volvo and electric cars, this article will really interest you.

Volvo’s racing performance luxury electric car sub-brand will show its new Polestar 2 in three weeks. We had word of this new Polestar 2 model back in the summer, and it looks like the information is holding steady.

Likely Polestar 2 Features

  • The Polestar 2 will be an electric (EV) four-door sedan
  • 350 mile range, probably on the top-end Polestar 2 trim
  • It will take on the exploding middle ground of the EV market which is anchored by the Tesla Model 3
  • It will start at around $40k
  • It will be followed by an SUV, presumably named Polestar 3
  • It will share Volvo’s CMA platform with the XC40

Beyond that, information is hard to come by. If you know anything, drop us a line.

As we’ve reported here in the January newsletter, the car’s interface is very unique in the automotive world,  and one we’ll see a lot more of in the future:

The entire interface will be run by Google’s Android OS, specifically its Android Auto offshoot. Entertainment, climate control and apparently the dashboard and gauges will be Android. Try it out on a phone or tablet.

Photos? Not So Many Of Those, Folks

The teaser photos are surprisingly sparse. Usually on press material weeks before a launch there will be an appetizer of sorts to get the appetite into second gear, but this debut is photo thin. Here’s what they are showing…
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The user interface (UI) is the Achilles heel of car design. Outdated, inflexible, and old upon arrival, UI has often been an unintentional time machine, showing drivers of even the newest cars what phones in 1997 looked like. And given that this has been the case, society at large has accepted it. For the last fifteen years (give or take), UI has been a bridge too far, both in usability and appearance. Is a modern, capable, well-designed, future-proof UI really too much to ask?

No. No it is not.

https://www.polestar.com/news/year-of-the-2-user-interface

Can Volvo continue its astounding run of new models?  We’ll see in three weeks.

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