Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online

Polestar and Volvo will upend modern car ownership

Polestar unveils their first car as an independent company

Polestar 2, a smaller variant, will enter production after the Polestar 1 and serve as Volvo's first fully-electric auto. Now, someone has made a decision to explore the idea of a dreamy convertible by chopping off the fixed metal roof. "Polestar's technology and product offering benefits from synergies and economies of scale enabled by the Volvo Car Group, helping Polestar to accelerate design, development and production processes at a fraction of the time it takes for other new entrants", the company said in a statement. Naming might be a problem, as Polestars 2 and 3 are already set to be a small saloon and SUV respectively.

Polestar 1 also received a phone-as-key ("phone as a key") which allows you to open the auto using the app on the smartphone. It will be a mid-sized BEV, joining the competition around the Tesla Model 3, and with consequently higher volumes than Polestar 1.

German premium brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Porsche are planning to launch dozens of new high-end electric vehicles and hybrids in the next few years.

The Polestar 1 features dual electric motors putting out a combined 215 BHP that power the rear wheels.

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Polestar 1 is based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) but approximately 50% is new and bespoke, created by Polestar's engineers. Production will begin in mid-2019 at a new dedicated plant in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 is a two-door, 2+2 seat Grand Tourer Coupé with an "Electric Performance Hybrid" drivetrain.

Polestar cars will be sold "100 percent online", though the brand plans to open Polestar Spaces around the world so people can check out the vehicles in person.

Interestingly, Volvo and parent company Geely are using the launch of Polestar as an opportunity to step away from the traditional sales and ownership model, toward what could very well become a growing market paradigm.

This is where future Polestar customers can interact with products and the brand. The Polestar 1 will be acquired via zero-deposit deal over two or three years, with everything incorporated into one monthly payment. This concierge service ensures that the customer only needs to focus on the enjoyment of driving.

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