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The Volvo brand Polestar was founded in 2017, in July the young electric car manufacturer in Europe launched the Tesla competitor Polestar 2 on the market. Together with Geely, Volvo is producing the Polestar 2, which was unveiled online for the first time in early 2019, in Luqiao, China.
Sales start in Sweden
In Sweden, the first Polestar 2 models were delivered in July. Sales will start in other European countries, such as Germany, this summer. But China and North America also want to bring the Polestar 2 onto the market this year. Also in the summer – among others in Germany – up to 50 so-called Polestar Spaces are to be created.
The new vehicle has the typical Volvo design and complete Android equipment – Google even takes care of the navigation. In terms of range, the Polestar 2 lags significantly behind Tesla’s Model 3: According to the manufacturer, the “5-door hatchback sedan”, which costs around 53,000 euros, only manages 470 kilometers with a full battery charge, while the Model 3 can drive more than 530 kilometers without charging.
Tesla has to plug it in in Sweden
The summer of 2020 will probably be a Polestar-intensive summer – this is also shown at first glance by the sales figures from Sweden: There the electric sedan was registered ten times more often than Tesla’s Model 3. However, there is still no big difference between the registration numbers. The Model 3 was only registered five times across Sweden in July 2020 – the Polestar 2 was registered 50 times.
Among other things, these numbers, which are bad for Tesla, could be due to the regularly fluctuating registration numbers of Tesla in Europe, according to CHIP. The fact that Tesla sold 150 Model 3s in Sweden compared to the previous year and only five this July could be due to delivery delays – after all, Tesla delivers the goods from another continent by cargo ship.
On the German market, the Polestar pre-orders are currently in the four-digit range, although Tesla is said to have delivered significantly more here last year than in Sweden.
Tesla is number one globally
The Polestar 2 has not yet made it to the EV Sales global sales ranking – so far, Tesla’s Model 3, with 35,854 sales in June 2020, and the Renault Zoé, which is so popular in Europe, with 10,553 sales, have had an uneven race for the top spot delivered.
And according to Tesla EV Sales, Tesla EV Sales also ranks first among the top manufacturers of June 2020: a total of 49,765 Teslas were sold. With a large gap and 14,829 sales, Volkswagen is in second place in the ranking.
It remains to be seen whether Polestar will soon join the top rankings as a brand or with its new model – but the chances are not that bad: The Polestar 1 recently won the “Game Changer Award 2020” from the British Autocar magazine and the Polestar brand itself won three different Red Dot awards, including being named “Brand of the Year”.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath is quoted as follows in a company press release: “Polestar 2 is already creating momentum”.
Olga Rogler / Forex-news.com.net editors
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