polestar one electric car is volvo's answer to high performance EV

polestar one electric car is volvo's answer to high performance EV

polestar, volvo’s performance brand, presents its future as a standalone electric performance car brand. the swedish-automaker has confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in china and the company’s first car, the 600 hp electric polestar ‘one’ which is set to arrive in mid-2019.

all images © polestar / volvo



the polestar ‘one’ will form a halo for the future electric brand. the performance vehicle  is a two-door, 2+2 seat grand tourer coupé with an ‘electric performance hybrid’ drivetrain. an electric car supported by an internal combustion engine, it has a range of 150 km (94 m) on pure electric power alone – the longest full electric range of any hybrid car on the market. its output of 600 hp and 1000 Nm of torque places the car firmly in the performance car segment.



the car is based upon volvo’s scalable platform architecture (SPA) but approximately 50% is new and bespoke, created by polestar’s engineers. to reinforce its dynamic driving characteristics, the ‘one’ benefits from a host of technologies, all aimed at making it a true driver’s car. it the world’s first car to be fitted with the class-leading öhlins continuously controlled electronic suspension (CESO) advanced chassis technology. a carbon fiber body reduces bodyweight and improves torsional stiffness by 45%, as well as lowering the cars’ centre of gravity. additionally, the ‘one’ uses a double electric rear axle which enables torque vectoring. this supports the driver with precise acceleration on each wheel to keep the maximum road grip and maintain speed while cornering.



the polestar ‘one’ will be built in the state-of-the-art, purpose-built polestar production centre in chengdu, china. currently under construction, it is due for completion in mid-2018.



  • If you strain your memory, you can see the top line of the P1800.


    JimCan says:
  • gorgeous

    dbkii says:
  • may I use the word “sexy”?…

    Sor Perdida says:
  • I think I will wait for this one now and abandon my tesla if under 50k

    Alf says:
  • Who says e-cars have to either look boring or like a prop from a grade B sci-fi-fi movie….

    e.l.Simmins says:
  • Looks great, but… the range is WAY too low. It has to be at least as much as a Tesla Model 3 or Bolt EV. 210 miles, absolute minimum. Reality is the world wants something closer to 400-500, but will make do with half that. It also has to have 0-60 in under 8 seconds and be ALL ELECTRIC. None of this hybrid BS. I don’t want to ever pump gas again, and I don’t want to maintain a gas engine. With 230+ mile range, you don’t need it. Oh, and it really needs to be truly under $30k.

    Eric says:

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