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(Elbil24): Polestar 2 has long since found its way onto Norwegian roads. The electric car has sold over 9600 copies in this country and is, at the time of writing, the 11th most registered electric car in Norway so far in 2022 (2691 copies).
On a global basis, Polestar has big ambitions. sells cars in 25 different countries, and the number of companies will increase to 30 within the year. By comparison, Polestar had sold cars in 19 countries at the beginning of January.
During the first six months of 2022, Polestar increased sales by 125 percent. A total of 21,200 electric cars were sold in this six-month period.
Reveal price and premiere date
With the newcomer Polestar 3 around the corner, there is good reason to believe that the company will continue its growth. It has long been known that the sporty SUV will be launched in October and then it will also be possible to order models.
The car is therefore a large, electric SUV, and all the first versions will be equipped with motors and operation on all four wheels, air suspension and active dampers as standard. With an optional Performance package, the maximum output will be 510 horsepower and torque of 910 Nm. In other words, it should not be on the cancers.
UPDATED: Well, the premiere date is set: Wednesday, October 12. The Elbil24 media, who have come to Copenhagen to witness the event, which starts at 19.
Polestar has not yet communicated anything about expected delivery time, but it is whispered that the first half of 2023 is likely. However, Noe Polestar has commented on the price of the new car.
In an interview with Automotive News Europe tells Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath that they envision pricing the Polestar 3 in the range of 75,000-110,000 euros. At today’s rate, this corresponds to a starting price of around DKK 765,000, while the most expensive versions will cost in excess of DKK 1.1 million.
This therefore applies to today’s exchange rate and before VAT. As is known, from the turn of the year it will probably have to pay VAT on the amount that exceeds DKK 500,000. In other words, the information from Ingenlath suggests that the Polestar 3 will have a starting price of over NOK 800,000 in Norway.
More models on the way
Polestar 3 is only the first in the inventory of new models from the manufacturer. Elbil24 has previously written about Polestar planning to launch three new models before 2024. Read more about it here.
First up is the SUV Polestar 3 – a car that is expected to take on the likes of the Audi e-tron, BMW iX and Tesla Model X Plaid.
Polestar itself has high expectations for the 3 and the road to contribute greatly to the goal of a total of 290,000 cars sold in 2025. If Ingenlath and co. are successful, this means that they will have tenfold sales since 2021, when they had so far sold 29,000 cars.
Polestar 3 is produced in the USA and China. The American versions are built side by side with the new Volvo XC90, while the car to be sold in Norway will come from China.