AHEAD of the car’s 2023 arrival, Polestar has showcased its forthcoming 3 SUV, in what will surely prove to become a crucial model for the EV only brand.
The new Polestar 3 is set to be built on a next-generation platform, which will also underpin the new Volvo XC90. The Polestar 3 will feature a huge 111 kWh battery, which puts range at up to 379 miles on a charge.
Electric Performance: 0-62mph In Sub-5 Seconds
Since Polestar’s roots are in motor racing and as Volvo’s electric performance arm, pace is assured for drivers. Dual electric motors produce up to 380 kW (517 hp) with the Performance Pack, put through all four wheels, which sees Polestar targeting a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds. The non-Performance Pack version doesn’t lose much, with 360 kW and a 4.9 seconds 0-62mph time.
Charging is possible at up to 250 kW DC thanks to the new platform, which in real terms means that a 10-80% charge is possible in just 30 minutes on the fastest charge points. That will see the driver add more than 260 miles of range.
Sustainability has been a focal point for the Polestar 3’s designers. Materials inside and out have been considered for both how they are sourced and what happens to them at the end of their life on the car. Recycled plastics and other materials are used throughout for the likes of panels and upholstery.
The Polestar 3 is also set to feature a range of hardware and software that will allow partial self-driving abilities, when regulations allow. With five radar modules, five external cameras, 12 ultrasonic modules, and a LiDAR unit, the Polestar will constantly scan its surroundings in a variety of different ways, and could combine with safety systems like adaptive cruise control and steering assist to drive the car under certain conditions – where legal of course.
Since first deliveries of the Polestar 3 are not expected until the end of 2023, Polestar leasing details are a short way off yet.
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