You may now pre-order a Polestar 1 for only $2500

Article by Christian A., on March 15, 2018

Have you been imagining yourself driving a Polestar 1? If you have, now is the time for you to pre-order the 600 horsepower (447 kilowatt) hybrid coupe before it arrives in showrooms in 2019. A couple of days ago, the automaker decided to begin taking orders for interested buyers in exactly 18 countries including the United States, United Kingdon, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Norway, the Netherlands, and Italy.

For one to get a reservation slot, a $2,500 (2,500 euros or 20,000 yen) deposit must be made, and the great thing about this is that it is refundable.

Since the Polestar 1 made its debut in the public, the company found out that around 7,000 people were interested in owning one of these, and this idea encouraged the automaker even more, according to Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. This is what motivated them to take orders this early, and soon they will be taking the next step towards delivering this beautiful car to their first batch of customers.

If you think about it, $2,500 is not that huge of an amount for a deposit. While the automaker has not released an MSRP for the Polestar 1, we expect the model to have a price range of about $150,000 up to $177,000. Now, that sounds like a lot but you are sure to get your money’s worth in terms of design, features, and performance.

The Polestar 1 boasts a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that works with two electric motors, which has a total output of 600 horsepower and 738 pound feet (1,000 Newton metres) of torque. It runs on pure electric power, and has the ability to reach a range of 93 miles (150 kilometers). So far, that is the best electric range of any production hybrid out there.

Alongside the Polestar 1, a Polestar 2 is reportedly being developed. It is set to join the first model soon. The second model will be a fully electric sedan, while a third model, the Polestar 3, will be a fully electric SUV. The current Polestar 1 will be the first and only option that will have a gas engine, because all future Polestar products will exclusively be electric powered.

As mentioned earlier, if you would like to be one of the first owners of the Polestar 1, you could already get a reservation slot for it, by simply going through the pre ordering process.

Press Release

Polestar 1 now available for pre-order in 18 countries

Polestar 1, the first car from the new electric performance brand Polestar, is now available for pre-ordering in 18 countries around the world. This marks the latest step in the Polestar brand journey, while the Polestar 1 continues its first public appearance at the ongoing 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

Along with the opening of the pre-order process, a new car configuration tool allows prospective customers to visualise their Polestar 1 before placing their pre-order.

“With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product. We will now take the next steps towards delivering this beautiful car to our first customers,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.

The pre-order process involves a fully-refundable €2,500 ($2,500; 20,000RMB) deposit, which serves as a placeholder in the queue for a Polestar 1. Pre-ordering is now available in the following 18 countries: China, United States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.

The Polestar 1 is an Electric Performance Hybrid GT coupé which produces 600 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque, while offering 150 km of pure electric driving range – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.

Source: Polestar

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