Polestar has established a pre-order process for its upcoming Polestar 1 performance hybrid. The deposit will set you back $2,500 (or €2,500, or 20,000 Chinese yuan). It’s fully refundable, just in case you get cold feet between now and when deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.
Pre-orders are available in 18 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
I don’t care if it only made 150 hp — it’s gorgeous!
Polestar 1 is going to make one hell of a splash. With a pair of electric motors joined to a 2.0-liter gas engine, net output is around 600 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. It’ll reach a claimed 93 miles on a single charge, which would make it the longest-range PHEV by a country mile.
The cost is expected to hover around the $150,000 mark, so while it might look like a Volvo, it’s definitely not priced like one. It will reportedly be available through a Care by Volvo-style subscription program, as well, where fuel is the only major cost that isn’t covered.
The Polestar 1 is just the first part of Polestar’s planned product offensive, which includes an electric sedan (Polestar 2) and an electric SUV (Polestar 3) in the years to come. In fact, all future Polestars will be completely electric — Polestar 1 will be the only plug-in hybrid.