America’s best-selling electric vehicle is the 2020 Tesla Model 3. The nation’s newest EV is the Polestar 2, and it’s here to take to lock horns with the popular Model 3. Elon Musk finally has some real competition.
Polestar is a new premium brand from Volvo. Its first model, the Polestar 1 plug-in coupe, arrived this year. With a carbon-fiber body and a $150,000 price tag, it’s a calling card for the brand, and production is limited. Just 450 will be brought to the United States over the next three years. It’s also the only Polestar with an internal combustion engine. Every other model will be powered exclusively by electricity, and the new 2021 Polestar 2 is the brand’s first EV. The small hatchback sedan, which features standard all-wheel drive and a new type of infotainment system from Google, is gunning for the Tesla Model 3, and Polestar says it will deliver the first 2,000 by the end of the year. But which is best? Let’s examine the 2020 Tesla Model 3 and 2021 Polestar 2 in key areas and decide.