Tesla owns the electric vehicle market. The company is now worth more than GM and Ford combined, and its EVs dominate the growing market for emission-free cars and SUVs. But its competition keeps coming, and the latest to take on Tesla is the 2021 Polestar 2.
Polestar is a new brand from Volvo. It was launched in 2017 and its first model, the Polestar 1, hit the street this year. The Polestar 1 is a limited-production plug-in hybrid coupe with a carbon fiber body and a $150,000 price tag. Just 450 will be brought to the United States over the next three years. It’ll also be the last Polestar to have an internal combustion engine. Every other model will be powered exclusively by electricity. The Polestar 2 is the brand’s first EV, and 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, the country’s best-selling EV. Polestar says it will deliver the first 2,000 by the end of the year.