Polestar is co-owned by Geely and Volvo Cars and builds only alternative-propulsion vehicles. Originally the performance arm under which Volvo went racing in numerous Touring Car racing series, Polestar became an in-house performance division before being spun off entirely into a standalone brand with a focus on performance EVs and hybrids. Its first production Polestar car was the 2017 Polestar 1 hybrid coupe and its second, the 2019 Polestar 2 battery-electric vehicle (BEV). These are the only two current Polestar models, the former in its last year of production. The current Polestar cost of ownership for buyers in the USA ranges from $60,000 to $155,000.
Although there will be more Polestar vehicles in future, the only two current ones available are the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. The 1 was the halo model and the 2 is the mass-market BEV offering.
Here are the current and future Polestar models:
- Polestar 1: Now in its third and last year of production, the limited-run Polestar 1 2-door coupe has a twin-charged hybrid gas engine and electric-drive system generating 619 horsepower. It is luxurious, very fast, comprehensively equipped, and is very exclusive. However, it is also very expensive and has very little rear-seat and cargo space.
- Polestar 2: The Polestar 2 is a 4-door BEV crossover that costs less than half the 1’s price and offers very good handling and performance, plus a premium cockpit. Both single- and dual-motor versions are offered. It doesn’t have quite the range of some rivals, or the best charging network, though.
- Future models: Future Polestar models are expected to include a brand-new BEV ‘3’ SUV and a BEV ‘4’ sedan to compete in the Taycan/e-tron GT class. Polestar has also confirmed that the Precept concept vehicle will be entering production, although whether this will receive a numerical name remains to be seen.
Polestar Price Table
The lowest Polestar price for a new vehicle from the brand belongs to the Polestar 2 BEV, the exclusive Polestar 1 hybrid coupe being much more expensive.
Here is the price of every Polestar car currently for sale in the US:
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What to Consider Before Buying a Polestar
There are only two models on offer at the moment and they do share several common traits:
- Distinctive styling
- Premium interior of each model
- Rarity factor
- Excellent efficiency thanks to hybrid (Polestar 1) and BEV (Polestar 2) powertrains
- Limited model range
- High weight
- Cumbersome manually adjustable dampers (Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 Dual Motor)
What future hybrids can be expected after the current hybrid Polestar 1?
None. The Polestar 1 was Polestar’s first and last hybrid model. All future Polestars will be EVs.
What is the range of the Polestar 2 EV?
The EPA-estimated range of the Polestar 2 Dual Motor is 233 miles on a fully charged battery, with a combined 92 MPGe (88 MPGe highway and 96 MPGe city). The battery of the Polestar has a capacity of 78 kWh. Polestar says it can be recharged from 0 to 80 percent in around 40 minutes when using a 150-kW fast charger.
Can I still buy a new Polestar 1?
Yes, even though 2021 is the final production year, there are still some Polestar 1 production slots available. The Final Edition order books have already opened, limited to just 25 units, while the final run of regular models has also commenced. All Final Edition cars will be gold in color and the price will likely be increased from the normal model’s $155,000.
What are the specs of the Polestar 2 Dual Motor?
It has dual motors, all-wheel drive, and 402 horsepower/487 lb-ft of torque. It is claimed to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
For a review of any Polestar products, photos, or comparisons, have a look at our detailed model information. We even have a dedicated used car section where you can compare models and prices, plus what you should pay for a used car.