Polestar 1 now available to order in UK

Polestar has announced that its first model - the Polestar 1 - is now available for pre-ordering in the UK, following its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show last week.

The recently established electric performance brand will offer potential buyers a place in the queue in return for a fully-refundable deposit of 2,500 euros - around £2,220.

As an off-shoot of Volvo, Polestar's new model - dubbed 'an Electric Performance Hybrid GT coupe' - produces 600hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. It also offers an electric driving range of more than 90 miles, the furthest of any non-range extended PHEV around.

Pre-ordering has opened now in 18 countries around the world, following interest from more than 7,000 customers since the model's initial reveal. Full pricing is yet to be revealed for the Polestar 1 which is due next year, though a price of £115,000 is expected.

It will be available under a subscription model in future too, as parent company Geely looks to expand its various ownership options, and there are no plans to put the Polestar 1 into production as a right-hand drive model - though that will only put a few buyers off, tempted in by the promise of performance, sharp handling, stylish design, and extensive electric range.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:13th Mar 2018

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