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Polestar, Polestar One

Have you been waiting for your chance to place an order for the new Polestar 1? Well your opportunity, we’re glad to report, has now come.


Volvo’s electric performance off-shoot has now opened pre-ordering for its debut hybrid coupe in eighteen countries around the world. And that includes the United States.


“With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “We will now take the next steps towards delivering this beautiful car to our first customers.”

The first model from the relaunched Sino-Swedish brand, the Polestar 1 boasts 93 miles (150 kilometers) of pure electric driving range. That’s the longest of any hybrid on the market, according to the manufacturer. It also produces 600 horsepower and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, which promises to deliver impressive pace and performance.

Add to that a beautiful design, inside and out, and parent company Geely could have a real winner on its hands. The vehicle was previewed by the Volvo Concept Coupé of 2013, and debuted at a dedicated event in Shanghai last October. Polestar showcased the vehicle on European soil for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show last week.

In addition to the United States, pre-ordering has opened as well in Canada, China, and fifteen European countries: Sweden, naturally, but also Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The reservation process involves placing a deposit of $2,500 to hold a spot on the order list, and is fully refundable in the event of cancelation.

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