The Polestar 1 Coupe Might Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be


It would seem not everyone is over the moon about Polestar’s new limited-run PHEV coupe. The Polestar 1, which will only see 1500 units roll off its Chinese production line, has been received fairly positively by most of the motoring press.

The 1 is Polestar’s flagship model. Designed to cement the brand as a legitimate contender, it will likely be the only hybrid the company ever makes, with the 2 and all subsequent models being pure EVs.

It’s powered by a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder ICE which makes 340 hp, plus two motors on the rear axle that drive each wheel independently. The total output is a whopping 619 hp and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. The 34kWh battery pack provides an EPA-rated all-electric range of 52 miles (83.6 km).

Read: 2021 Polestar 1 Order Books Are Open For Final Build Slots

It seems,

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