The Polestar 2, a Swedish premium electric car, is not for nothing called a potential competitor to the Tesla Model 3. According to sale results in October, it burst into the European rating of best-selling EVs slightly lagging s behind its main competitor. However, this parity is temporary.
In October 2021, 2,400 Europeans purchased the Polestar 2 – 54% more than last year. Since the beginning of the year, its sales volume exceeded 13,000, according to JATO`s report.
2,836 people bought the Tesla Model 3 in October. This is not much more than the Polestar 2. However, let’s be objective: 102,000 customers have bought the Model 3 in Europe since the beginning of the year.
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However, let’s not underrate the Polestar’s achievement. This is a good story for Europe, with its growing competition in the EV segment, to enter the TOP 20 and to show a constant increase in sales.
An environmental bonus has likely added to the popularity of the Swedish premium electric car. For example, in Germany, when buying an electric vehicle priced up to 40,000 euros, customers can receive financing up to 6,000 euros. Therefore, the Polestar 2 starts at 35,930 euros in the German market and, as a result, becomes an attractive offering.
Depending on the version, the driving range is from 265 to 336 miles (from 426 to 540 km). The power of the single-engine variant is 224 horsepower, plus it has premium equipment and finishes.
In addition, buyers can choose a much more powerful twin-engine version – of course, a more expensive one of 57,400 euros. Here the power output exceeds 400 hp, and the car needs less than five seconds to accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h).
As for the best-selling electric vehicles, the Renault ZOE is a current leader in Europe followed by the Volkswagen ID.3 (2nd), and the Dacia Spring (3rd). The last is the cheapest EV on the continent. It costs 17 390 euros in France, for example.