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Australia to get all-electric Volvo Polestar in 2020

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An all-electric liftback from Volvo’s Polestar will be released in Australia in late 2020. But it won’t be cheap.

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The Driven

The flagship all-electric vehicle from Volvo’s Polestar brand will be available in Australia from next year, it has been announced.

The Polestar 2, which is the second to bear the Polestar name but the first full electric vehicle from parent company Volvo, will arrive in late 2020 and be available for sale online.

The Polestar 2, which is a premium 5-door liftback style vehicle, is considered a serious contender to the domination of EV pioneer Tesla.

First unveiled at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, it has a 78kWh battery, dual motors offering 300kW power combined, 330Nm torque.

And, with a targeted 500km range, the Polestar could be well accepted in the Australian marketplace.

Polestar, which evolved out of Swedish-Chinese Volvo’s first eponymous plug-in hybrid vehicle, is being set a target of up to 1,800 vehicles to be sold within its first 12 months in Australia.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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