Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance brand, arrives in Ireland with the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. Soon available to order from https://www.polestar.com/ie, Polestar 2 starts at €54,500 and offers three different drivetrain configurations.
Jonathan Goodman, Polestar’s Head of Global Communications and Polestar UK, comments: “We’re excited to bring Polestar to Ireland. As we continue our rapid and global roll out of the Polestar brand, Ireland was the logical next step in our plans. We’re proud to offer an exciting and advanced EV in the premium segment here.”
Kieran Campbell, Market Lead for Polestar Ireland, comments: “It’s clear there’s huge appetite for new premium electric cars here in Ireland, so the arrival of Polestar couldn’t be better-timed. With its avant-garde styling, advanced technology and impressive sustainability credentials, Polestar 2 is the perfect car for Ireland’s transition to electric vehicles.”
Polestar cars are purchased online through a simplified, 100% digital process, which is complemented by physical retail locations known around the world as Polestar Spaces and Polestar Destinations.
These bespoke retail environments allow consumers to interact physically with the brand, meeting with Polestar Specialists to explore the car in more detail, including test drives. The first Polestar Destination in Ireland is planned to open to the public in Dublin later in 2022.
Polestar 2 brings avant-garde design and a unique ownership experience to the premium compact electric segment, providing an all-vegan interior as standard, sustainable execution of materials, leading technology and useable performance.
Launched internationally in 2020, Polestar 2 has won high favour with customers, fans and the world’s press during its first year on sale. Awards and accolades include Car of the Year titles in Norway and Switzerland, BBC Top Gear magazine’s Best All-Round EV, Red Dot’s Best of the Best for Product Design, and the coveted Golden Steering Wheel in Germany.
“Polestar 2 is a very attractive, powerful car with an avant-garde, modern design that really stands out and our customers are very passionate about it,” says Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. “It is that perfect combination of key attributes when it comes to the pleasure of driving, the joy and the fun of it – the emotional aspect.”
Polestar 2 was the first car in the world to feature Google built-in. The Android Automotive OS infotainment system provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. Natural voice control and an 11-inch touch screen display bring the new interface to life.
In Ireland, the Polestar 2 model range will include three versions, offering a mix of performance and range. The Standard range Single motor version will feature a 231 hp / 330 Nm electric motor and a 69 kWh battery pack good for a WLTP range of up to 474 km*, while the Long range Single motor will increase battery size to 78 kWh with a corresponding jump in its WLTP range of up to 542*.
The Long range Dual motor variant has two electric motors and the same 78 kWh battery, with a total output of 408 hp and 660 Nm, with a WLTP range of up to 482 km*.
More information about detailed specifications is available at https://www.polestar.com/ie/
*The electric range figure is based on WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions. The real-life driving range and energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors.