November brought in the Italian market Polestarthe Swedish electric car company, which arrives with two vehicles already available for purchase: polestar 2 and 3.
Polestar and its electric cars arrive in Italy
Alexander Lutz, Head of Polestar Italycommented on the arrival of Polestar in Italy: “We are thrilled to launch Polestar in Italy, a market that perfectly combines our key values such as design, sustainability, technology and performance.
Italy is known for its incredible premium brands, high fashion and high performance vehicles, and we are proud to be able to offer Italian drivers a new choice of exquisite design and innovative electric performance.
Personal experience is at the heart of the brand, and Polestar vehicles embody the perfect balance between heart and head, with a bias towards the heart. Our cars offer competitive driving experiences as well as a simple and intuitive buying experience”.
Polestar will therefore open two Spacesone to Milano and one to Roma, where users will be able to get to know an innovative and ecological brand at 360 degrees. Without commitment or pressure to buy, you will be able to find out all the information you need about Polestar.
“We will start with Milan and Rome – concludes Luz – by opening the first two Polestar Spaces, real art galleries where it will be possible to see and discover the brand and the cars, as well as book a test drive and soon we will expand to other Italian cities. All this is possible thanks to our partners and the Polestar team, who work hard to offer an exceptional experience”.
Polestar offers test drives
Test drives of Polestar electric cars will only be reserved for the first 100 who request it on polestar.com. The tests will take place in Milan from 16 to 18 December 2022.
Polestar 2 and 3, the electric cars that will revolutionize Italy
Polestar 2 version
Polestar 2 presents an avant-garde design, with entirely vegan interiors as basic equipment, sustainable materials, latest generation technology and exceptional performance.
Launched in 2020, Polestar 2 conquered awards and recognitions come Car of the Year in Norvegia e Svizzera, BBC Top Gear magazine’s Best All-Round EV, Red Dot’s Best of the Best for Product Design e l’ambito Golden Steering Wheel in Germania.
“Polestar 2 is a seductive, powerful car with an avant-garde and modern design that stands out and our consumers are delighted with it,” said the CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath.
“It is the perfect combination of several key elements when it comes to driving pleasure, emotion and fun. It has a strong emotional impact.”
Polestar 2 was the first car in the world to integrate Google inside. The system Android Automotive OS offers a robust digital environment where apps and car functions come together.
The inclusion of Google services allows the use of Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. Natural voice recognition and an 11-inch touch screen take the interface to the next level.
Polestar 2 versions
In Italy it is available starting from 52.200 € with a range that offers 3 versions:
- the standard version Single motor range includes a 170 kW/ 330 electric motor and a 69-kWh battery pack, with a WLTP* range of up to 470 km;
- the versione Long range Single motor brings the battery to 78 kWh, increasing the range up to 540 km;
- the Top-of-the-range variant Long range Dual motor it has two electric motors and the same 78 kWh battery, with an output of 300 kW and 660 Nm.
Thanks to the optional Performance Pack, the power and torque values can be increased to 350kW and 680Nm respectively. The range with this package is up to 480 km WLTP.
Polestar 2 orders are available starting today with first deliveries expected to start in 4 weeks.
Polestar 3 and the SUV with a minimalist style, declining it in an electric version.
It previews a new aerodynamic profile that maintains the hallmarks of an SUV, with a design driven by minimal and effective aerodynamic optimization, including a front aerodynamic fin integrated into the hood, one integrated into the rear spoiler and rear aero blades.
For its interior, Polestar 3 offers a sustainable materials that raise the bar for premium aesthetics, including MicroTech biologicocertified leather and fully traceable wool linings.
“Polestar 3 is a powerful electric SUV that stimulates the senses with a distinct Scandinavian design and excellent driving dynamics,” he says. Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
“It takes our manufacturing footprint to the next level and Polestar production in the USA. We are proud and excited to expand our portfolio as we continue our rapid growth.”
Polestar 3 versions
The SUV will have a dual-engine configuration and power bias toward the rear. The standard model produces a total of 360 kW and 840 Nm of torque. The Performance Pack option improves driving dynamics and includes maximum power and torque (380 kW and 910 Nm), together with performance optimization for the double-chamber air suspension, 22-inch forged alloy wheels and the exclusive color touch “Swedish Gold”.
Polestar 3 is the first Polestar electric car to feature NVIDIA DRIVE centralized core computing con software Volvo Cars. The Android Automotive OS system, co-developed with Google, is present in the car and accessible through a 14.5-inch central display. A 111 kWh battery bank gives Polestar 3 a range of up to 610 km WLTP (preliminary).
Polestar 3 is available in Italy starting from 94.900 € in a single configuration with top-of-the-range specifications and the Plus and Pilot packages already included.
Orders are available starting today, with first deliveries expected in Q4 2023.
Polestar has partnered with Arval and Findomestic Banca
Polestar also makes it available credit financial servicesthanks to a close partnership with Arval e Findomestic Bank. In this way, consumers will be able to take advantage of varied and safe purchasing options.
The three companies share values such as sustainability and electric mobility and thanks to the possibility of using credit financial services, they encourage users to opt for an electric car to reduce climate impact, CO2 emissions and promote sustainable mobility.
Of the Polestar electric cars, the first product to benefit from the partnership will be Polestar 2.
“The partnership with Polestar allows us to broaden our range of premium proposals for full electric vehicles, in line with Arval’s ambitious CO2 emissions reduction objectives which have always placed sustainable mobility at the heart of its strategy” he said. stated Dario Casiraghi, General Manager of Arval Italia.
“We are proud to have been chosen as Polestar’s partner for the Italian market by virtue of our consolidated expertise in this sector, our complete range of rental products, as well as the strength of the BNP Paribas Group of which, together with Findomestic, we make part”.
The role of Findomestic
Findomestic Bank has designed three types of dedicated solutions for the purchase of electric cars for Polestar customers:
- installment of the amounteven for the entire price of the vehicle, which is financed according to a repayment plan established without variation of duration, installment and rate;
- formula “Maxirata”, thanks to which those who choose to drive a Polestar can repay their purchase with a constant installment in an initial phase and then decide whether to pay the final installment, continue with the financing in constant installments or replace their vehicle with a new one by remodulating the own financing;
- option “Leasing“, with personalized and innovative offers and formulas.
“We are happy to collaborate with Polestar – he comments Gilles Zeitoun, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Findomestic – to offer customized credit solutions to those who, looking to the future, choose to move in a sustainable manner.
The decision to move towards a mobility that makes the reduction of the ecological footprint and technological avant-garde its strengths is part of a value dimension that Findomestic has embraced for some time and where it wants to be a protagonist in the years to come”.
Assistance and maintenance for Polestar electric cars
Polestar cars are operated by the Volvo network which includes 66 qualified service points, offering all consumers experience and a high level of quality in after-sales services.
“With Arval and Findomestic, private and commercial consumers will have qualified partners on their side who will provide a high level of service from the first day on sale of Polestar 2. In an ever-changing mobility market, we want to offer as many options as possible purchasing process and facilitate a transparent, digital and simple purchasing process. All comfortably seated from your own sofa at home” conclude Alexander Lutz, MD at Polestar Italy.