The towing capabilities of electric cars have been a major topic of discussion since Tesla released a video showing the Cybertruck pulling a Ford F-150 without any problems. This demonstration has been the subject of debate and many believe that it did not go well and unfairly for the Ford pickup truck.
Very discreetly, the young Swedish brand Polestar, which is Volvo's electrical branch, announced that the "2", a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3, has very high towing capacities. The optional motorised tow bar will enable the Polestar 2 to tow trailers weighing up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). The Model 3, on the other hand, can tow up to 910 kg (2,000 lbs).
According to Thomas Ingenlath, Managing Director of Polestar Products, the Polestar 2 will offer great versatility and will be able to tow heavier trailers than the competition. On the practical side, the Polestar 2 has a 405-liter trunk with a wide-opening tailgate. The front trunk can hold 35 litres of luggage.
European customers can already order the tow bar. For example, it will cost €1,100 in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. If you live in the UK, you'll have to pay £1,000. If you live in these countries, orders placed before the 31st December 2019 will be given priority for deliveries scheduled for the end of 2020.
Photo credits Polestar