- Photo credits Polestar

The Polestar 2 is stronger than the Tesla Model 3!

Stronger when towing

1y ago

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

Photo credits Polestar

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  • The dictating factor with all, other than Tesla, new EVs, is the underbody technology. They are all about ten years development behind and need to either buy liscenced componantry to compete, or develop their own method, that's capable of being patented. None of these other manufacturers have the availability to buy even a fraction of the batteries they'll need to make a dent in the market. The batteries they do buy are old tech that overheat , charge too slowly and can't hold enough charge anyway. They also have short operating lifespans... all of which have either been eliminated or are orders of magnitude better in a Tesla. Tesla has spent several billion Dollars building battery factories to enable them to fit batteries to their cars, the power walls and their megapacks (to store and provide current from their solar farms to local towns and communities). The Company that was so derided only 18 months ago as a black hole for investors, is now earning millions each new quarter and rising, with a share price of $400 a share and earnings of 5% per vehicle unit sold (with greater earnings forecast as Gigafactory costs are now halved as far as building new ones goes). There is a desperate need to cut through the bullshit and look at what is actually there. We are watching a lot of Emperor's with no clothes, just a lot of big talk.

      1 year ago
  • Impressive, but that is one seriously awkward looking car. (Not cybertruck bad though).

      1 year ago