Volvo launches the first electric SUV “Polestar 3”

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Submitted Polestar Company A glimpse of the upcoming electric SUV, the Polestar 3, which will be the first Volvo performance sub-brand to be manufactured in the United States.

The Swedish automaker shared the first image of the new luxury electric car that competes with the BMW iX and Jaguar I-Pace.

The upcoming electric SUV, which is expected to be introduced in 2022, is in the premium segment.

This puts it in competition with electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model X, Audi E-tron, Mercedes EQC, Rivian R1S and Fisker Ocean.

The Polestar 3 is assembled at Volvos plant in Charleston, South Carolina. This gives it the distinction of being the first electric car manufactured by the company in the United States, according to the Arab portal for technical news.

In addition to being a larger SUV than the Polestar 2, the Polestar 3 also includes a partially autonomous drive system for highway driving.

This is achieved thanks to the inclusion of a lidar sensor from the supplier Luminar. which also provides Volvo with components for hands-free motorway driving.

Volvo said it is introducing the hands-free highway driving experience as part of its next major platform upgrade, SPA2.

The SPA2 arrives with the next generation XC90 SUV and Polestar 3 in 2022. The SPA2 also supports XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge.

Polestar, which started as a performance sub-brand of Volvo, has emerged as one of the most interesting electric vehicle companies on the market in recent years.

The company, jointly owned by Volvo and its parent company, Geely, recently announced plans to go public through a merger with a private acquisition company, or SPAC.

Two vehicles have been released so far, the $155,000 Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe and the fast, all-electric Polestar 2 sedan.

This lineup should also grow with the launch of the Polestar 3 electric SUV in 2022, the Polestar 4 electric SUV in 2023, and the Polestar 5 sports sedan in 2024.

The company did not elaborate on the specifics related to the Polestar 3. including price, battery size, range and engine configuration.

The Polestar 2 has a 78 kW battery pack, which offers a range of 470 km. The electric motor also provides 408 horsepower. This allows for an acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than five seconds.

Moreover, the car was teased at an event in Manhattan to brief investors on the company’s three-year business plan.

“We are not a virtual company waiting to build factories and sell cars,” said Thomas Ingenlatt, the company’s chief executive. We are an actual company that builds cars and sells them all over the world.

He added: Our cars are present in 14 markets worldwide. We expect our global sales volume to reach around 29,000 vehicles this year.



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