Polestar 2 is Car of the Year in Norway
Polestar 2 has today been announced as Norway’s Car of the Year (COTY). The annual award, presented by Dagbladet, is an acclaimed industry award decided by a panel of expert judges.
“To win Car of the Year in Norway, the world’s most advanced EV market, is a huge achievement for our young Polestar brand. Norway has been a key market from the start of our journey, and this level of recognition, on top of our recent People’s Choice Award from the Norwegian public, encourages and motivates us to keep pushing and carving our own path,” says CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath.
The COTY announcement follows just one week after Polestar was voted as this year’s People’s Choice by the Norwegian public. Both awards are delivered/handed out by Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet.
The all-Norwegian jury consists of experts, journalists and members of Norwegian EV associations. In their jury statement, they recognised the Polestar 2 as “a great joy to drive at a very reasonable price point.”
“The switch to all electric is hard, it’s happening fast, and I feel that all these delightful fuel cars with roaring engines that we petrol heads love are disappearing – but this is somehow not relevant when I got into the Polestar 2. From the second I got into the Polestar 2 I enjoyed myself and left wishing this was the car I was able to drive every day. The driving experience is extremely good, the design is sporty, cool and edgy and when the price is factored in, it’s just a great car at a great price point”, says jury member and car journalist at Dagbladet, Rune Nesheim.
“Our first year in Norway has been an exciting one. Six months ago, we didn’t have a single car in the country and now we stand here with two Norwegian and several international awards – it’s fair to say this has been an amazing journey. I would like to thank the judges for their kind words and, most importantly, I would like to say a huge thank you to our customers and our team,” says Head of Polestar Norway, Alexander Hørthe.
The award is presented in relation to Dagbladet’s annual Car of the Year Awards, a series of awards announced throughout November.
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Polestar is the independent electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. This facilitates the successful design, development and production of separately-branded, electric performance cars.
Polestar launched in 2017 with the Polestar 1 – a low-volume Electric Performance Hybrid GT with 609 hp, 1,000 Nm and an electric-only range of 124 km (WLTP) – the longest of any hybrid car in the world. In 2019, the Polestar 2 was revealed as the company’s first fully electric, higher volume premium car. Arriving in markets from the middle of 2020, the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback comes with 300 kW and 660 Nm, all-wheel drive, a 78 kWh battery pack and a range of 470 km (WLTP) for the first year of production.
In 2020, Polestar released the Precept – a vision study vehicle designed to showcase the brand’s future vision in terms of sustainability, digital technology and design. In the future, Polestar 3 will join the portfolio as a fully electric performance SUV.
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