Polestar is a little bit of an enigma so far as auto firms are involved. The corporate, which is a three way partnership between Geely and Volvo (which, in flip, can be owned by Geely), operates independently on some fronts from both Geely or Volvo with the intention to stay nimble. But it surely additionally leans closely on its incestral mother and father for infrastructure, expertise, and help. I spoke to its North American head, Gregor Hembrough, who by the way got here from twenty years earlier at Volvo in 2018, to search out out why.

We reviewed the Polestar 2, the model’s first totally electrical automotive, and the primary automotive Polestar would promote in materials numbers, in August. Nonetheless, I used to be provided and readily accepted a day drive with the Polestar 2 earlier than assembly Hembrough. With social distancing, I used to be simply thrown the important thing fob and despatched off, which was wonderful, because the Polestar 2 is a simple automotive to get used to.

In individual, the automotive appears much more SUV-like than in footage, which make it out to be extra of a sedan. The tires are giant and there’s vital floor clearance beneath the automotive. The closest electrical automotive I’ve pushed in profile is the Jaguar i-Pace that acquired its heritage from the AMC Eagle. Each of these are extra CUV/station wagon than the Polestar 2’s sedan type issue.

Total, it’s an actual stunner of a automotive and distinctive available on the market right this moment. At each my stops, I used to be requested by native automotive followers concerning the automotive and the way it drives. The intense yellow outsized brake caliper stands proud if the futuristic styling doesn’t already seize you.