When polestar 1 debuted in 2017, it claimed to have more electric range than any other plug-in hybrid on the market at the time, according tomedia reports. The company boasts that its pure electric vehicles can have a range of 93 miles. Recently, however, the EPA found that the car has much lower power range, estimating that it can travel up to 52 miles on a single charge.
After much hype, this number would have been somewhat disappointing, but it took Polestar some time to put Polestar 1 into production. Today, there are many plug-in hybrids that can compete with this range. At the top of the list are the discontinued Chevrolet Volt (53-mile range), and some new cars for sale at dealers, such as BMW’s new i3 REx, which has a range of 126 miles, or Honda’s Claritplug hybrid, which has a range of just 48 miles, but is much cheaper.
In the final analysis, range, price, and the entire kit are not decisive factors. It is understood that Polestar 1 will only produce 1,500 vehicles, in part as an inaugural gift for the brand, and the company’s future begins with Polestar 2.