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Polestar Enters Singapore Market with Wearnes Automotive

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By Peter Vossner

Polestar, the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding in 2017, and leverages on the former for technological and engineering synergies as well as economies of scale, is currently available in thirteen global markets across Europe, North America and China. In 2021, Polestar is expanding into five new markets in the Asia Pacific region.

The company is entering Singapore via the Wearnes Automotive, its exclusive retailer in the country.

Wearnes will host a Polestar Space here, a bespoke retail environment where consumers can interact physically with the brand, meeting with Polestar Specialists to explore the car in more detail, including test drives. It will be located at 45 Leng Kee Road, and opens to the public in November 2021.

The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is the company’s first fully electric, high volume car. The Polestar 2 model range includes three variants with a combination of long- and standard range batteries as large as 78 kWh, and dual- and single motor powertrains with as much as 300 kW / 408 hp and 660 Nm. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment, providing an all-vegan interior, sustainable execution of materials and useable performance.

Launched internationally in 2020, Polestar 2 has won high favour with customers, fans and the world’s press during its first year on sale. Awards and accolades include Car of the Year titles in Norway and Switzerland, BBC Top Gear magazine’s Best All-Round EV, Red Dot’s Best of the Best for Product Design, and the coveted Golden Steering Wheel in Germany.

In Singapore the three versions of the Polestar 2 model range are on offer, providing a mix of performance and range. The Standard range Single motor version features a 165 kW/ 330 Nm electric motor and a 69 kWh battery pack. The Long range Single motor version increases battery capacity to 78 kWh and features a 170 kW/ 330 Nm powertrain. The range-topping Long range Dual motor variant features two electric motors and the 78 kWh battery, with a total output of 300 kW and 660 Nm. Detailed pricing and specifications will be released later in the year.

Polestar 2 was the first car in the world to feature Google built-in. The Android Automotive OS backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist and brought embedded Google services to a car for the first time – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. Natural voice control and an 11-inch touch screen display bring the new interface to life. Constant connectivity also ensures that all apps stay updated – as well as the car itself. With Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, Polestar regularly produces software updates that include new features and upgrades, ensuring that a Polestar 2 always feels like a new car.

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