Chassis development for the Polestar 2 is in its final stages as the new electric performance fastback is being readied for production in early 2020.


Chassis development for the Polestar 2 is in its final stages as the new electric performance fastback is being readied for production in early 2020.

Polestar's Lead Chassis Engineer, Joakim Rydholm (pictured right) promises a high ride quality for the Polestar 2 As an electric performance brand, Polestar is focused on creating a unique driving sensation that sets Polestar cars apart and offers drivers a fun and engaging experience.

The Polestar 2 was developed as a performance car from the outset. With 396bhp, 660Nm and all-wheel drive, the powerful electric drivetrain enables quick acceleration and a thrilling drive, while the dynamic chassis offers confidence and comfort, balanced with sportiness and fun. For Polestar, performance is about more than just straight-line acceleration.

Testing and development was not only done at the Hallered Proving Grounds in Sweden. Polestar's development expeditions take place in the U.S.A, U.K., South Africa, China, Germany, Spain and of course, inside the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden.

"Each of our testing environments allows us to refine specific elements of the car and in different ways," says Joakim Rydholm, Polestar's Lead Chassis Engineer and Chief Test Driver. "The car should feel alive when negotiating a South African mountain pass, calm and confident when cruising at speed on a German autobahn, cool in Death Valley, cosy in the Arctic and relaxed on a wet country lane in England. As we hone each element along the way, to create that magical Polestar feeling, it gets very exciting. And we don't stop until we are totally satisfied."