With the Polestar 2, Volvo has its first electric vehicle with some impressive range, clocking in at 482 km WLTP on a full 78-kWh lithium-ion battery. Although less than the Long Range Tesla Model 3, which boasts 580 km WLTP range, it is more than the standard battery Model 3. In terms of power, the Tesla seems to have the upperhand. The Polestar 2 gets a mighty 400 horsepower from its dual electric motors and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds.
However, the dual-motor Tesla Model 3 reaches 450 hp and accelerates to 100km/h in an impressive 3.3 seconds. Charging-wise, the Polestar 2 has a charge rate of 150 kW, compared to the Model 3’s charging rate of 250 kW. That means that, depending on connection and socket, charging your Tesla Model 3 either at home or on the road will usually take ⅓ less of the time. However, you can charge the Polestar 2 from 10% to 80% in 30 minutes with fast charging.