With the Polestar 2, Volvo has its first battery electric vehicle with some impressive range, clocking in at 470 km (WLTP) on a full 78-kwh lithium-ion battery. Although less than the long-range Model 3, which boasts 480km range, it is more than the standard-battery Model 3, which can get you 409km of range (WLTP). 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 horsepower 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.