FIRST DRIVE: Polestar 3 – worth the wait? | Electrifying

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It's been a very long time coming, however Polestar's objective to make the electrical cars and truck world a more elegant and sustainable location takes another advance with the new Polestar 3. Having dipped a toe in the water with the plug-in hybrid Polestar 1, gone completely electrical with the 2020 Polestar 2, 's all-, design-savvy spin-off will release its flagship design later on this year. Designed with the lucrative (and huge) American market in mind, Polestar is gunning for competitors such as the Tesla Design X and BMW iX.

Here's the deal: the Polestar 3 is a huge vehicle. At 4,900 mm long and 1,614 mm tall, the 3 is 136mm shorter than the behemoth Tesla Design X and just 53mm shorter than a BMW iX. It's also a heavy car, tipping the scales at approximately 2,670 kg.

However, despite being a large SUV, the Polestar 3 has actually been developed to be as aero-friendly as possible. The roofline is practically estate-like in its flatness, while the front end features a distinct aero wing integrated into the bonnet. A 2nd aero wing is integrated into the rear spoiler, while rear aero blades on the bumper make sure that the Polestar 3 is as slippery as possible.

The Polestar 3 launches with a huge 107kWh battery pack (functional) as requirement, which, according to Polestar, can provide a driving variety of as much as 379 miles on the WLTP cycle.

The pack, which sits beneath the flooring and runs at 400 volts, features a prismatic cell design housed in a protective aluminium case with boron steel support and liquid cooling. A heat pump is consisted of as standard and utilises ambient heat for climate and battery pre-conditioning. The Polestar 3 is likewise geared up for bidirectional charging, allowing future capacity for vehicle-to-grid and plug-and-charge abilities.

In terms of charging, Polestar claims that the 3 can DC rapid charge at speeds of as much as 250kW, which makes it among the fastest charging electrical automobiles on the market. As a result, the 3 should have the ability to charge from 10-80% in around thirty minutes – adding just over 265 miles of range while doing so. Based on these figures, the Polestar 3 will be able to add 100 miles of range in a whisker over 10 minutes when connected to a 350kW rapid battery charger. A/c charging peaks at 11kW, which is slightly frustrating given that much of Polestar's competitors are now providing 22kW air conditioning onboard battery chargers.

Sign up with Tom as he takes the new Polestar 3 out on the road for the first time. Has Polestar built a winner? Let us understand in the remarks listed below.

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