When I first heard of the Polestar 1, it sounded too good to be true. A plug-in hybrid performance car with more than 100 miles of electric-only range, and a drivetrain that makes more than 600 horsepower and 1,000 pounds-feet of torque, sounds more like a figment of the imagination than reality. But we assure you, it’s very real: The car made its first appearance before the media last year and is now getting its first public viewing at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. This is the first vehicle to come from Polestar, formerly the performance division of Volvo but now a standalone brand.
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Polestar has announced that it will be accepting preorders for the Polestar 1 from 18 countries along with a refundable deposit of around $2,500. The 18 countries include: China, the U.S., Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the U.K., Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.