Polestar 3 electric SUV tech details revealed: Australian cars will be made in USA, arriving here 2024

Volvo subsidiary Polestar has formally revealed the brand new Polestar 3 electrical efficiency SUV and it accommodates plenty of attention-grabbing tech together with an NVIDIA DRIVE core laptop, infotainment system powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platform and 14.5 inch display working Google’s Android Automotive OS.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO commented:

“Polestar 3 is a strong electrical SUV that appeals to the senses with a definite, Scandinavian design and wonderful driving dynamics. It takes our manufacturing footprint to the following stage, bringing Polestar manufacturing to the US. We’re proud and excited to broaden our portfolio as we proceed our fast progress.”

Android Automotive OS is the in-car working system, co-developed with Google and fronted by a 14.5 inch centre show. It’s an evolution of the expertise first launched in Polestar 2 – the primary automotive on the planet with Google built-in.

As with the Polestar 2, over-the-air (OTA) updates are included to permit for steady software program enchancment and the introduction of latest options with out the necessity to go to a service level.

A 111 kWh battery pack gives Polestar 3 with an enormous driving vary of as much as 610 km WLTP (preliminary measurement) . The lithium-ion battery includes a prismatic cell design housed in a protecting aluminium case with boron metal reinforcement and liquid cooling. A warmth pump is included as normal, serving to Polestar 3 utilise ambient warmth for climate- and battery preconditioning. Polestar 3 can also be geared up for bidirectional charging, enabling future potential for vehicle-to-grid and plug-and-charge capabilities.

Polestar 3 is the primary automotive from Polestar to characteristic centralised computing with the NVIDIA DRIVE core laptop, working software program from Volvo Automobiles. Serving because the AI mind, NVIDIA’s high-performance automotive platform processes information from the automotive’s a number of sensors and cameras to allow superior driver-assistance security options and driver monitoring.

The infotainment system is powered by a next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Applied sciences, Inc. As a central element of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis – a complete set of open and scalable cloud-connected automotive platforms – the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform will probably be utilised to supply immersive in-vehicle experiences with its high-performance capabilities to ship high-definition shows, premium high quality encompass sound and seamless connectivity all through the automobile.

As you’d anticipate for a Volvo subsidiary, Polestar 3 carries next-generation superior lively and passive security expertise from Volvo Automobiles as a part of its DNA. This consists of the newest innovation – inside radar sensors that may detect sub-millimetre actions within the inside of the automotive, to assist defend towards by accident leaving kids or pets inside. The system can also be linked to the local weather management system to keep away from warmth stroke or hypothermia.

As normal, Polestar 3 includes a whole of 5 radar modules, 5 exterior cameras and twelve exterior ultrasonic sensors to assist quite a few superior security options.

The SmartZone beneath the entrance aero wing collects a number of of the forward-facing sensors, a heated radar module and digital camera, and now turns into a signature of Polestar design.

Inside, two closed-loop driver monitoring cameras convey main eye monitoring expertise from Sensible Eye to a Polestar for the primary time, geared in direction of safer driving. The cameras monitor the driving force’s eyes and might set off warning messages, sounds and even an emergency cease perform when detecting a distracted, drowsy or disconnected driver.

Specs and Pricing

At launch, the Polestar 3 Lengthy vary Twin motor (360 kW, 840 Nm) will probably be obtainable with an indicative launch value of $135,000, although clearly between now and 2024 the worth might change a good bit relying on the energy or weak spot of the Australian greenback and different elements.

Australian clients can register their curiosity on-line from 13 October 2022.

Polestar 3 Lengthy vary Twin motor. Indicative launch value is AUD $135,000 with Plus Pack and Pilot Pack Included. It might be cheap to anticipate a cheaper single motor variant to be obtainable as effectively, although that is but to be confirmed.

Pilot Pack with LiDAR Elective, anticipated to be obtainable to order from Q2 2023. Efficiency Pack EUR 6,600 (Aussiepricing to be confirmed nearer to launch)

Energy : 360 kW (380 kW with Efficiency Pack)
Torque : 840 Nm (910 Nm with Efficiency Pack)
0-100 km/h : (goal) 5.0 seconds (4.7 with Efficiency Pack)
High pace : 210 km/h
Battery capability : (nominal) 111 kWh
Battery kind : 400V lithium-ion
Battery building : 204 prismatic cells, 17 modules, aluminium battery case
Vary (preliminary, goal) : as much as 610 km (WLTP)
Electrical motor kind : Everlasting magnet synchronous motors
Electrical motor configuration : Twin, entrance and rear
Torque vectoring : Twin clutch (rear motor solely)
Transmission : Single pace
Drag coefficient : 0.29 Cd
Drag power : 0.78 CdA
Charging capability : (DC) As much as 250 kW
Charging capability : (AC) As much as 11 kW
Wheelbase : 2,985 mm
Size : 4,900 mm
Peak : 1,627 mm (1,614 in Europe)
Width incl. mirrors : 2,120 mm
Floor clearance : 211 mm (201 mm in Europe)
Kerb weight : 2,584-2,670 kg
Weight distribution : 50:50
Towing capability : (braked) 2,200 kg
Chassis kind : Metal unibody
Physique kind : Metal
Wheels and tyres : Staggered, 21-22 inches
Brakes : Brembo 4-piston, 400 mm drilled and ventilated discs (entrance). Normal single-piston, 390 mm ventilated discs (rear)
Turning circle : (kerb to kerb) 11,8 m
Suspension : Double wishbone (entrance)
Integral hyperlink : (rear)
Damping : Adaptive, self-levelling dual-chamber air suspension with ZF lively dampers
Entrance storage compartment : 32 litres
Rear baggage capability (seats up) : 484 litres (incl. 90 underneath flooring)
Rear cargo capability (seats folded) : 1,411 litres (incl. 90 underneath flooring)
Roof carrying capability : 100 kg

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