Though many automakers have launched cars that sort of compete with the all-important Tesla Model 3, none of them have exactly matched that car’s formula. The Polestar 2, however — a fully electric four-door from Volvo’s spinoff brand — has Tesla’s baby squarely in its sights.But Tesla isn’t the only automaker that should be worried about the new kid on the block. With its $55,000 starting price, 275-mile range and slick, Google-based infotainment system, the Polestar 2 brings a lot to the table.The competitionThe Tesla Model 3 has been king of the midrange electric vehicles pretty much since Tesla figured out how to build them en masse. There have been others that have sought to take the Model 3’s crown, but none have sold with the same kind of vigor nor pushed the envelope quite as far as Tesla’s people’s car.The next viable competitor for the Polestar 2 would be Jaguar’s I-Pace SUV. In some ways, it’s superior to the Tesla but in others — most notably sales — it lags pretty far behind. It’s still a fundamentally solid car for the class and presents as a fun-to-drive and nice-to-be-in package for the base model’s $65,900 asking price.Mercedes-Benz’ forthcoming EQC… Read full this story
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