Image:-Polestar comes from Volvo
With an internal combustion engine, electric cars do not crash the same way as the traditional automobile. EVs differ in numerous areas, and chief among them is where essential powertrain parts reside.
In this light, Polestar, the electric vehicle brand of Volvo Cars, has integrated some smart engineering solutions into its Tesla Model 3 challenger, the Polestar 2. The brand detailed the safety measures for the EV on Tuesday, and the range from passive to active systems.
Polestar designed the 2 for incorporating the battery pack into the structure of the car. This not only provides a stiffer body structure but also minimizes the likelihood of damage. EV batteries are a different ball game in a crash and do not burn like gasoline if they catch fire. Maintaining the battery protected at all costs is important, which is also why Polestar included an aluminum case for the battery and designed the battery to disconnect automatically from the rest of the vehicle in the event of a crash.
One nice advantage for drivers and passengers is that the entire setup also reduces noise and vibration. So the Polestar 2 should be comfortable both secure and mighty.
SPOC's here to protect and serve when it comes to passengers. Not Spock - SPOC stands for Severe Partial Offset Crash and refers to an aluminum block that is housed on either side of the car at the front of the firewall. The SPOC Block minimizes the chance of anything from the car's exterior finding its way into the cabin in case of a frontal crash, which should protect both the occupants and, once again, the battery. In front seats there are even airbags on the inside to further help protect passengers.
When it comes to safety at lower speeds, Polestar has a whole suite of active safety gear ready to react and help keep the driver safe. It also has the latest advanced driver assistance system, Pilot Assist, available from Volvo Cars. With speeds up to 81 mph, it can accelerate, brake and provide steering assistance. The Polestar 2 gets a new feature that allows the system to work with GPS to deliver acceleration based on the position of the car. Don't worry about the tech that doesn't work in bad weather either; it comes with a radar cover every 2.
The Polestar 2 production started in China last month and deliveries will begin in Europe for the first time. Next, China's on deck and the Swedish EV should set off to the US by the end of this year with a starting price of $59,900 ahead of a destination fee.