At CES 2019, we got word that Volvo’s first electric powered vehicle could additionally be the first car with Google’s standalone version of Android Auto called Android Automotive (or Android HMI). At ultimate, the car producer has formally unveiled the Polestar 2 (thru The Verge).
The Polestar 2 is a sedan-crossover that is set to compete without delay with the Tesla Model three. Included within the vehicle is a 78kWh battery p.C. Which should allow the vehicle to journey around 275 miles on a full price. Additionally, the dual electric powered motors placed out 300kW which equates to more or less 408 horsepower.
We’ll let making a decision if you want the appearance of the Volvo’s first all-electric powered car.
What we’re interested in is the Android-powered infotainment gadget. As noted, the Polestar 2 may be the primary car jogging Android Automotive. We can’t see lots from the Volvo-provided snapshots of the eleven-inch display, however, it’s obvious that the floating display will play an imperative component to the in-car revel in.
What differentiates this infotainment gadget from others running Android Auto is the deep Google Assistant integration. Instead of just being able to ask the voice assistant fundamental queries, you’ll be capable of manage elements of your automobile from both inside the automobile and externally. Features that must be to be had consist of being capable of modifying the climate manage, roll down the home windows, and lots extra.
In addition to having Assistant baked in, the auto’s middle console will even have to get admission to the Play Store and Google Maps pre-setup.
The Polestar 2 is available for pre-order starting today. In the U.S., the electric car has to cost around 39,900 euros (~ $45,400). Unfortunately, in the course of the primary year of production, Volvo will most effectively be selling a “Launch Edition” with a view to retail for roughly $63,000. The top information is that the Polestar 2 have to qualify for the $7,500 electric powered automobile tax credit score.
You can area your pre-order for the auto using the button below. Polestar 2 deliveries ought to begin in 2020. A $1,000 deposit is required to maintain your spot in line.
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