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Volvo's Hybrid Sub Brand, Polestar 1, Is Available For Pre-Order

Polestar, a Volvo sub-brand, has released further details of it's brand new electric performance car. The Polestar 1 which is now available for pre-ordering in 18 countries around the world and will be limited to 500 units per year.

Along with the opening of the pre-order process, a new car configuration tool allows prospective customers to visualise their Polestar 1 before placing their pre-order.

Over 7,000 people have registered interest in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal. Polestar 1 will be left hand drive only.

The pre-order process involves a fully-refundable €2,500 ($2,500; 20,000RMB) deposit, which serves as a placeholder in the queue for a Polestar 1.

Pre-ordering is now available in the following 18 countries: China, United States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.

The Polestar 1 is an Electric Performance Hybrid GT coupé which produces 592bhp and 1,000 Nm of torque, while offering 150 km of pure electric driving range.