Subscribe:
Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
AutoBarn.com:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Shoes - SFI Rated Nomex Lightweight Shoe
$79.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 14:40:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Shoes - SFI Rated Nomex Lightweight Shoe
$79.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 14:40:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP FSA-3 Snell SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - Full Face Snell Rated Racing Helmet
$154.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $154.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP- Z-Tech Series 2A SFI 38.1 Auto Racing Head and Neck Restraint Device - 2A
$269.96
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 14:39:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $269.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 400 GRIT
$5.75
End Date: Monday Apr-1-2019 13:06:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP FSA-3 Snell SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - Full Face Snell Rated Racing Helmet
$154.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $154.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP FSA-3 Snell SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - Full Face Snell Rated Racing Helmet
$154.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $154.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Auto Meter Gauge Pod Pillar Dual Black 2 1/16 in. Full Coverage Chevy Each 12214
$91.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-30-2019 10:31:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $91.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Auto Meter 5375
$144.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-9-2019 10:58:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $144.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 600 GRIT
$8.95
End Date: Monday Apr-1-2019 11:07:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

PostHeaderIcon Polestar 1 Reservation Books Open With a Tesla-like Policy

Polestar has finally made its Geneva Motor Show debut, and it did so with a bang. The recently spun-off performance brand took to Switzerland to formally present the Polestar 1, the luxury performance coupé that’s setting its sights on Tesla and the current electric car establishment. With details of the Polestar 1 already in the open, the brand took advantage of the venue to announce that, starting next week, the company will accept refundable deposits of $3,000.


Polestar 1 Reservation Books Open With a Tesla-like Policy - image 772879
“The Polestar 1 has the makings of becoming the first electric that Tesla could consider as a legitimate competitor”

The Polestar 1 has the makings of becoming the first electric that Tesla could consider as a legitimate competitor. It has looks that would make knees buckle. It has impressive performance capabilities. Most of all, it has that “new model” smell to it, the kind that attracts a lot of potential buyers. Where the model goes from here is the important question, but with the infrastructure that’s surrounding it — Volvo and Geely — there are high hopes for the Polestar 1 to realize its potential.

Come to think of it; a $3,000 refundable deposit isn’t a big deal. It’s actually a smart move by Polestar to take a route inspired by Tesla, not forcing its customers to lock in a reservation spot with a non-refundable deposit. The refundable option allows people to cancel their slots if they want to, though judging by how the Polestar 1 looks at first glance, I don’t imagine that there will be a lot of customers who will have second thoughts of buying one.


Polestar 1 Reservation Books Open With a Tesla-like Policy - image 772880
“If you happen to be interested in the car and are willing to go through either of the two ownership routes, you’re going to need to start booking your spot on the reservation list.”

Even if a customer does lock up a reservation spot, owning a Polestar 1 isn’t all about actually buying it outright. As Volvo announced a few months ago, there are alternate ownership methods available to prospective customers, specifically a subscription-based ownership model that allows customers to pay for a flat monthly subscription fee covering a period of two or three years. Buying one outright is also another option, but those who want to venture this route will have to come to grips with the fact that they’re going to buy a car that’s expected to be priced at around €130,000. That’s a little over $160,000 based on current exchange rates.

If you happen to be interested in the car and are willing to go through either of the two ownership routes, you’re going to need to start booking your spot on the reservation list. Polestar has made it clear that it’s capping production to 500 units per year over a three-year period. That would put the car’s production volume to around 1,500 units, making it more important for would-be customers to put down that deposit and get their spot in before they’re taken. Remember, over 6,000 customers have already expressed interest in buying or owning one. You don’t need to be a math wizard to know that a lot of people will be left disappointed when they don’t end up with the car.

References

Polestar 1


2018 Polestar 1 - image 739271

Read our full review on the 2018 Polestar 1.


maker logos - image 763348

Read more Geneva Motor Show news.

Comments are closed.

TiresDirect
SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
2011 Ford Mustang GT500 Texas Direct Auto 2011 GT500 Used 5.4L V8 32V Manual RWD Coupe Premium
$22,322.22 (23 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 11:09:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $38,380.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1964 Chevrolet C-10 base Ca. desert truck solid with very little rust
$5,900.00
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 12:25:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5,900.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe Base 1966 Mustang In-line 6 Coupe 60k miles
$1,800.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 19:44:43 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
$10,350.00 (24 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 17:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
$7,100.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Mar-19-2019 11:45:58 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1983 Chevrolet Other Pickups Rust Free Original Paint Survivor 2wd C20 350 Auto. Pristine AutoCheck Report!
$4,400.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 20:45:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4,400.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1957 Chevy 3100 Short Box Big Window Pick Up!
$43,900.00
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 15:46:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $43,900.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Texas Direct Auto 2015 GT Premium Used 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Convertible
$12,000.00 (30 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 10:03:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1941 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1941 Chevy 3100 Short Bed Truck Original Patina Hot Rod Rat Rod Street Rod 235
$12,000.00
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 8:58:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet C-10 Awesome 1969 Chevrolet P 10 STEP VAN SHOP VAN
$8,750.00
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 18:58:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8,750.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1947 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1947 Chevrolet Dump Truck
$2,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 14:00:13 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1950 CHEVY 3100
$6,095.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Mar-21-2019 8:19:08 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1955 Ford Other Pickups c500 1955 Ford C500 COE truck with bar and party deck provision
$25,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 16:00:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30,000.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat 86,372 Miles Pale Adobe Metallic 4D SuperCrew 5.0L V8 FFV
$9,100.00 (37 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Mar-20-2019 19:07:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1958 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1958 Chevrolet Apache Short box fleetside barnfind project
$5,750.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-21-2019 18:52:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5,750.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Custom olid 1972 Chevrolet Custom C20 project truck.
$1,999.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 17:35:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 2 Dr Base 1948 CHEVY 5W LS5.3 PICKUP
$10,100.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 18:10:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14,500.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1966 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1966 Chevy C20 4x4 4spd truck
$27,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-17-2019 19:16:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $27,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 Restomod project car with LOTS of trick parts
$5,100.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 17:17:44 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1950 chevrolet truck complete 48 49 50 51 52 chevy
$4,000.00
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 10:16:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Beautiful Car
$37,000.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-21-2019 16:04:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $37,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1956 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1956 Chevy Truck / 427 Big Block
$13,101.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 21:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1985 Chevrolet C-10 1985 Chevrolet c-10 c10 very low miles
$3,700.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 15:15:48 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2017 Ford Mustang GT 2017 Ford Mustang GT
$20,900.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 17:17:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35,000.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1935 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1935 Chevrolet Custom Street Rod Pick Up Truck/ V-8 with Fuel Injection
$27,000.00
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 18:15:29 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $27,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe V/8 Loaded Zero Rust AZ Car Runs Amazing
$14,248.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-17-2019 21:30:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14,248.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1985 Chevrolet C-10 silverado 1985 Chevrolet C10 Lowered showtruck
$11,990.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 16:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Texas Direct Auto 2013 2LT Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$10,377.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 10:03:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS 6MT SYNERGY GREEN RARE COLOR COMBO SPEEDINC TUNED
$9,100.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 14:36:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29,999.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 Chevrolet Other Pickups Custom Deluxe 1987 GMC R20 Custom Deluxe Flatbed Truck
$4,000.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-24-2019 18:58:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list