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Polestar 2 Is Norway's 2020 “Car of the Year,” Are You Surprised An EV Got It?

Electrified vehicle sales – of hybrids, but above all else of those models with a plug – are finally taking off around the world. China, Europe, and North America are leading the pack on a regional level. When it comes to countries, though, there’s one particular example used very often. We are talking about Norway, a true and modern hero of the EV revolution.
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The Scandinavian realm turned into a major breakthrough for electrified vehicles not long ago, and the momentum continues to grow. For example, after the first ten months of the year, Audi’s e-tron fully electric crossover rules undisputed across the little market, with 8,203 examples.

It’s being followed by the classic Volkswagen Golf from a distance with 4,952 units, and in the third position sits the VW ID.3, breathing down the rear hatch of its compact sibling of another platform (the vintage MQB Evo, instead of the new MEB), with 4,465 deliveries.

What’s really interesting is that Volkswagen only delivered 83 examples of the Golf in October 2020, while the ID.3 reached the country’s third place in the sales chart after just two months of full deliveries, according to insideevs.com. 2021 is going to be interesting, for sure.

On the other hand, the country’s Car of the Year competition unsurprisingly crowned a battery electric vehicle for the 2020 edition. It's not the usual suspect, though - a.k.a. Tesla’s Model 3, which has been falling out of favor recently. It’s not even the current sales leader, Audi's e-tron SUV.

Instead, the jurors chose a model that’s thoroughly infused with Scandinavian DNA – the Polestar 2. The local experts decided the Chinese-built Swedish electric sedan was “a great joy to drive at a very reasonable price point.” We could take their opinion for granted, especially since the Polestar 2 is a direct rival for Tesla’s Model 3.

But there’s also the fact that Volvo’s attempt at electric vehicle supremacy is riddled with early adopter issues, while deliveries on the Norwegian market placed the Polestar 2 in a rather mediocre 18th position, with 1,805 vehicles sold during the first ten months of the year.



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