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Polestar 1

Volvo Car Group's performance brand Polestar today has unveiled the 600hp Polestar 1, the company's first car, which is set to roll off the production line in mid-2019. Polestar's technology and product offering benefits from synergies and economies of scale enabled by the Volvo Car Group, helping Polestar to accelerate design, development and production processes at a fraction of the time it takes other new entrants. The Polestar 1 will form a halo for the future Polestar brand.

The Polestar 1 is a two-door, 2+2 seat Grand Tourer Coupé with an 'Electric Performance Hybrid' drivetrain. An electric car supported by an internal combustion engine, it has a range of 150km on pure electric power alone – the longest full-electric range of any hybrid car on the market. Its output of 600hp and 1000Nm of torque places the car firmly in the performance car segment.

What is Motability?

To qualify for a Motability package with Volvo, you need to be in receipt of the Higher Rate Disability Living Allowance and War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement. The following allowances also qualify as long as you have at least 12 months remaining on the award at time of application: Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement and Armed Forces Independence Payment. This includes: 

•  A brand new car every three years, or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) every five years
•  Insurance, servicing and maintenance
•  Full breakdown assistance
•  Annual tax disc 
•  Replacement tyres (and batteries for scooters and wheelchairs)
•  Windscreen repair or replacement
•  60,000 mileage allowance over three years for cars – 100,000 for WAVs
•  Many adaptations at no extra cost
•  Two named drivers for the car (living at same address)
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