Published on December 8th, 2020 | by Joshua Chin0
Polestar 2 Named Norway’s Car Of The Year 2020
This new mass-market Polestar EV has claimed yet another automotive award this year.
The Polestar 2 has recently been named as Norway’s Car of the Year 2020. Adding yet another accolade in the ever-expanding trophy cabinet of this upstart electric car manufacturer.
Presented by Dagbladet, a daily Norwegian newspaper, this top honour that was given to the Polestar 2 is actually the second award to be given to the Scandinavian EV automaker in the same contest. The first of which being People’s Choice Award that was won by Polestar last week.
According the all-Norwegian jury that consisted of experts, journalists and members of Norwegian EV associations, this Chinese-built zero-emissions Tesla Model 3-rival deserved this accolade awarded here as it is “a great joy to drive at a very reasonable price point.”
“The switch to all electric is hard, it’s happening fast, and I feel that all these delightful fuel cars with roaring engines that we petrol heads love are disappearing,” muses jury member and automotive journalist Rune Nesheim, “but this is somehow not relevant when I got into the Polestar 2. From the second I got in I was enjoying myself, and I left wishing this was the car I got to drive every day.”
While scoring a win here might not be the most glamorous of accolades an automaker can ask for, this ‘acclaimed industry award’ however does perhaps hold a greater significance than other awards bestowed upon this new electric car. Especially considering that Norway is currently ranked as the world’s most advanced EV market.
Rather more impressively too is the fact that up until six months ago, Polestar didn’t even have a presence in the Scandinavian country. So for the automaker to walk away with two awards here could therefore be considered a significant milestone for the EV manufacturer in that region of the world.
In this region of the world meanwhile, it still remains to be seen as to when this multi-award winning car will be launched here in an official capacity. While electrification may be a long way off for most Malaysian motorists, with the ever increasing number of EVs coming into the local market that have promptly been snapped up by an ever increasing number of eager buyers however, there might be a sufficient demand here after all to warrant this Scandinavian EV to make its debut here after all.
PRESS RELEASE: Polestar 2 has today been announced as Norway’s Car of the Year (COTY). The annual award, presented by Dagbladet, is an acclaimed industry award decided by a panel of expert judges.
“To win Car of the Year in Norway, the world’s most advanced EV market, is a huge achievement for our young Polestar brand. Norway has been a key market from the start of our journey, and this level of recognition, on top of our recent People’s Choice Award from the Norwegian public, encourages and motivates us to keep pushing and carving our own path,” says CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath.
The COTY announcement follows just one week after Polestar was voted as this year’s People’s Choice by the Norwegian public. Both awards are delivered/handed out by Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet.
The all-Norwegian jury consists of experts, journalists and members of Norwegian EV associations. In their jury statement, they recognised the Polestar 2 as “a great joy to drive at a very reasonable price point.”
“The switch to all electric is hard, it’s happening fast, and I feel that all these delightful fuel cars with roaring engines that we petrol heads love are disappearing – but this is somehow not relevant when I got into the Polestar 2. From the second I got into the Polestar 2 I enjoyed myself and left wishing this was the car I was able to drive every day. The driving experience is extremely good, the design is sporty, cool and edgy and when the price is factored in, it’s just a great car at a great price point”, says jury member and car journalist at Dagbladet, Rune Nesheim.
“Our first year in Norway has been an exciting one. Six months ago, we didn’t have a single car in the country and now we stand here with two Norwegian and several international awards – it’s fair to say this has been an amazing journey. I would like to thank the judges for their kind words and, most importantly, I would like to say a huge thank you to our customers and our team,” says Head of Polestar Norway, Alexander Hørthe.
The award is presented in relation to Dagbladet’s annual Car of the Year Awards, a series of awards announced throughout November.