Volvo’s electric-car offshoot Polestar will arrive in Australia with non-negotiable fixed prices and online sales. But advanced safety technology will come at an extra cost.
Generous tax rebates for electric vehicles appear to have created their first unintended consequence – and come at the cost of advanced safety technology on the upcoming 2022 Polestar 2.
The electric-car offshoot of Volvo – the Chinese-owned Polestar brand – has made the latest safety tech an extra-cost option, enabling the price of standard models to fall under the threshold for $3000 tax rebates offered by NSW and Victorian Governments.
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