Volvo increases stake in Polestar

Volvo Cars announced the acquisition of additional shares in electric car brand Polestar, bringing the car company’s stake back up to 49.5 per cent. Meanwhile, a media report says that Polestar is currently negotiating an IPO. First, on the ...

Polestar to expand globally this year

Electric car brand Polestar will enter nine new markets later this year, doubling its presence to 18 markets worldwide. By the end of the year, the number of brick and mortar locations worldwide is also expected to double to ...

Polestar teams up with ChargePoint in the US

EV charging network operator ChargePoint and Volvo’s electric car subsidiary Polestar announced a new charging partnership. The debut includes an in-vehicle charging app for the Polestar 2 electric sedan. It is the first integration of the ChargePoint app via ...

Polestar 2 priced in the USA

Swedish electric vehicle brand Polestar announced the extended range, lower pricing, and bespoke configuration for the model year 2022 Polestar 2 in the USA. Prices for the single motor version start at $45,000 before subsidies. Polestar’s upgrade for their ...

Polestar is eyeing Tesla closely

Volvo has imported a Tesla Model Y from the USA and registered it in Sweden to take a closer look. Volvo had already brought one of the then new Tesla Model 3 to Sweden in 2018 – and now, ...

Recall of 2,000 Polestar 2 electric cars confirmed

Following reports of problems with the all-electric Polestar 2 after deliveries started a few weeks ago, Polestar confirmed that they detected “a software error in the battery power control module, which, in very rare cases and without warning can ...

Polestar to launch single motor deliveries this month

Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were introduced in the spring, will be delivered for the first time this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand also plans to expand further globally. Polestar had announced the ...

Volvo & Polestar offer preferential pricing at Ionity chargers

Drivers of electric cars from Volvo and Polestar may rejoice. The companies’ partnerships with Plugsurfing is reaping fresh tariffs with a significant price reduction for ultra-rapid charging at Ionity stations. Plugsurfing’s partnerships with Polestar and Volvo Cars both agreed ...

Is the Polestar logo too similar to Citroën and DS?

PSA has temporarily halted the market launch of Polestar in France with a lawsuit. PSA claims that the logo of the Swedish-Chinese electric car brand is too similar to those of Citroën and DS. ++ This article has been ...

Polestar reveals details to electric SUV Polestar 3

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath revealed new information about the Polestar 3 at the IAA Mobility. The brand wants to offer the electric SUV with one as well as two drives. Ingenlath also gave new details about the interior. The ...

Polestar closing in on SPAC merger for IPO

Polestar is apparently close to completing the proposed SPAC merger with investment firm Gores Guggenheim that was first leaked in July. The official announcement could be made in the course of today, Monday. Reuters news agency, citing sources familiar ...

Volvo and Polestar’s best-handling cars could carry Lotus genes

Some of the sharpest cars from Chinese car making conglomerate Geely – which includes Volvo and Polestar, among other brands – could have been developed in part by British sports car specialist and fellow Geely subsidiary Lotus, its executives ...

Polestar, Hydro, Grcic & Cake design new transport BEV

German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has teamed up with electric car brand Polestar, aluminium manufacturer Hydro and electric motorcycle maker Cake to create a concept of a multifunctional electric cargo vehicle for the city of the future called ‘Re:Move’. ...

Entry-Level Polestar 2 Shines In Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge

It even beats the launch edition version with a bigger battery, but despite improvements, falls behind the Tesla Model 3 SR+.

The Polestar Precept is a cypher for the EV automaker’s future

Polestar will spend the next three years executing a lofty electric vehicle launch schedule that will culminate with the Precept concept, a “Rosetta Stone” of sorts that provides a physical representation of the company’s future. Polestar, the former Volvo company ...

Polestar presents near-series concept of the Polestar 5

Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 in a documentary series on Youtube. The electric four-door performance GT based on the Polestar Precept study is scheduled for market launch in 2024. In terms of basic shape, ...

Polestar wants to double market reach by 2023

The electric car brand Polestar aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the introduction of three new models. By the end of 2023, Polestar ...

Polestar sets up wholly-owned spin-off in China – Jixing

Volvo’s electric car brand Polestar registered a wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai on 11 March. Polestar calls its China spin-off Jixing Automobile and has tasked it with the wholesale and retail of vehicles and auto parts. Gasgoo, in its report ...

Polestar launches serial electric car production in China

In Luqiao, China Polestar has kicked-off series production of the Polestar 2 BEV. The Volvo subsidiary’s all-electric car is to be launched on the European market first, with deliveries planned to start summer 2020 before coming to the US ...

Polestart teases more details regarding Precept

At the end of February, Polestar presented the Precept, as a preview of future electric models. More details were to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but since the car show was cancelled, Polestar has now ...

Polestar 2 pricing out for the USA

Polestar has published the prices for its first purely electric model in the USA. The list prices of the Polestar 2 start at 59,900 US dollars: The battery-electric car qualifies for the federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars. + ...

Polestar announces US retail locations

Polestar has announced their first retail partners for the US market, which will help Volvo’s plug-in brand to set up a network of so-called Polestar Spaces in New York and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco this year. ...

First Polestar 2 electric cars have arrived in Europe

The first delivery of purely electric Polestar 2 has arrived for customers in Europe. The vehicles are now being prepared in Belgium for further transport – but not to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands quite yet. Polestar has ...

2022 Polestar 2 Price Shrinks by $14,000, Range Grows

The Polestar 2, an all-electric sports sedan from Geely-owned EV brand Polestar, aims to compete with the top-selling Tesla Model 3 by adding range and lowering the starting price. Polestar announced the arrival of a single-motor version of its ...

10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevy Equinox Can’t Deal With Polestar 2 Pricing

If you’re hunting for a good deal on a car — and, let’s face it, who isn’t these days, with used-car prices coming within a slim margin of new prices amid persistent inventory shortages — you still have time ...

Polestar 2 deliveries in Europe start ahead of schedule

Polestar has started deliveries of the Polestar 2 earlier than planned. The first European customer vehicle has now been handed over at the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, which is ahead of schedule and was not supposed to take place ...

Polestar delivers the first Polestar 2 in Germany

After Polestar started European delivery of the purely electric Polestar 2 at the end of July in Sweden and Norway, customers in Germany are now getting their turn. The first Polestar 2  units were handed over in Germany at ...

Polestar showcar Precept to make it into the series

Polestar announced that the Polestar Precept concept presented earlier this year would go into production. CEO Thomas Ingenlath said it would take “at least three years” before the company can begin producing the fully electric four-door Grand Tourer. With ...

EPA rates Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 ranges

The US EPA has published its range ratings for the all-electric models Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 with surprisingly low values: 208 miles (335 km) for the Volvo XC40 Recharge and 233 miles (375 km) for the Polestar ...

Polestar announces wider recall

The problems with the Polestar 2 are apparently more serious than previously assumed. In an official statement, Polestar has announced a recall campaign so the company can replace defective inverters in most of the customer vehicles delivered. The first ...

Geely plans a CO2-neutral Polestar plant in China

Geely plans to build a new plant in the Chinese city of Chongqing, where electric cars will be produced for the Polestar brand. The new plant is reported to plan production capacities for “30,000 premium electric vehicles” annually. The ...

Polestar in talks for fresh financing round

Volvo subsidiary and electric car manufacturer Polestar is in talks with investors to raise at least 500 million US dollars. At this stage, the corresponding financing round has not yet been concluded. Polestar is aiming for a valuation of ...

Another Day, Another All-Electric SUV: Add Lexus RZ, Polestar 3 to the Pile

The ring of all-electric SUVs might seem a little like one of these nowadays, what with all the brands throwing their hats in. Time now to add two more to the list: the Lexus RZ and Polestar 3. Lexus, ...

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Review: Smooth, Not Sporty

2020 Volvo XC60 | Cars.com photo by Brian Wong The 2020 Volvo XC60 compact luxury SUV sees a bunch of small tweaks for the new model year, as Volvo tends to do with each of its models lately, but ...

2020 Polestar 1 Review: Polestar’s First Car Is a Triumph

2020 Polestar 1 | Cars.com photo by Brian Wong The verdict: Truly special for reasons beyond its rarity, the Polestar 1 fills the role of a halo car with effortless style and grace. Versus the competition: In this price ...

2021 Polestar 2 Review: Is This the Future of Sports Sedans?

The verdict: A highly entertaining sports sedan packed with Scandinavian design, but its range, room and price keep it from true greatness. Versus the competition: There’s only one big target here: the Tesla Model 3. Compared with that car, ...

Polestar 3 officially previewed

_ Sino-Swedish EV maker reveals more details of its first SUV, due for launch in 2022. An official image of the Polestar 3 has been published, showing more details of the third Polestar model and giving a much clearer ...

Watch Polestar’s Design Head Explain What Makes the Precept Concept So Special

Polestar Why do designers make the decisions they do? It’s been fodder for armchair debate since long before armchairs, not to mention subreddits, were even invented. From the sidelines, car design can seem arbitrary. But—as is in engineering—there’s always ...

Bjørn Nyland Checks Out Polestar 2 SR FWD Range: Almost Matches Tesla

The results of the entry-level Polestar 2 (64 kWh, FWD) in cold weather are similar to the 2021 Tesla Model 3 SR+ (MIC).

The 2022 Polestar 3 is Going to be an All-Electric iX-Fighter

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