Tag: Polestar

Coronavirus Impacting The Launch Of New Cars In The United States

A host of new vehicle launches for the United States have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Auto News reports. At Volkswagen, for example, the virus and the subsequent lockdown measures employed throughout the U.S. have impacted both the VW Atlas Cross Sport and the updated Atlas. Showroom deliveries of the Atlas Cross Sport started […]

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Polestar 2 Kicks Off Production In China Despite Coronavirus

Production of the all-electric Polestar 2 has just commenced at the company’s factory in Luqiao in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. While many manufacturing facilities across China have been closed for weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volvo employed a serious of stringent policies at its local sites to ensure its Chinese operations were not affected. […]

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EV, Hybrid, Or ICE? Porsche Taycan, Polestar 1 And Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Go To War

The Polestar 1, Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S are very three different types of Grand Tourers and each show the upsides and downsides of hybrid, all-electric, and ICE powertrains. This review from Autocar sets out to see which of the three is the best all-rounder and while they may not be […]

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The Polestar 1 Is Quick But Can It Beat A BMW i8 And Porsche 911?

The Polestar 1 brings with it concept car looks and an innovative hybrid powertrain and is certainly one of the most intriguing sports cars on the market. But, how does it perform against a pair of more established sports cars? This video from Auto Motor und Sport over in Germany answers that question. We don’t […]

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Polestar Precept Concept Teased, Could It Preview An Electric SUV?

Volvo’s performance brand Polestar will be unveiling the Precept Concept at a dedicated event hosted on February 25. Details are very scarce at the time of writing, as they only pictured the car from above, in a dark environment. Still, the company’s signature headlights are partially visible, and so are the taillamps that feature a […]

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Polestar To Showcase New Android-Powered Infotainment Features On February 25

Polestar is one of the most prolific producers of teasers and their latest one deals with the brand’s in-car Human Design Interface developed with Google. Volvo’s performance division says it will continue the cooperation with Google that started with the Polestar 2, the first vehicle on the market powered by Android with built-in Google Assistant, […]

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Polestar’s Using Recycled Materials In Its Interiors To Save The Planet

With the Polestar 2 featuring a “vegan interior,” the Swedish brand decided to further focus its attention on full-circle sustainability for its vehicles in a bid to reduce weight, cut plastic content and lessen waste material by using natural and recycled materials. For example, Bcomp’s powerRibs and ampliTex technologies can turn natural fibers into lightweight […]

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Polestar 2 Towing Capacity Rated At An Impressive 3,300 Lbs

Aside from its impressive straight-line acceleration, the Polestar 2 is also able to wow customers with its practicality, such as the easy access rear luggage compartment or the braked towing capacity of 1,500 kg (3,306 lbs). This, according to the automaker, makes the ‘2’ a leader in the compact electric segment, as far as towing […]

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Polestar 2 Tooling Trial Prototypes Roll Off Chinese Plant’s Assembly Line

The Polestar 2 is now one step closer to getting delivered to customers, as the Volvo-owned performance brand has kicked off tooling trial production of the EV. The first Polestar 2 prototypes have started to roll off the assembly line at the Luqiao factory in China in preparation for series production. Tooling trial production is […]

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Polestar 1 Is A Clever Missile That Feels Analogue Despite All The Technology

Very few things are conventional about the Polestar 1, a plug-in hybrid gran tourer with the rather challenging task of introducing Polestar as a standalone premium performance brand. The Polestar 1 is essentially the production version of the 2016 Volvo Concept Coupe, but that’s where most similarities with other Volvos end. The bodywork, which is […]

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