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Volvo Says Voice Commands are a Big Deal for Safety

posted by on 21 October 2020 in Volvo News

Modern cars trade on their sleek infotainment screens, but there’s an uneasy reality to infotainment. Like massive horsepower, infotainment screens often run counter to safety measures put in place by engineers. But Volvo is looking for a way forward. Voice commands, something it says will be improved by the upcoming generation of Volvos sin Google […] More…

German Tuners Decide to Ignore Volvo’s 112 MPH Limiter

posted by on 16 October 2020 in Tuner News

Most German cars are limited to 155 mph, out of deference to the environment. And it’s kind of the only place that it matters since the Autobahn is so unique. Indeed, it’s the only place where it really matters that Volvo has limited its cars’ top speed to 180 kph (112 mph). And already, ze […] More…

Ingenlath Defends Polestar 2’s Low Range, Says it’s Sufficient for Day-to-Day Use

posted by on 13 October 2020 in Polestar News

Range anxiety is something that seems to preoccupy people who don’t own EVs more than it does people who do own EVs. Still, though, people-who-don’t-own-EVs is a vast opportunity for manufacturers, so a bad-looking EPA test is something to be concerned about. That’s why Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, has come out to defend his company […] More…

Report: Volvo Planning New Flagship XC100

posted by on 7 October 2020 in News

Massively expensive luxury SUV flagships are the new hot sellers, and now a rumour from Auto Express says that Volvo will join the fight against the likes of the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS with an all-new XC100. Volvo is currently working on a new version of its large car platform, dubbed SPA2. The first SPA […] More…

Polestar 2 Rated at 233 Miles by EPA

posted by on 6 October 2020 in Polestar News

The Polestar 2 is the latest European EV to have its range boasting bruised by the EPA. Rated at a healthy 233 miles per charge, America’s authority rates it at 60 miles fewer than the European authority’s range prediction. The automaker was shooting for a range of 275 miles. Though it exceeded its target in […] More…

European Owners Report Polestar 2s Becoming Bricked

posted by on 30 September 2020 in Volvo News

Sweden’s CarUp reports that as many as 30 Polestar 2s have been affected by a mysterious issue causing them to become totally immobilized.  The problem, reports the outlet, is with the 12V system which causes a warning light before the car dies completely. Unfortunately, despite knowing the root of the problem, Polestar appears to be […] More…

Polestar Pounces on Passion from Populace, Will Produce Precept Promptly

posted by on 28 September 2020 in Polestar News

The people loved the Precept and Polestar is listening. Thomas Ingenlath, the brand’s CEO, today announced that the concept will pull a Polestar 1 and become a real production car. “‘Stunning. Spectacular. Cutting-edge. We’d like to see it on the road!’ This is what the press wrote about the Precept and the public said ‘We […] More…

Geely Unveil EV Platform, Will Be Used in Volvos

posted by on 25 September 2020 in Volvo News

Although Volvo has decided not to wait for a dedicated platform to start producing EVs, it may still get one soon. Geely unveiled its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), which it says will be used by 16 all-new electric vehicles.   Volvo’s XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2 both used a modified version of the XC40’s gas-powered […] More…

Polestar Expanding to Double Spaces, More Countries

posted by on 22 September 2020 in Polestar News

Upstart electric automaker and Volvo spinoff Polestar is getting up and dancing quickly, says a new report from Reuters. A doubling of showrooms globally and new markets are in store for this year for the automaker. Speaking at the Beijing Auto Show this week, and one of few international auto execs to make the trip, […] More…

Polestar Calls on EV Industry to be More Transparent

posted by on 17 September 2020 in Volvo News

Although the industry tells us that EVs are green, Polestar wants it to show its math. The company has produced a Life Cycle Assessment to show just EVs are impacting the environment and wants other manufacturers to follow suit. The reason, the company says, is that automakers need to build trust. Although EVs have a […] More…