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Polestar May Make Another Halo Car, Probably Won’t Be a GT

posted by on 31 October 2019 in News Polestar News

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar’s president, has ambitions for another impressive, exciting, attention-grabbing car, just don’t expect it to be like the Polestar 1. That’s according to a report from Motor1, which spoke to Ingenlath recently and asked him if there would be a followup to the Polestar 1. “That’s definitely my plan,” Ingenlath told journalists. “Will […] More…

Someone Is Building That Crazy Polestar 1 From Need For Speed: Heat

posted by on 21 October 2019 in News Polestar News

If you haven’t yet seen the cover art for the upcoming racing video game Need For Speed: Heat, it features a crazy-looking modified Polestar 1 shod in bright yellow, with huge fender flares and a massive rear wing, doing a donuts around a (Corvette) cop car. It’s exactly the sort of wild, fantastical thing that […] More…

So Your Phone is your Key, What Happens if it Dies? Volvo’s Thought of That

posted by on 18 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo, Polestar, and the rest of the automotive industry are very excited about using smartphones as keys for cars. But what happens if your phone dies? A new patent from Volvo seeks to find a solution. Currently, key fobs all have keys hidden inside of them, so that if the battery dies, there’s still a […] More…

Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge Launches At Last

posted by on 16 October 2019 in Features News Volvo News

After weeks of teasing the public with tantalizing details, Volvo Cars has finally pulled the wraps off of its first pure-electric vehicle: the Volvo XC40 Recharge. From here on, “Recharge” will serve as the Swedish automaker’s sub-brand for pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles, reflecting the fact that unlike conventional hybrids, these cars can all be plugged […] More…

Volvo Announces Crazy-Ambitious Plan To Slash Lifecycle Carbon Footprint By 40 Percent

posted by on 16 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars is looking to place itself in a leadership position among global automakers with regard to carbon emissions. Having already resolved to stop introducing any new gas-only vehicles, and setting an ambitious target of 50% pure-EV sales by 2025, the automaker today announced an ambitious new plan to cut the lifecycle carbon footprint of […] More…

Volvo’s Getting a New Android OS to Go With Electric XC40

posted by on 9 October 2019 in News Volvo News

When Volvo’s new electric XC40 rolls out, it’s not going to be just the driveline that’s all-new. Volvo is planning a new infotainment system for the new model that it says is “fundamentally rethinking infotainment.” The new system will be powered by the Android operating system. Just like your phone or tablet. Though that doesn’t […] More…

Polestar 2 Performance Pack To Cost 6,000 Euro In EU Market

posted by on 8 October 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Electrified performance car-maker Polestar on Tuesday announced more pricing information regarding the forthcoming Polestar 2, revealing that an optional Performance Pack will be available for €6,000 in Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium – three of the car’s launch markets. In the United Kingdom, the Performance Pack will cost £5,000, wearing a price tag of 50,000 […] More…

Volvo and Geely to Merge Combustion Engine Unit, Freeing Up Volvo to Work on Electrification

posted by on 7 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s internal combustion design unit is being spun off and combined with Geely’s unit to a form one, new standalone business. This, say the companies, will allow Volvo to focus on the electrification of its range. After teasing the electric XC40, this marks another proclamation of Volvo’s dedication to all-electric powertrains. The Swedes figure that […] More…

European Pricing Announced for Polestar 2: Starts at 59,000 Euro

posted by on 3 October 2019 in News Polestar News

Polestar 2 today officially announced the launch price for its first full-electric, mass market car: the Polestar 2. Unfortunately, the prices were only official for its launch markets, but do give those of us this side of the Atlantic an idea of what Polestar has in mind. Prices will start at 58,800 Euros in Germany, […] More…

Good News: The Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 Will Have A ‘Frunk’

posted by on 2 October 2019 in News Volvo News

As Volvo Cars marches toward its chosen October 16th reveal date for the new pure-electric Volvo XC40, the automaker is slowly feeding the news media tidbits of information to whet our appetites. The latest: as with so many other battery-electric vehicles, the Volvo XC40’s lack of an internal combustion engine has made way for the […] More…