February 10

Polestar teases its first-ever Super Bowl ad before it airs on Sunday – spoiler alert: No supermodels, explosions, puppies, or monkeys

Young EV brand Polestar will be one of several automakers joining the big game this Sunday, as its first-ever Super Bowl campaign will air during the first quarter. Unlike many other brands, Polestar is not revealing its full 30-second spot before Sunday, but it has shared a 15-second teaser that tells us more about what […]

February 2

Watch this one-off ‘Arctic Circle’ version of the Polestar 2 Long Range comfortably drift through snow and ice like it’s nothing

Swedish EV automaker Polestar recently gave a nod to its especially cold engineering environment by developing a special version of its Polestar 2 to analyze its dynamics in the Arctic. The one-off performance-oriented Polestar 2 was tested on snow and ice to help the team develop and fine-tune future EVs from the brand… it’s also […]

December 15, 2021

2022 single motor Polestar 2 receives impressive 270-mile EPA range

Swedish EV automaker Polestar has shared an official EPA range of 270 miles for its long-range, single motor Polestar 2 sedan, the company’s longest range to date. This is a huge jump compared to previous versions of the Polestar 2, and is joined by OTA updates for the dual motor version as well.

April 13, 2021

Polestar 2 electric car gets update with cheaper and longer range options, heat pump, and more

Polestar announced today the launch of new variants of the Polestar 2, the Swedish brand’s first all-electric car. Cheaper and longer range versions are now available.

April 29, 2020

Safety-focused Polestar 2 EV emits a heartbeat-like warning sound

Polestar’s parent company is Volvo, which is a pioneer in auto safety. The company is using the Polestar 2 EV to showcase the group’s latest safety tech. That includes the first use of new front-inner-side airbags and a new Acoustic Vehicle Alert System that warns pedestrians with a soundtrack similar to a heartbeat.

October 8, 2020

Interview: Gregor Hembrough explains how Polestar can have its cake and eat it too

Polestar is a bit of an enigma as far as auto companies are concerned. The company, which is a joint venture between Geely and Volvo (which, in turn, is also owned by Geely), operates independently on some fronts from either Geely or Volvo in order to remain nimble. But it also leans heavily on its […]

October 7, 2020

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 get their official EPA range

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2, two new electric vehicles from the Volvo-Geely company, got their official EPA ratings today — both hitting over 200 miles of range.

October 29, 2020

Polestar recalls almost all Polestar 2 electric cars over inverter and battery issues

Polestar announced today that it is recalling almost all Polestar 2 electric cars that it has delivered globally over an issue with its power inverter and its battery pack coolant heater. It’s not easy to be an EV startup.

October 4, 2019

Polestar 2 price finalized in Europe: €59k, competitive with Tesla Model 3

Volvo has confirmed the Polestar 2 price in Europe for their upcoming Tesla Model 3 competitor.  The markets announced were Norway, Sweden, Germany, UK, Netherlands and Belgium. Pricing in each market hovered around €59k Euro or equivalent.  Norway gets a better deal with a price of 469k NOK, which converts to €46k, as does the […]

February 24, 2021

Polestar 2 now available for test drives in select cities

EV automaker Polestar is now allowing prospective customers to book test drives of its Polestar 2 electric fastback. Its website now lets consumers arrange a visit to a retail location near them. Additionally, the company can also bring the Polestar 2 to your home or office, depending on where you’re located. So far, Polestar has […]

December 10, 2019

Volvo announces launch of Polestar 2 trial production, on track for 2020 deliveries

Volvo has revamped its Polestar brand as an electric vehicle brand, and after the more expensive Polestar 1 PHEV, the Polestar 2 is expected to be the brand’s first mass-market and all-electric product. Now the Swedish automaker says that trial production for Polestar 2 has started in China, and deliveries are on track for 2020.

December 19, 2019

Polestar 2 electric car gets 3,300 lbs towing capacity — beating Tesla Model 3

Volvo’s Polestar 2 is going to be one of the most interesting electric cars to hit the market in 2020, and it just got more interesting. The electric sedan is getting a 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) towing capacity, beating the Tesla Model 3.

July 13, 2020

European press heaps praise on Polestar 2, rekindling ‘Tesla Killer’ label

The first driving reviews of the all-electric Polestar 2 have been streaming in from Europe. It will be another month before we get time behind the wheel. The Polestar 2 is the first sporty, long-range, luxury-oriented, EV sedan (not an SUV) to stack up against the Tesla Model 3. Agree with that assessment or not, […]

March 23, 2020

Polestar begins production of its EV, thanks to China’s virus-fighting measures

Polestar, Volvo’s electric-car division, said on Monday that production of the Polestar 2 would begin this week, despite the coronavirus. The company reported that its health policies — such as taking the temperature of workers and the persistent use of masks — resulted in its China-based teams reporting zero cases of COVID-19.

August 21, 2020

First drive of Polestar 2, the electric sedan for buyers wanting European style

This week, I took the new all-electric Polestar 2 for a 145-mile drive from San Francisco, down coastal Highway 1, and through the twisty mountainous roads west of Silicon Valley. The taut, sporty, and long-range Polestar 2 sedan was an absolute delight to drive. The most enjoyable aspect of the Polestar EV is not what […]

April 23, 2020

All-electric Polestar 2’s starting price is set at $60,000

Polestar today announced the formal pricing of its first pure electric car, the 2021 Polestar 2. The performance-oriented fastback has an MSRP of $59,900 in the United States. Destination charges will send the entry price of the Polestar 2 above $60,000.

August 23, 2021

You can now build custom songs produced from robots and the Polestar 2

With all the talk of robots and AI lately, we felt it topical to showcase the same technology producing art. Polestar has teamed with musician and robotics engineer Moritz Simon Geist to create a whole new type of music. The songs were produced using robots configured from Polestar 2 components alongside actual sounds from the […]

September 3, 2021

Polestar shares its EV carbon impact data to offer transparency, build consumer trust

In a refreshing display of transparency, Polestar has publicly shared details of the carbon footprint of its EV models compared to ICE vehicles. With this data, Polestar looks to better educate consumers and build trust as it pertains to emissions.

July 26, 2021

Polestar to double global market and retail presence by year’s end

Swedish EV automaker Polestar has shared big plans for expansion by promising to double its global presence from nine to 18 markets. Furthermore, Polestar has also shared plans to double its retail presence to 100 operational locations, all before the end of 2021.

February 7, 2018

Polestar 2 will ‘not be a Tesla Model 3 killer’ and start ~$50,000, says CEO

Polestar made a big deal about its next electric vehicle, the Polestar 2, being a ‘Tesla Model 3 competitor’, but those plans are apparently becoming increasingly weaker as we learn more about them. Now, the CEO even admits that Polestar 2 will ‘not be a Tesla Model 3 killer’ as he confirmed the price and pushed […]

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