Two of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars of the year have their official US range figures, with the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2 finally getting EPA test results. The two EVs could reasonably be described as cousins, given their similarities under the sheet metal and indeed in the cabin, with Polestar being Volvo’s electric collaboration … Continue reading
Why is this so much worse than the Polestar 2 that shares a platform with the Recharge?
Full disclosure: Polestar is SHIFT’s lead sponsor. Polestar firmly believes the mobility industry needs honesty and transparency to succeed. Which is why we have their support in publishing this article. Several owners of the new Polestar 2 electric sedan recently reported that the electric sedan had developed a fault with the drive system. We’ve reached out to a PR representative at Polestar; so far 3 people have encountered issues with their car. Polestar is currently updating their FAQ to answer as many questions as possible about this matter. According to the company, the problem is that the vehicle might lose propulsion. As such, nearly 2,200 vehicles will… This story continues at The Next Web
The recall covers cars in China and parts of Europe but doesn't affect cars in the US or Canada, a Polestar spokesperson told Business Insider.
Geely and Volvo Cars are the parent company of electric vehicle maker Polestar. Not long ago, Polestar issued a recall on close to 2200 Polestar 2 electric vehicles. The recall is blamed on a software glitch that caused several vehicles to lose power and stop running while driving. A company spokesperson has said that there have been no accidents or … Continue reading
The cars refuse to restart afterward, necessitating a tow.
After revealing the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV crossover late last year, the Swedish carmaker recently announced that production for its first-ever all-electric vehicle has begun this month. Aiming to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40-percent by 2024 – Volvo is also expecting 50-percent of global sales to consist of fully electric cars by then – the 2021 XC40 … Continue reading
It was only a matter of time before Buick stuck the "Electra" name on an EV.
In February, Chinese electric vehicle company Polestar revealed a gorgeous sedan concept called the Precept that featured a stunning design along with an interior chock-full of sustainable material. But as with most concepts, it wasn’t clear whether the Precept would ever be a real car. Today, Polestar sweeps away that uncertainty by announcing that the seductive sedan will indeed be going into production.
Polestar started out as the performance sub-brand of Volvo and now has emerged as one of the more interesting Chinese EV companies on the market. The company, which is jointly owned by Volvo and Volvo’s parent company Geely, recently started delivering the Polestar 2, its electric sedan with native Android Automotive, to customers in...
Polestar’s striking Precept concept is headed to production, with the comely sedan promising another all-electric alternative to the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. Unveiled earlier in the year, the Precept was billed as Polestar’s interpretation of what zero-emission luxury should look like in the future. However the automaker was tight-lipped on whether it had production in mind. Since then, … Continue reading
The Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2 occupy basically the same spot in the luxury EV market. But they're two different takes on electric cars.
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“Hey Google, how do you compete with Tesla?”
You know that cool EV you read a review of last month, complete with Volvo manufacturing and a sleek look? Here's how to buy the new Polestar 2.
Compared to the rest of Europe, Nordic countries are leading the way when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). According to figures from the OFV, Norway’sroad traffic information council, nearly half of all new car sales in the country this year were EVs. Over the border in Sweden, figures from the country’s traffic licensing body, the BIL, showed that EVs make up around 10% of all new car sales. The average across the whole of Europe, however, is somewhere around 4%. Norway and Sweden have just released their new car registrations for August 2020, so let’s take… This story continues at The Next Web