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Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge

Volvo Cars introduced Wednesday the XC40 Recharge, its first electric car under a new EV-focused brand that kicks off a company-wide shift toward electrification. “It’s a car of firsts and it’s a car of the future,” CTO Henrik Green said. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first electric vehicle in the automaker’s portfolio. It’s also the first Volvo to have an infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system as well as have the ability to make over-the-air software updates. Th...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Tech, Tesla, Green, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Linux, Epa, Green Vehicles, Environmental Protection Agency, Volvo, Google-Maps


The Electric Polestar 2 Performance Pack Is No Match For The Tesla Model 3, But It Is Cheaper

You have to love colored seatbelts. Red is great. The light blue belts in the Hyundai Veloster N are incredible. Now, the optional performance pack for the electric 2020 Polestar 2 may not add any more power, but it will wrap you safely in gold, among other things, for around $6,600 (in Europe).Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, Polestar 2, 2020 Polestar 2, Electric Polestar


Polestar 2 EV Performance Pack shows that old racing habits die hard

The Polestar 2 electric car will get an optional Performance Pack with upgraded brake and suspension components. The Polestar 2 is the Volvo spinoff's second model, and its first all-electric car.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, Polestar 2, EV Performance Pack


Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power the development of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy for its own brand and the company’s Polestar joint venture with Chinese auto manufacturer Geely. Deals with the two companies cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming ...
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Polestar electric vehicle won’t lose $7,500 tax credit because of Volvo sales

Volvo parent company Geely's Polestar EV will have its own 200,000 vehicle sales allotment for $7,500 tax incentives apart from Volvo sales. If Polestar and Volvo sales were lumped together both brands would lose the inducement sooner. The post Polestar electric vehicle won’t lose $7,500 tax credit because of Volvo sales appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Geely, Polestar, Electric Vehicle Incentives, Polestar EV


Google refreshes Android Auto with new features and a darker look

Android Auto — the in-car platform that brings the look and functions of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen — is getting a new look and improved navigation and communication features that will roll out this summer. The improvements and new look were revealed Monday during Google I/O 2019, the annual developer conference. The most noticeable change might be the overall look of Android Auto. It now has a dark theme, new fonts and color accents designed to make it easier for drivers to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Transportation, Tech, Smartphones, Automotive, Linux, Toyota, Volvo, Carplay, Android Auto, HMI, Polestar, Google I/O 2019, Rod Lopez Google


Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers

Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand. Google announced Wednesday that media app developers will be able to create new entertainment experiences for Android Automotive OS and the Polestar 2, starting at Google I/O 2019, the annual developer’s confere...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Spotify, China, Samsung, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Geneva, Google Maps, Volvo, Android Auto, Harman


POLESTAR_0 Concept - Automotive Design

POLESTAR_0 Concept - Automotive Design AoiroStudioApr 04, 2019 We are sharing the automotive design concept by Rashid Tagirov of the Polestar O. Which is a car design based on Volvo Cars Polestar model, an electric performance car developed in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just love seeing the early sketches all the way to the final design concept, I mean look at the matte black design. It's so beautiful, it's rightly pulled from the Cyberpunk2077 game. The project ...
Tags: Design, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Volvo Cars Polestar, Rashid Tagirov


Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand

With no heritage to worry about, Polestar is free to move full-speed ahead towards its goal of becoming a digital brand. All of the company's upcoming models will be electric, and they will inaugurate an Android-powered infotainment system. The post Unrestrained by heritage, Polestar sets its sights on becoming a digital brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Electric Cars, Jonathan Goodman, Polestar


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


Predictably named Polestar 3 to debut in 2021 as a coupe-style electric SUV

Volvo sister company Polestar will continue expanding its lineup of electric, tech-laden cars in the 2020s. Its third model will be a "coupe-style SUV" named 3, COO Jonathan Goodman told Digital Trends during the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. The post Predictably named Polestar 3 to debut in 2021 as a coupe-style electric SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Digital Trends, Jonathan Goodman, Polestar, Polestar 3


Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note of an emerging trend in AV development, and check out an experiment with paving. Oh, and how could we forget Tesla. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transp...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Lyft, New York, China, India, Cars, Toronto, Tech, Tesla, Car, Austin, Netflix, Canada, Automotive


Did The Polestar 2 Just Challenge The Tesla Model 3?

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Polestar 2 will compete with other high performance EVs, including the Tesla Model 3.  BOOM! That sound you heard was a huge warning shot right across the bow of Elon Musk’s yacht. To quote directly from Polestar: “Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.” You best get your ducks in a row Elon. First Audi...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, China, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Google Maps, Audi, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Merc, Brembo, Europe North America, Ohlins


The Volvo Polestar 2 Is the First Google-Powered, All-Electric Car

The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Volvo, and the first car to feature Google's new native version of Android Auto. Billed as a competitor to Tesla's Model 3, "the Polestar 2 should be able to travel up to 275 miles (about 443 kilometers) on a single charge thanks to a 78kWh battery that makes up the entire floor of the car," reports The Verge. "It will be quick, too; Polestar says there's 300kW (about 408 horsepower) to play with, spread across dual electric motors. That all-whee...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Tesla, Belgium, Volvo, Android Auto, Geely, United States Canada, Polestar, Volvo Polestar


Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3

Polestar, Volvo’s former performance division (which parent company Geely insisted be spun off as its own electric car brand), announced its second automobile on Wednesday. Whereas the Polestar 1 was a 600-horsepower hybrid coupe, Polestar 2 adds a set of rear doors and does away with internal combustion altogether. For all the “Tesla fighters” out there, […] The post Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Tesla Model 3, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Future Models, Polestar Volvo, Polestar 2


Volvo Unveils the Polestar 2

The functional sedan is the brand's first fully electric car Since the stand-alone brand appeared in 2017, Volvo‘s Polestar has been a pioneering force in the electric automotive industry. With ambitions of being a serious competitor in the all-electric sedans on the market, the new Polestar 2 is the marque’s first mass production car. The five-door sedan boasts a range of 275 miles and just over …
Tags: Design, Sweden, Tech, Volvo, Electric Cars, Sedans, Polestar, Polestar 1, Polestar 2, Electric Innovation


The CEO of Volvo's Tesla challenger explains why using Google tech allows his company to avoid the major mistake made by other brands (GOOG)

Volvo's performance EV brand Polestar unveiled its new Polestar 2 compact sedan on Wednesday.  Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to feature an infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system.  According to Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, turning to Google for its infotainment system is an example of his company avoiding the mistakes other car makers have made by trying to build a system on their own.  The Polestar 2 is a compact electric sedan designed to rival T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Sweden, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Waze, Google Maps, Volvo, Tesla Model, Ferragamo, HondaJet, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar


Electric luxury sedan face-off: Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

Volvo sister company Polestar isn't shy about its intentions to take on Tesla. Its second model, which is called 2, is aimed directly at the Model 3. We look at how the 2 and Model 3 compare in terms of range, performance, price, and tech. The post Electric luxury sedan face-off: Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, post Electric


Volvo's high-performance Polestar brand just unveiled Sweden's answer to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo's high-performance Polestar brand unveiled the all-new Polestar 2 EV on Wednesday. The Polestar 2 is a compact electric sedan designed to rival Tesla's hot-selling Model 3.  Polestar 2 should have a range of 275 miles on a single charge. Its electric motor develops 408 horsepower and draws power from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.  In the US, the fully-loaded Polestar 2 Launched Edition starts at $63,000.  Production is expected to start in early 2020.  Volvo's high-performance Pole...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sweden, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Cma, Volvo, Macan, Brembo, Ouml, LG Chem, Chengdu China, Volvo Car Group


Polestar unveils its all-electric response to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand Polestar introduced Wednesday its first all-electric vehicle — a five-door fastback that is gunning for the Tesla Model 3. In the past few years, every time an electric vehicle — concept, prototype, or production version — has been unveiled, the term “Tesla killer” has been tossed about regardless of whether that car will ever even come to market. In the case of Polestar 2, it’s unclear if it will be the “Tesla killer.” It’s possible that an entir...
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Google and Volvo helped Polestar craft its answer to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo sister company Polestar has introduced the 2, its second model. It's a tall sedan with a fastback-like design that's aimed right at the Tesla Model 3. It comes with a 400-horsepower, all-wheel drive electric powertrain. The post Google and Volvo helped Polestar craft its answer to the Tesla Model 3 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Battle aliens with the Polestar 2’s Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Battle aliens with the Polestar 2’s Android-powered infotainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Polestar gives us an early look at its Android-based infotainment system

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Polestar gives us an early look at its Android-based infotainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes of Tesla’s Model 3. Dubbed […] The post Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Luxury Vehicles, Care by Volvo, Polestar 2


Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


600-hp, $155K Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. The post 600-hp, $155K Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Polestar


Polestar Spaces Are NOT Traditional Dealerships, Company Says

Polestar, a new electric performance band from Volvo Car Group, is establishing their retail network. The company wants a look, feel, and experience different from traditional car dealerships.  The first “Polestar Space” will open next year in downtown Oslo, Norway on Øvre Slottsgate. Polestar Spaces Don’t call them dealerships, don’t even think of them as such. “Polestar Spaces” are anything but traditional dealerships, according to the automaker. The new electric performance brand, fresh o...
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