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Want to turn on the new Polestar 2? Use your butt cheeks

Earlier today, Volvo subsidiary and electric vehicle maker Polestar held a public webinar to highlight some of the features found on its new all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle. As it turns out, there is no ignition, or start button, but you turn the car on with your, ahem, posterior. During the webinar, product manager Beatrice Simonsson demonstrated how Polestar 2 drivers can seamlessly approach the vehicle, get in without having to use a key, sit down, place their foot on the brake, select drive,...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Volvo, Shift, Polestar, Beatrice Simonsson


Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. The 2021 Polestar 2 is the first EV to come out of Polestar since it was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Texas, China, Boston, New York City, Cars, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Denver


Polestar’s first all-electric vehicle will start at $59,900 in the US

Polestar, the electric performance brand spun out of Volvo, said the base price of its first all-electric vehicle will be $59,900 in the United States, lower than originally targeted. The 2021 Polestar 2, an electric performance fastback, is the first EV to come out of a brand that was relaunched three years ago. Polestar, once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars, was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. The aim was to produce exciting and fun-to-drive electric vehicles — a ...
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Polestar Precept: Science Fiction or Something More?

Polestar is, essentially, what Volvos will become in the future. At the moment, Polestar is a brand unto themselves, but it is obvious this is where the Swedish auto manufacturer is heading. With the Polestar Precept, we are seeing the company’s future in three key areas: sustainability, digital technology, and design as it relates to the modern automobile. What Is The Polestar Precept? The name Precept tells you all you need to know. A precept is sign of things to come, a declaration,...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nylon, Car News, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Econyl, Tony Borroz, Ingenlath, Bcomp, Polestar Digital Key Google


Polestar Precept: Just Science Fiction or Something More?

Polestar is, essentially, what Volvos will become in the future. At the moment, Polestar is a brand unto themselves, but it is obvious this is where the Swedish auto manufacturer is heading. With the Polestar Precept, we are seeing the company’s future in three key areas: sustainability, digital technology, and design as it relates to the modern automobile. What Is The Polestar Precept? The name Precept tells you all you need to know. A precept is sign of things to come, a declaration,...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nylon, Car News, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Econyl, Tony Borroz, Ingenlath, Bcomp, Polestar Digital Key Google


Polestar’s Precept Concept: New Details Provided, Questions Left Unanswered

Polestar has released details of its Precept concept, offering a reminder that this will be the vehicle that informs all future models the company produces. Jointly owned by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding, Polestar has morphed from the Swedish manufacturer’s partner in performance engineering into a separate brand specializing in sporting EVs. We’ve seen the Precept […] The post Polestar’s Precept Concept: New Details Provided, Questions Left Unanswered appeared first on The Truth About C...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Polestar, Concept Vehicles, Precept, Future Designs, Polestar Precept, Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding Polestar


How electric technology allowed Polestar to create a charismatic sedan

It's electric, high-tech, and proud of it
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Electric Cars, Polestar


Flagship sedans like the Audi A8 are a dying breed (ars technica)

Fewer than 3,000 A8s found homes in the US in 2019, because almost everyone who buys vehicles like this has switched to luxury SUVs instead. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The flagship sedan has been one of the more tragic victims of the SUV craze. Cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and the Audi A8 used to be considered the ultimate expression of a carmaker's craft. Advanced t...
Tags: News, US, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Jonathan M Gitlin, Polestar, Eric Bangeman, Jonathan Gitlin, United States Audi


Polestar starts production of its Tesla Model 3 rival in China

Production starts on schedule, giving the industry a glimmer of hope
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Polestar


Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand  — and not just because it began in the midst of global upheaval caused by COVID-19, a disease that stems from the coronavirus. It’s also the first all-electric car ...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, TC, Europe, China, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Smartphones, Automotive, Ford, Shanghai, Gm


Almost for Normies: Polestar 2 Enters Production As Other Automakers Go Dark

Now fully an automotive brand, Polestar aims to attract more than just a limited number of hugely wealthy customers. That was Polestar 1. Now it’s time for Polestar 2, a more affordable, four-door electric sedan with sporting prowess and eco-consciousness in spades. How did Polestar pull off the unusual feat of starting production of a […] The post Almost for Normies: Polestar 2 Enters Production As Other Automakers Go Dark appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Production, Autos, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Polestar 2


Polestar begins production of its new EV despite coronavirus concerns

Given global circumstances right now, it’s not exactly the best time to be launching a new car. However, Volvo subsidiary Polestar isn’t letting the situation get in the way. In an email to customers and followers yesterday Polestar said it’s begun production of its first fully-electric sedan, the Polestar 2. The P2 is being produced at the Geely-owned Zhejiang Luqiao plant in China, Reuters reports. [Read: EVs are better for the environment than cars — even when charged by coal-generated electr...
Tags: Startups, Cars, World, Volvo, Shift, Geely, China Reuters, Polestar, Coronavirus, Zhejiang Luqiao


2020 Polestar 1 review: All aboard the Scandinavian express

Polestar's first car is a plug-in hybrid GT coupe named 1. This big coupe is surprisingly sharp to drive.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Hybrid Cars, Polestar


Polestar Precept Concept Lands, Previews Future Models

While many are still under the impression that Chinese automakers will never manage to wrangle the North American automotive market, Geely’s ownership of Volvo Cars and Polestar has already proven them wrong. The Chinese manufacturer purchased Volvo in 2010, with savory bodywork and sumptuous interiors doing much of the heavy lifting with consumers. Performance-focused Polestar […] The post Polestar Precept Concept Lands, Previews Future Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Polestar, Concept Vehicles, Precept, Future Designs, Polestar Precept


Polestar’s Precept concept is an electric fastback with a recycled interior

"This is not a dream of a distant future," according to carmaker
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Polestar, 2020 Geneva auto show


The Polestar 1K is a self-driving robocar concept that really looks down upon human drivers!

Meet the Polestar 1K, a concept that went from design-challenge to fully-detailed concept prototype. The Polestar 1K’s journey started on Instagram as a part of the Polestar Inktober Challenge. Designer Fabian Breës took it upon himself to reinterpret the automobile company’s simple, almost architectural form language into something aggressively racy.The Polestar 1K is a racing car no doubt, but without a driver. Its Speed Racer-inspired aesthetic doesn’t include a cockpit, is developed entirely...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Instagram, Automotive, Polestar, 1K, Fabian Breës


Look at This Funky Polestar SLR Electric Concept Motorcycle

A Futuristic, Block of a Motorcycle The coolest thing about electric motorcycles is that you can stop worrying about conventional motorcycle design. Most electric motorcycles and electric motorcycle concepts look a lot like gasoline-powered bikes. I get this. People like something familiar, but Arthur Martins has gone the complete other way with its SLR Electric Concept motorcycle.  Martins designed the SLR. He’s an automotive designer and has worked with GM, Citroen, and Faraday Future. Now he...
Tags: Uncategorized, Motorcycles, Concept, Martins, Arthur Martins, Polestar, SLR concept, SLR Electric Concept, GM Citroen


Best of CH 2019: Cars + Tech

From the return of the Motorola Razr to a test drive of Volvo's future-forward vision, this year will be remembered for its innovations This year marks a significant shift in attention and intention. Our reliance on technology is causing more and more self-reflection. We recognize the positive and negative impacts that various types of technology and mobility can have as we devise ways to ensure …
Tags: Iphone, Google, Auto, Videos, Motorola, Apps, Design, Technology, Future, Cars, Tech, Ces, Cameras, Cellphones, Electric Vehicles, Coding


The Polestar SLR shows what Scandinavian minimalism would look like on automobiles

The Polestar SLR is an apt example of a passion project that just evolved and bettered over time. In fact, designer Arthur Martins claims he isn’t done yet! The Polestar SLR (short for Salt Lake Runner) was designed to see how Scandinavian minimalism would manifest on an automobile’s outer body. The advantage of choosing a salt lake racing bike lies in being able to sacrifice a few details for the sake of visual authenticity. The Polestar SLR has minimal ground clearance, basic suspension, and d...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Product Design, Motorcycle, Martins, Arthur Martins, Polestar, Polestar SLR, Salt Lake Runner


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 ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, United States, Korea, Transport, Lg, Cma, Volvo, Los Angeles Times, Electric Car, Executive


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