Mar 21, 2023 - 04:14 pm
Polestar presents additional limited edition Polestar 2
Polestar has developed a second limited edition of the Polestar 2. The upgrades for the Polestar 2 BST Edition 230, with 350 kW of power and 680 Nm of torque, include exclusive green ‘Nebula’ paint and MicroSuede upholstery for the seats and steering wheel inserts made from partially recycled nubuck textiles.
Jan 24, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Polestar releases comprehensive update for the Polestar 2
Polestar gives its Polestar 2 a comprehensive update for the new model year, including new engines and more powerful batteries. The single-motor variants are now rear-wheel drive, analogous to the electric drive system update for the Volvo models XC40 and C40 – but with more power in the Polestar than in the Volvos.
Jan 18, 2023 - 04:35 pm
Candela begins sourcing Polestar batteries for hydrofoils
The Swedish electric boat manufacturer Candela is now equipping all ordered examples of its C-8 electric hydrofoil with batteries from the electric car manufacturer Polestar. Both companies had agreed on a corresponding cooperation last year.
Jan 10, 2023 - 09:49 am
Polestar exceeds delivery targets for 2022
Polestar delivered about 21,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2022, exceeding its reduced sales target of 50,000 electric cars for the full year 2022. According to the manufacturer’s preliminary figures, Polestar sold 51,500 cars last year.
Dec 15, 2022 - 01:22 pm
Polestar to boost performance via software upgrade in the USA
Polestar has announced a 68 horsepower performance software upgrade for North American customers. This would then put the total performance of the vehicle at 476 hp, for a one-time cost of $1,195. The update is to be done Over-The-Air (OTA) and reduces the 0-60 mph acceleration time to 4.2 seconds.
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:57 am
Polestar doubles revenue, remains in the red
The electric car manufacturer Polestar achieved a turnover of 420.8 million euros in the third quarter of 2022. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year (205.7 million euros), Polestar more than doubled its revenue.
Sep 2, 2022 - 11:47 am
Polestar 2 EV main revenue driver; profit offset by investments
Polestar presents its financial results for the first six months of 2022. Volvo-born electric car brand reports nearly doubling its revenue, mainly driven by sales of the Polestar 2, the company’s first purely electric vehicle. Other segments, however, required investment.
Jul 14, 2022 - 01:44 pm
Polestar increases deliveries by 125%
Electric car brand Polestar has delivered around 21,200 vehicles in the first six months of 2022, nearly 125 per cent more than the 9,510 vehicles delivered in the same period last year. Polestar reiterated its reduced target of delivering 50,000 electric cars in the full year.
May 20, 2022 - 11:57 am
Polestar lowers EV production targets for 2022
Polestar reported a new sales record for the first four months of this year. At the same time, the electric car brand is reducing its planned number of vehicle sales to customers for 2022 from 65,000 to around 50,000 units.
Apr 27, 2022 - 10:09 pm
Polestar reveals updates and a better CO2 balance
Polestar has new features for its all-electric Polestar 2. In addition to the larger battery for the basic version already announced in March, the design and equipment updates include new colours, rims and interior trim.
Mar 25, 2022 - 02:23 pm
Polestar 2 Long range to launch in the USA
Polestar has announced the market launch of the all-electric Polestar 2 Long range Single motor fastback in the United States. Available to order online, the single-motor Polestar 2 starts at prices of $45,900, or as low as $33,400 after qualified federal and state incentives.
Jan 18, 2022 - 01:56 pm
Polestar launches the Polestar 2 in South Korea
Polestar is now launching its Polestar 2 on the South Korean market. Prices for the electric sedan start at 54.9 million won for the single-engine version and 57.9 million won for the dual-engine variant. Orders are available now and deliveries are scheduled to begin in mid-March.
Nov 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm
Polestar wants to double market reach by 2023
The electric car brand Polestar aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the introduction of three new models. By the end of 2023, Polestar should already be present in 30 markets – currently there are 14.
Sep 27, 2021 - 12:38 pm
Polestar closing in on SPAC merger for IPO
Polestar is apparently close to completing the proposed SPAC merger with investment firm Gores Guggenheim that was first leaked in July. The official announcement could be made in the course of today, Monday.
Sep 7, 2021 - 11:47 am
Polestar to launch single motor deliveries this month
Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were introduced in the spring, will be delivered for the first time this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand also plans to expand further globally.
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:26 pm
Norway marks 11,811 new EV registrations in August
In Norway, 11,811 new electric cars were registered in August. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 71.9 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in August was the Tesla Model Y with 1,308 new registrations.
Aug 14, 2021 - 12:30 pm
Polestar 2 priced in the USA
Swedish electric vehicle brand Polestar announced the extended range, lower pricing, and bespoke configuration for the model year 2022 Polestar 2 in the USA. Prices for the single motor version start at $45,000 before subsidies.
May 11, 2021 - 04:54 pm
Polestar to track CO2 throughout supply chain
Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is the tracking of CO2 equivalents through the supply chain. This is intended to help achieve Polestar’s goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.
Apr 13, 2021 - 11:58 am
Polestar adds front-wheel-drive and new battery variants
Polestar is expanding the range for its purely electric hatchback Polestar 2. Three drive trains are now available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel-drive.
Mar 10, 2021 - 02:17 pm
Polestar teams up with ChargePoint in the US
EV charging network operator ChargePoint and Volvo’s electric car subsidiary Polestar announced a new charging partnership. The debut includes an in-vehicle charging app for the Polestar 2 electric sedan.
Mar 3, 2021 - 06:13 pm
Volvo’s electric car outlet Polestar increases US presence
Polestar, Volvo’s electric car brand from Sweden, says it was expanding its retail presence across the United States with plans to open new Polestar Spaces in 15 cities by the end of this year. First cities will see the showrooms open within a few months.
Oct 31, 2020 - 02:04 pm
Polestar announces wider recall
The problems with the Polestar 2 are apparently more serious than previously assumed. In an official statement, Polestar has announced a recall campaign so the company can replace defective inverters in most of the customer vehicles delivered.
Oct 7, 2020 - 03:04 pm
EPA rates Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 ranges
The US EPA has published its range ratings for the all-electric models Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 with surprisingly low values: 208 miles (335 km) for the Volvo XC40 Recharge and 233 miles (375 km) for the Polestar 2.
Oct 4, 2020 - 06:23 pm
Recall of 2,000 Polestar 2 electric cars confirmed
Following reports of problems with the all-electric Polestar 2 after deliveries started a few weeks ago, Polestar confirmed that they detected “a software error in the battery power control module, which, in very rare cases and without warning can lead to a loss of drive”.