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.
Mar 20, 2023 - 09:18 am
Polestar 3 launches in China at reduced prices
In China, Polestar has launched its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3, at significantly lower prices than initially announced. The Polestar 3 will start in China from 698,000 yuan (about $101,159). That is 182,000 yuan ($26,380) less than what was announced at the world premiere.
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 19, 2023 - 10:57 am
Polestar builds igloo showroom in Finland
Polestar has built the first car house out of ice and snow and set it up in Rovaniemi, Finland, ahead of Arctic Design Week, the world’s northernmost design week. The Swedish electric car manufacturer wants to use the temporary Snow Space to draw attention to the melting of the polar ice caps and rising sea […]
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 11, 2023 - 01:31 pm
Outlook: These electric cars are coming in 2023
Always. More. Choice. The boom in battery-electric cars continues, despite subsidies dropping slightly around Europe. We dare to look ahead: what’s coming, what’s missing and what are we particularly looking forward to?
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 19, 2022 - 04:59 pm
Polestar to recycle magnets together with Cyclic Materials
Polestar has entered into a cooperation with the North American start-up Cyclic Materials, which specialises in the recycling of magnets. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies provides for the development of recycled magnets for use in electric motors in Polestar vehicles.
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.
Nov 4, 2022 - 01:00 pm
Polestar collects over $1.6 billion in funding
The electric car manufacturer Polestar has received a total of 1.6 billion US dollars in fresh capital from its two main shareholders. This secures the financing for the near future – including the production start-up of the Polestar 3.
Oct 12, 2022 - 07:00 pm
Polestar 3 starts at €89,900 or $83,900
Polestar has unveiled its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3. This latest model by the EV brand, rooted in Sweden and growing via China, has a sizeable long-range battery and plenty of power and claims to be “desirable for all the right reasons”. Yet how sustainable can an electric SUV with a 111 kWh battery […]
Sep 29, 2022 - 02:14 pm
Polestar 3 to reach 611 kilometre range
The electric car brand Polestar has announced the presentation of its first SUV model Polestar 3 for 12 October 2022 in Copenhagen. However, there are already clear indications of the vehicle’s key technical data.
Sep 20, 2022 - 03:47 pm
Uber expands premium EV service Comfort Electric
Uber has expanded its Comfort Electric service to 24 US cities and Vancouver, Canada. The company had launched Comfort Electric to build on deals with rental companies like Hertz. The latter is helping Uber drivers get their hands on Tesla and other premium electric vehicles.
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.
Aug 10, 2022 - 11:19 am
US car subscription service Autonomy orders 22,790 BEVs
The US electric car subscription service Autonomy has ordered 22,790 electric cars worth around 1.2 billion dollars. The provider, which until now has specialised mainly in Tesla models, has ordered a total of 45 different vehicle models from 17 carmakers – including Tesla again.
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.
Jun 23, 2022 - 03:15 pm
Polestar presents Polestar 5 prototype at Goodwood
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Polestar presented for the first time a development prototype of the Polestar 5, scheduled for market launch in 2024. In addition, Polestar now officially states target values for the performance of the four-door electric GT.
Jun 7, 2022 - 05:25 pm
Polestar 3 revealed – debuts October 2022
For the first time, Volvo’s electric car brand Polestar has shown an image of its first SUV model, Polestar 3, without camouflage. There’s also a date for the car’s world debut, including the start of orders this October.
May 31, 2022 - 05:42 pm
Polestar launches referral programme
The electric car manufacturer Polestar has launched a referral programme in Europe, South Korea and the USA. However, the Polestar offer is not intended to be as extensive as Tesla’s referral programme, which has since been discontinued.
May 24, 2022 - 01:18 pm
Polestar becomes StoreDot shareholder
Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar has become a shareholder in Israeli battery developer StoreDot. In addition to the financial investment, both companies want to explore the use of StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated batteries for future Polestar vehicles.
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.
Apr 8, 2022 - 02:39 pm
CAM report shows Tesla as top e-mobility innovator
Within the framework of the annually updated ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Tesla scored best by a clear margin. Volkswagen and Hyundai follow in second and third place for BEV innovations.
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.