Polestar

29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th June 2020

Volvo Joins Waymo in Robo-Taxi Mission

Volvo has decided to partner with driverless mobility specialist Waymo in a bid to advance its own autonomous ambitions. The Swedish automaker, including its affiliates Polestar and Lynk &...

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7th April 2020

Polestar Targets Sustainability with BEV Concept

Polestar has released more details of its latest luxury performance BEV concept highlighting its ambitions towards sustainable car production. The Polestar Precept builds on the vegan foundations presented by...

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24th March 2020

Polestar Starts BEV Production Expecting Europe Bounce Back

Polestar is anticipating a swift recovery in demand for its BEV products post-virus with the start of vehicle production to serve global markets. Production of the all-electric Polestar 2...

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21st October 2019

Polestar Back to Roots as Volvo Tune Shop

Its good to see Polestar is maintaining its role as the tuning shop for the Volvo brand despite being billed as the standalone BEV automaker. That’s because under the...

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8th October 2019

Polestar R-Amps Up its Power

Polestar is sticking true to its performance car roots with the launch of a power pack upgrade for the new Polestar 2. Leading the performance charge is an electric...

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4th July 2019

Lotus Names Coming BEV Hypercar

Lotus’s forthcoming Type 130 BEV hypercar has been dubbed the Evija which will get a partial unveiling at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The iconic...

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15th May 2019

Polestar Chooses Battery Pack Providers

Premium EV manufacturer Polestar has chosen two battery suppliers to power its future performance cars. The luxury all-electric sub-brand of Volvo has agreed contracts with a Chinese company, CATL,...

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9th May 2019

Polestar Chooses UK’s Auto Heartlands For R&D Push

The UK’s automotive heartlands have been selected as the base for a new research and development center for Volvo’s premium EV brand, Polestar. The center has been opened in...

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7th May 2019

Volvo’s Polestar Targets Infotainment Developers

Volvo’s premium all-electric performance sub-brand, Polestar, is targeting Android developers with its plans for future infotainment platforms. It has presented a media platform designed to encourage developers to create...

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11th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Geneva Snoozes on Connectivity At Its Peril

This year’s Geneva International Motor Show is heavy on cars but light on connectivity. By “light” I mean that you could walk from one side of the exhibition floor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th February 2019

Polestar Targets Tesla Model 3 With New ‘Entry Level’ EV

Volvo’s all-electric premium sub-brand Polestar hopes to take on Tesla’s ‘entry-level’ Model 3 with its new Polestar 2. Yet the Swedish carmaker seems to have already hit the wall...

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