Polestar’s first SUV, the Polestar 3 EV, arrives in Q3 2022

Polestar released teaser images Tuesday for its first battery-electric SUV, the Polestar 3, which will make its global debut in October. The teaser shows a sleek, four-passenger SUV with a panoramic s

EV auto sales shine in first quarter of 2022

Automakers’ U.S. sales for the first three months of the year may portend the arrival of the battery-electric age sooner than expected. The only brands to post sales gains were all-electric. Sales o

Thousands of rentable Polestar EVs to land on Hertz lots

Hertz has agreed to buy up to 65,000 Polestar electric vehicles over five years, a deal that will help the rental giant electrify its fleet and give the EV automaker access to a wider market, includin

Polestar’s long range single motor Polestar 2 arrives in the US

Following the release of its dual-motor variant late last year, Polestar announced that the 270-mile long range, single-motor version of its Polestar 2 EV is now available for sale in the US.

Polestar’s second concept car is a convertible with an integrated drone

With the Polestar 2 in production, Polestars 3 / 4 on the horizon and the Precept concept slated to become the Polestar 5 in 2024, Polestar the company has just unveiled its latest electrified vision.

The Polestar 5 will be built atop a ‘bespoke’ bonded aluminum platform

The Polestar 5 will be cut from a different cloth than its predecessors when it launches at the end of 2024: The sedan will ride atop an entirely new, lightweight bonded aluminum platform

The Polestar Arctic Circle concept is ready for a snow day with AWD and studded tires

Polestar hails from the great snowy land of Sweden and today revealed a special edition Polestar 2 outfitted with a bevy of winter accoutrements and performance enhancements. The Polestar 2 Arctic Cir

How ‘feature bloat’ is driving the chip shortage

What if the auto industry’s best solution to the chip shortage was not simply making more chips? Suppose we instead got a handle on what might be called “feature bloat” — the tende

Qualcomm commits to auto sector, locking in new clients for its Snapdragon Digital Chassis

Tech giant Qualcomm signaled a strong commitment to furthering its technologies in the automotive sector at CES this year, announcing new OEM clients and the opening of an engineering software office

How Volvo plans to maintain its safety rep while staying in the fast lane

Safety in modern cars is no longer simply a question of engineering. It’s a technology and design challenge that is dependent on sensors and software and hinges on a user experience that is clea

Polestar will increase its EV’s horsepower with a €1,000 software update

Polestar has released an over-the-air update that boosts the Polestar 2’s torque and horsepower. It bumps up the EV’s oomph to 469 horsepower (an increase of 67hp) and 502 lb. ft of torque

The Polestar Precept is a cypher for the EV automaker’s future

Polestar will spend the next three years executing a lofty electric vehicle launch schedule that will culminate with the Precept concept, a “Rosetta stone” of sorts that provides a physica

Here’s a first look at the new Polestar SUV and how it fits in the automaker’s three-year plan

From its motorsport beginnings to today, Swedish electric automaker Polestar has come a long way. According to CEO Thomas Ingenlath, the Volvo spin-off is just getting started. Ingenlath, along with m

The 2022 Polestar 2 is more appealing, affordable and repairable

When Polestar launched its first all-electric vehicle last year, it came in a single flavor: a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration that cost around $50,000 before incentives. Next year, the aut

Polestar is bringing its electric Precept sedan to market in 2024 with a new name

The Polestar Precept sedan — the concept vehicle turned production project — has a new name and an official launch date. The company, the electric performance brand that spun out from Volvo Car Gr

Geely’s Volvo Cars will file for initial public offering on Stockholm’s Nasdaq

Volvo Cars, the Swedish carmaker owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding, said Monday it would file for an initial public offering and list on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, in a transaction that&#8

Equity Monday: Instagram pauses youth product as Amplitude, Warby Parker prep public offerings

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Swedish EV-maker Polestar to go public via SPAC at $20B valuation

The Station: Gogoro scoots into a SPAC, a Rivian milestone and Tesla prepares to unleash FSD beta software

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Polestar to double its retail stores as it seeks to ramp up EV sales

Polestar plans to launch in nine more markets this year, doubling its global presence as it seeks to sell more of its electric sedans.
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