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A new EV “gigafactory” is coming, but Tesla isn’t building it

A new EV “gigafactory” is coming, but Tesla isn’t building it

If electric vehicles are to gain the sort of traction automakers have in mind, they'll need plenty of batteries, and plans for a new "gigafactory" for EV cells could help deliver that. Volvo is inking a deal with Swedish battery specialist Northvolt for more sustainable power cells, earmarked for future Volvo and Polestar cars and SUVs.

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Polestar 3 teased with US production promise for new electric SUV

Polestar 3 teased with US production promise for new electric SUV

Polestar has teased the first image of its new Polestar 3 all-electric SUV, along with announcing that the EV will be built in the US. It's surprising news for the Geely-backed automaker, which so far has produced both of its current models in China, though it could help Volvo-sibling Polestar navigate some thorny new American electric vehicle legislation.

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Polestar just found itself a huge potential EV partner

Polestar just found itself a huge potential EV partner

EV-maker Polestar has inked an agreement with South Korea tech firm SK Inc, with the two companies exploring co-development of performance electric vehicles and new battery systems. Polestar, a collaboration between Volvo and Geely, currently has one all-electric model on sale, though the Polestar 2 will be followed by an electric crossover, the Polestar 3.

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Polestar mobile service launches to bring the EV tech to you

Polestar mobile service launches to bring the EV tech to you

Polestar is launching a new mobile service option, bringing engineers to drivers of the automaker's EVs rather than demanding they visit a service center. The strategy - which has generally worked well for Tesla and other automakers which have tried on-site maintenance before - will help offset the limited number of physical Polestar dealerships in the US.

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Polestar 2 adds a video streaming app to pass the time while charging

Polestar 2 adds a video streaming app to pass the time while charging

Polestar is adding a video streaming app to the Android Automotive OS dashboard of the Polestar 2, though as you'd hope the EV has some strict limits on playback depending on whether you're driving or not. Currently in beta, the Polestar 2 video app is designed to give drivers something to occupy themselves as they wait at public chargers.

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Polestar 2 digital key update adds new phone features to EV

Polestar 2 digital key update adds new phone features to EV

Polestar is pushing out a new digital key system for the Polestar 2, tapping drivers' smartphones for authentication, while the OTA update also brings further range enhancements for the EV. In addition, the new car software will allow Polestar 2 drivers to precondition the cabin of the vehicle remotely, using the smartphone app.

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2022 Polestar 2 single motor EV promises 260+ miles and lower price

2022 Polestar 2 single motor EV promises 260+ miles and lower price

Polestar is adding two new versions of the Polestar 2 EV to its line-up, including a more affordable single motor model expected to bump range to around 260 miles on a charge. The 2022 Polestar 2 will also be offered in a more affordable dual-motor configuration, with an optional Plus Pack also promising to nudge up how far the EV can drive.

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Polestar 0 project will create a climate-neutral car

Polestar 0 project will create a climate-neutral car

Electric vehicle maker Polestar has a plan to design and build a completely climate-neutral car by the year 2030. The Polestar 0 project plans to eliminate emissions rather than offset emissions by planting trees. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that climate neutrality requires a rethink of the traditional approach, innovation, and technology that's critical to success.

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Polestar and CAKE designed an urban trike to electrify last-mile deliveries

Polestar and CAKE designed an urban trike to electrify last-mile deliveries

Polestar and electric motorbike company CAKE have teamed up on an electric transporter design, with the Re:Move trike aiming to take on urban deliveries where zero-emissions and nimble movement are key. The three-wheeler "sled" is intended to be small enough to operate safely in existing bike lanes, but still carry much more than the average e-bike might.

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This Polestar ChargePoint app should make EV charging a little easier

This Polestar ChargePoint app should make EV charging a little easier

Polestar is releasing a new ChargePoint app for the Polestar 2, partnering with the EV charger network to make finding ways to top up the electric car easier from the dashboard. The new ChargePoint app runs on the Polestar 2's Android Automotive OS infotainment system and will be distributed via the Google Play store accessible on the EV's touchscreen, and cover not only locating a charger but paying for it too.

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Polestar 2 OTA update improves range & charging and adds V2V safety

Polestar 2 OTA update improves range & charging and adds V2V safety

Polestar 2 owners will find an over-the-air software surprise waiting for them over the next few weeks, with the electric car getting one of its first major firmware updates to improve range and upgrade Android Automotive OS, among other changes. The ability to push out OTA updates that affect not only the infotainment system but active safety systems, the powertrain, and more was one of the key selling points for the Polestar 2 when it launched last year.

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The Polestar 1 order books are opening one last time

The Polestar 1 order books are opening one last time

Polestar's electric vehicles may still be a rare sight on roads, but the Polestar 1 luxury hybrid coupe looks likely to remain that way for good as the automaker announces it's headed into its final year of production. Deliveries of the two-door only began in 2020, though the hybrid EV's days were already numbered - quite literally - even before it started rolling off the production line.

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