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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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EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

Google is adding new features for electric vehicle drivers to Google Maps, improving its algorithms for EV route planning, though just who'll be able to make the most of them will depend on what's parked in your garage. The goal, Google says, is to improve how trip planning for journeys that involve two or more recharging pitstops is handled, to reduce stress and trim driving time.

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2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

Polestar may be occupied making all-electric cars right now, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to give co-owner Volvo a hand with some performance upgrades for the Swedish automaker's most popular models. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is fine example, a plug-in hybrid promising not only green credentials but a bump in power under the hood and in pleasure from behind the wheel.

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An OTA update could enable these fiendishly clever Polestar 2 headlamps

An OTA update could enable these fiendishly clever Polestar 2 headlamps

Polestar 2 owners in the US could get clever new LED headlight features, assuming federal safety regulators ever get around to giving the technology the green-light. The recently-released electric car finds itself in the same holding pattern as some recent Audi models, with technology available outside of the US simply not unlocked for American drivers.

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Volvo and Polestar’s electric Tesla rivals get their official EPA range results

Volvo and Polestar’s electric Tesla rivals get their official EPA range results

Two of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars of the year have their official US range figures, with the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2 finally getting EPA test results. The two EVs could reasonably be described as cousins, given their similarities under the sheet metal and indeed in the cabin, with Polestar being Volvo's electric collaboration with Geely.

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Polestar 2 cars recalled due to potential power loss

Polestar 2 cars recalled due to potential power loss

Geely and Volvo Cars are the parent company of electric vehicle maker Polestar. Not long ago, Polestar issued a recall on close to 2200 Polestar 2 electric vehicles. The recall is blamed on a software glitch that caused several vehicles to lose power and stop running while driving.

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The Polestar Precept is going into production

The Polestar Precept is going into production

Polestar's striking Precept concept is headed to production, with the comely sedan promising another all-electric alternative to the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. Unveiled earlier in the year, the Precept was billed as Polestar's interpretation of what zero-emission luxury should look like in the future. However the automaker was tight-lipped on whether it had production in mind.

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2021 Polestar 2 First Drive – Electric Confidence

2021 Polestar 2 First Drive – Electric Confidence

The Polestar 2 arrives to plenty of big expectations. Probably the most direct competition the Tesla Model 3 has faced so far, this handiwork of a Volvo and Geely collaboration gets to cherry-pick the best of their tech, then fast-track it to roads without the headache of an internal-combustion legacy. In theory, that means the best of establishment automaker and agile startup principles; in practice, we know little necessarily goes to plan in the EV world.

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