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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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Polestar confirms which apps its Android-powered EV will run at launch

Polestar confirms which apps its Android-powered EV will run at launch

Polestar has confirmed the list of apps which will run on the Android Automotive OS-powered dashboard of the Polestar 2, when the new electric car arrives later this year. First vehicle in the world to run the new, embedded version of Android that Google developed for automakers, the Polestar 2 will rely on both software like Google Maps as well as third-party apps for entertainment and more.

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Polestar 2 orders open for 275 mile electric vehicle

Polestar 2 orders open for 275 mile electric vehicle

Polestar has begun taking orders for the Polestar 2, the first all-electric car from the automaker, and its answer to the Tesla Model 3. Announced in early 2019, the Polestar 2 went into production from March of this year at co-owner Geely's plant in Luqiao, China, promising some Volvo flavor but an all-electric drivetrain. Until now, Polestar had been taking refundable deposits but not full orders for the EV.

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Koenigsegg and Polestar are cooking up something mysterious

Koenigsegg and Polestar are cooking up something mysterious

When it comes to hypercars, Koenigsegg makes some of the craziest rides out there, such as the Gemera four-seater. Polestar, on the other hand, makes some interesting electrified performance vehicles. Both of the automakers call Sweden home.

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Polestar and CAKE’s new EV partnership makes a whole lot of sense

Polestar and CAKE’s new EV partnership makes a whole lot of sense

Polestar plans to bring CAKE's e-bikes into its electric car showrooms, with the two Swedish EV-makers set to offer two and four wheeled options for those seeking out zero-emission transportation. CAKE's electric bikes will feature in European Polestar Places, the automaker's showrooms for its EVs where would-be owners can see models like the Polestar 2 and arrange test drives.

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Polestar 2 will lack Apple CarPlay at EV’s launch [Updated]

Polestar 2 will lack Apple CarPlay at EV’s launch [Updated]

The fast-approaching Polestar 2 EV may be the first production car to use Android Automotive OS, but that means iPhone owners will be left out in the cold at first if they want full access to Apple's in-car system. Priced up for its US release last week, the Polestar 2 takes on Tesla's Model 3 in the midrange all-electric category - and, at least initially, will come with one of the same problems.

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Polestar 2 electric sedan is raising the bar in EV safety

Polestar 2 electric sedan is raising the bar in EV safety

The Polestar 2 is aiming to raise the bar in EV safety by being the first on multiple fronts. First, Polestar 2 is the first all-electric vehicle to be crash-tested. Next, it’s the first to have an Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that improves pedestrian safety at slower speeds. Finally, Polestar 2 is also the first to have front-inner-side airbags as standard equipment.

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2021 Polestar 2 US pricing confirmed: Tesla rival arrives this summer

2021 Polestar 2 US pricing confirmed: Tesla rival arrives this summer

Polestar has announced US pricing for the 2021 Polestar 2, its first all-electric car, and it's good news compared to what the EV-maker had originally suggested. Second in the Volvo/Geely collaboration's new range, Polestar 2 will take on the Tesla Model 3 with a starting price of $59,900 in the US.

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The Polestar Precept EV is ready to embrace what other cars hide

The Polestar Precept EV is ready to embrace what other cars hide

A world in the grip of coronavirus lockdown probably isn't the easiest time to reveal an aspirational luxury concept EV like the Polestar Precept, much less to bring a mass-market electric car to market. That, though, is the situation in which the automaker finds itself in 2020. Were it not for COVID-19, the striking Precept concept would have been fighting for headlines at the Geneva Motor Show.

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