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Polestar 2 EV production begins to buck the current industry trend

Polestar 2 EV production begins to buck the current industry trend

Polestar's new Tesla Model 3-fighting Polestar 2 electric car has begun production, though it'll take a little while before the EV is ready for the US. Second in the automaker's line-up, the Polestar 2 is being built in Luqiao, China, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the world and prompting many automakers to dramatically slash car production.

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Polestar Precept concept teases striking electric four-door GT

Polestar Precept concept teases striking electric four-door GT

Polestar may be ramping up to launch the Polestar 2 later this year, but that hasn't stopped it looking ahead with a seductive new concept, the Polestar Precept. With a two-door GT already under its belt, now it's time for Polestar's vision of an all-electric four-door grand tourer.

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Polestar reveals the Android-powered car’s next big leap

Polestar reveals the Android-powered car’s next big leap

Electric vehicle startup Polestar is teasing the next iteration of its Android-powered dashboard, complete with deep personalization to each driver and attention-based instruments. The new concepts look beyond the Android Automotive-based Polestar 2, which is expected to be the first to use Google's dashboard-specific version of the OS.

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Polestar 2 towing capacity bests Model 3 as fastback EV shows accessories

Polestar 2 towing capacity bests Model 3 as fastback EV shows accessories

Polestar 2, the all-electric fastback set to go on sale next year, will boast the highest towing capacity in its segment, the Swedish automaker has announced. While production of the car won't begin until 2020, reservations are already open, and Polestar is talking about some of the accessories that would-be drivers might want to consider.

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2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

The Polestar 1 behind me fills the rear view mirror, low and broad, a shark among minnows on the highway. There's something about the proportions that encourage a second-glance; after all, you can't really credit brand recognition for the number of hungry stares, hastily-pointed phone cameras, and blunt fascination the sleek 2+2 coupe engenders.

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2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

It's easy to get confused by the badging on the 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered. Once a separate tuning firm for Volvo, Polestar then got bought up and brought in-house, only to be subsequently spun off as a standalone maker of performance-electric cars. Among the details of that final deal are plenty of Volvo parts headed into the upcoming Polestar 1 and Polestar 2, while in return Polestar contributes its know-how for feistier versions in Volvo's range.

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Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar has begun production of the Polestar 1, its performance hybrid that the Volvo spin-off hopes will distract GT buyers from the usual BMW or Porsche. The car is being built at Polestar's new production facility in Chengdu, China, a specially-built factory for the Geely-backed automaker.

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Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

A dashboard revolution is coming, and it's an upstart electric car-maker few drivers have heard of - yet - looking to upend the industry, with a judicious sprinkling of Android along for the ride. Polestar may not be a household name today, but it's riding the bleeding edge of Android Automotive OS. The Polestar 2 isn't expected to hit roads until 2020, but I had a chance for some early time with the Google-powered EV.

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Google and Polestar give apps the keys to the Android dashboard

Google and Polestar give apps the keys to the Android dashboard

Google is opening up Android Automotive OS, the dashboard-centric version of its mobile platform which will launch first on the Polestar 2 EV, to third-party media apps. Set to go live at Google I/O 2019, the company's annual developer event being held next week, the new dev tools are the first of a number of ways Google plans to bring new apps to infotainment systems.

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The 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered are feistier hybrids

The 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered are feistier hybrids

Polestar may be busy working on its Polestar 2 electric sedan, but that hasn't stopped it rubbing some magic onto the new Volvo V60 and XC60 for a hybrid performance upgrade. Following on from the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered, the new hybrid wagon and SUV will each get 415 horsepower to play with.

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Polestar 2 First Look: The Model 3 fighter is super-slick

Polestar 2 First Look: The Model 3 fighter is super-slick

The EV devil is in the details, and on that front Polestar 2 is shaping up very nicely indeed. It's our first chance to see the Volvo spin-off electric car company's vision for mass-market electrification in person, and the Geneva Motor Show 2019 debut suggests it was worth the wait.

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The Polestar 2 is Tesla Model 3’s first real competition

The Polestar 2 is Tesla Model 3’s first real competition

Electric car startups aren't in short supply, as new automakers across the world attempt to replicate what Tesla has achieved, but the Polestar 2 promises to be something special. Unveiled earlier today, the new premium EV has the Model 3 firmly in its sights. That takes plenty of confidence, but Polestar has the legacy to back it up.

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