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Polestar 2 revealed: 2020 premium EV with 275 mile range

Polestar 2 revealed: 2020 premium EV with 275 mile range

The Polestar 2 has been revealed, and with it the Tesla Model 3 has arguably gained its most compelling rival. Second car from Volvo's electric performance spin-off, the Polestar 2 will take aim at the premium compact electric segment that has served the Model 3 so well, when deliveries begin in early 2020.

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The Polestar 2 EV reveal is this week: What to expect

The Polestar 2 EV reveal is this week: What to expect

Polestar 2 is almost upon us, with Volvo's performance electric brand set to reveal its second car. Making its debut ahead of the Geneva Motor Show 2019, the fastback EV sedan promises a number of firsts for the automaker, as it readies a push into the mass market. The Polestar 3 crossover may be waiting in the wings, but it's the Polestar 2 that will set the scene.

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Polestar 2 EV reveal set for February 27: What we expect

Polestar 2 EV reveal set for February 27: What we expect

Polestar will unveil its second car, the Polestar 2, on February 27, Volvo's electric performance brand has confirmed today. The event will see the automaker's all-electric sedan break cover; however, Polestar is doing things a little differently from the usual big car launch.

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Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Car dashboards are about to get more interesting, with Volvo's electric performance brand Polestar revealing a sneak preview of the Android-based Google HMI that the companies have been collaborating on. Set to grace the touchscreen of the upcoming Polestar 2, the Swedish automaker's all-electric car, the new interface will be among the first to be completely based on Android.

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Polestar 2 teaser provides first glimpse of Tesla Model 3 competitor

Polestar 2 teaser provides first glimpse of Tesla Model 3 competitor

Volvo's Polestar division has released a teaser image of its upcoming Polestar 2 EV, providing only a tantalizing glimpse of the sedan that follows the Polestar 1 coupe. A roster of early information on the car joins the teaser image, teasing 400HP and a 300-mile range, though all of the final specs haven't yet been revealed. The model will enter production shortly after the Polestar 1.

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Polestar 1 crash test highlights strength of carbon fiber

Polestar 1 crash test highlights strength of carbon fiber

We all know that no matter how cool or expensive a car is, they must be crash tested if the manufacturer wants them to be street legal in the US. Polestar has announced that it has conducted the first crash test of its carbon fiber Polestar 1 car. This marks the first time that the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer in a real crash situation.

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There’s bad news if you wanted a year-one Polestar 1

There’s bad news if you wanted a year-one Polestar 1

EV upstart Polestar has some bad news if you'd been dawdling on getting your Polestar 1 order in, with the first year of production cars already sold out. The handsome hybrid coupe isn't expected to begin production until midway through 2019, but early demand has already fingered every model the Swedish automaker can make.

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The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

Volvo's most exciting car of the year will only be offered in depressingly minute numbers, the automaker has confirmed, with sightings of the 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered on the road set to be rarer than a Ferrari or McLaren. Announced alongside the all-new S60 sedan earlier this month, the car will be the first of a new breed of Volvo vehicles given a thorough fettling by the Polestar team.

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2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2019 S60 sedan, the latest model in the Swedish automaker's route to reinvention, and its first to be manufactured in the US. Sport sedan sibling to the well-received XC60 crossover and V60 wagon, the new S60 is the third model in the all-new Volvo 60 Series, but also a car of firsts.

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It's hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it's Volvo's first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker - which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles - has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

One key bit of information that has been unknown about the sexy Polestar 1 is the price. That pricing has been officially announced at Auto China 2018. Pricing for the Polestar 1 will be 1.45 million RMB in China, 155,000 euros in Europe, and $155,000 in the US. Details on the subscription pricing for the Polestar 1 have yet to be announced.

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