Volvo's electric brand plans to open three more Polestar Spaces in Germany before the end of December, with showrooms in Cologne, Stuttgart and Hamburg to follow the launch in Düsseldorf.
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Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!
Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced they will forgo their contemplated merger and instead significantly deepen their existing collaboration as two separate companies, including expanded sharing of modular architectures for e-cars.
As part of the current relaxation for retailers, Swedish electric car brand Polestar has now opened more Polestar Spaces in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich, bringing the number of showrooms in this country to five.
The Polestar 2 is now being launched in Austria, where pre-orders for the electric model are now being taken at a guide price of €55,900 before the order books are officially opened in October.
Polestar is expanding the range for its all-electric hatchback Polestar 2. As of now, three powertrains are available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel drive.
Polestar has received $550 million from a group of long-term financial investors, a private placement of newly issued shares that the company says "marks the first time outside backers have demonstrated their confidence in Volvo's electric car brand."
Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is tracking CO2 equivalents through the supply chain, which will help meet Polestar's goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.
Plugsurfing's partnerships with Polestar as well as Volvo Cars bring new benefits to owners of both brands' electric models: they will be able to charge at all Ionity public fast-charging stations at a heavily discounted rate of 35 cents per kWh from July 1.
Swedish electric car brand Polestar announced that its first SUV model called Polestar 3 will be produced locally for customers in the U.S., at Volvo Cars' manufacturing center in Ridgeville. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.
Swedish automaker Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility, where it plans to build "new-generation all-electric cars - ahead of Europe and ahead of China".
Volvo Cars has announced the acquisition of more shares in electric car brand Polestar, bringing the carmaker's stake back up to 49.5 percent. Meanwhile, a media report says that Polestar is currently negotiating an IPO via SPAC.
Electric car brand Polestar has expanded its German service network, which has now grown to 125 partners following an initial expansion of 61 service points in the spring of this year.
The Polestar electric car brand will enter nine new markets later this year, doubling its presence to 18 markets worldwide, and is also expected to double the number of brick-and-mortar locations worldwide to around 100 by the end of the year.
Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were unveiled in the spring, will begin shipping this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand is also looking to expand further globally.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has revealed some info on the Polestar 3 at the IAA Mobility show, stating that the brand plans to offer the E-SUV with one as well as two engines. In addition, Ingenlath gave new details on the interior.
Polestar has launched sales of the Polestar 2 in Austria, where it is available in Long Range Dual Motor and Long Range Single Motor variants. Polestar also recently opened a Polestar Space in Vienna.
Polestar and Volvo have begun rolling out the latest over-the-air update package for the Polestar 2 and electric XC40 in stages across all markets. The new update includes range assist and, in the case of the Polestar 2, improved battery preconditioning.
Geely has given its Volvo Cars subsidiary control of the car plant in Luqiao, China, which produces the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge electric models, among others, and as part of the move, the Luqiao manufacturing plant will be renamed Taizhou.
About a year after the market launch of the all-wheel-drive Polestar 2, the Swedish-Chinese e-car maker has followed up with two front-wheel-drive versions of its midsize sedan. The first drive shows whether the strengths or weaknesses of the drive concept prevail.
Electric car brand Polestar aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the launch of three new models. Polestar is expected to be present in 30 markets by the end of 2023, up from 14 currently.
Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 as part of a documentary series on YouTube. The electric four-door performance GT, based on the Polestar Precept concept car, is set to launch in 2024.
ADAC's private leasing program has added the all-electric Polestar 2 to its lineup, and despite industry-high delivery times, the first vehicles are expected to be delivered as early as February.
Volvo and Polestar are each working on an all-electric compact SUV, according to a British media report. However, according to the report, these will not be built on the same platform, but will each be standalone. However, there are question marks.
Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report, and the Polestar-exclusive powertrain could debut in the Polestar 5.
Polestar has opened two permanent showrooms in Germany in recent weeks, with the new locations in Leipzig and Cologne each replacing temporary and much smaller showrooms.
Electric car brand Polestar has entered into collaborations with Smatrics and Fresh Mobility in Austria, under which the company is integrating new service offerings into its sales process to provide customers with help with infrastructure and financing.
With the project name Polestar O2, the Swedish electric car brand has unveiled the concept of an electric convertible. The Polestar O2 picks up on the design language of the Precept. The brand is not yet giving any details on a possible series production.
Polestar has increased the battery size by five kilowatt-hours in the standard range version of its Polestar 2 e-sedan. The now 69 kWh power storage is made possible by "continuous development of prismatic cell chemistry". The range increases by around 30 kilometres.
In response to high demand for test drives, Polestar has announced that it will be expanding its network to include test drive hubs at six locations in Germany, allowing interested parties to test drive the Polestar 2 at new locations in Baden-Baden, Bremen, Freiburg, Lüneburg, Rostock and Traunstein from mid-March.
Polestar is reporting record sales for the first four months of this year, while the electric car brand is reducing its projected number of vehicle sales to customers for 2022 from 65,000 to about 50,000 units.
Polestar is launching a special limited edition model of the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 includes mechanical as well as design modifications to set it apart from the standard Polestar 2 models.
Electric car maker Polestar has revealed an undisguised image of its first SUV model Polestar 3 for the first time, announcing its world premiere along with an order launch date of October 2022, but Polestar is still being sparse with further info.
Polestar has publicly unveiled for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a development prototype of the Polestar 5, which is due to be launched in 2024. In addition, Polestar is now officially giving target performance figures for the four-door electric GT.