The Polestar 2 model range is expanding to three variants. With two powertrains, two battery packs and optional equipment packs, the electric performance fastback now starts at £39,900– making it accessible to a wider audience.
Polestar is embracing the connected nature of Polestar 2 with the availability of over-the-air (OTA) updates. Incrementally since December 2020, Polestar 2 owners in all markets have begun to benefit from remote software updates that mean workshop visits will no-longer be required to enjoy the latest features and functionality developments.
Final build slots for Polestar 1 – the Polestar brand’s electric performance hybrid halo car – are now available. Produced in Polestar’s leading production facility in Chengdu, China, Polestar 1 will see the completion of its production run towards the end of 2021.
Polestar has confirmed it will put the Precept into production. Revealed earlier this year, the Polestar Precept started life as a “manifesto to illustrate the brand’s future vision” and was described as “a commitment car, not a concept car”.
Polestar is part of a new strategic group partnership with Waymo, opening up new opportunities for the electric performance brand. The agreement between Volvo Car Group and Waymo paves the way to develop and integrate Waymo’s fully self-driving technology in future Polestar vehicles. Polestar says that L4 autonomy will enable it to offer an attractive product to companies that provide new mobility services, targeting the premium segment.
Polestar is partnering with Plugsurfing in Europe to improve electric vehicle public charging convenience ahead of initial Polestar 2 customer deliveries, scheduled for the coming months. The agreement signals yet another step into operational mode for Polestar. With over 195,000 compatible EV charging points in the region, Plugsurfing provides a convenient solution to accessing and paying […]
Polestar, the electric performance car brand, and CAKE, the electric bike company, are strengthening their brand partnership in Europe. The two Swedish companies began collaborating in 2019. Scandinavian design, electric powertrains and a new take on marketing, brand and retail are said to be some of the key similarities. The two businesses also work with the shock absorber manufacturer Öhlins.
Precept, the car with which Polestar envisions its future, was created to showcase three key areas for the Swedish brand: sustainability, digital technology and design. Following its digital reveal in February, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath now takes a look at Precept in detail. The company says the name “Precept” was chosen to emphasise the vehicle’s […]
Production of Polestar 2 has officially begun in Luqiao, China. For initial delivery into Europe, followed by China and North America, the new electric performance fastback is the first electric vehicle to be produced by the facility. “The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” comments Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. […]
Pricing for the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback has now been confirmed for all European launch markets. The new model enters production in early 2020 and initial deliveries will begin from June. UK prices start at £49,900.