2023 Polestar 2 gets more range, higher sticker price

Official pricing and range figures for the 2023 Polestar 2 have been announced. The car now has a starting price of $49,800 for the single-motor version, which is a $2,600 increase over last year. Based on the press release, there doesn’t seem to be any major updates to warrant it unless Polestar is essentially making […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2023 Polestar 2 gets new colors and more traceable components

The first changes for the 2023 Polestar 2 have been revealed with new cosmetic and mechanical updates. Two new colors, Space (metallic black) and Jupiter (gold-grey with red flaking) replace Void and Moon respectively. There are also fresh 19- and 20-inch alloy wheel options replacing the old offerings. Variants with the Performance pack retain the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hertz to buy 65,000 Polestar vehicles over five years

Hertz and Polestar have announced that it has formed a partnership that will see the former buy 65,000 battery-electric vehicles from the latter over the next five years. This forms part of Hertz’s plan to become an electrification leader and promote shared mobility and a digital-first customer experience. The partnership with Polestar builds on an […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Polestar O2 Concept is an electric, all-aluminum droptop with a built-in drone

The second concept car from Polestar has been unveiled and it builds on the design language that was first seen on the Precept. Called the Polestar O2 Concept, this convertible with a 2+2 seating configuration is the brand’s vision of a topless battery-electric performance car that promises an engaging driving experience. Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Polestar announces first five partners for the climate-neutral car project

The Polestar 0 Project has announced its first partners. In several Letters of Intent, the Swedish brand has revealed that it will collaborate with leading automotive industry suppliers in achieving its goal of creating the first climate-neutral vehicle. These first partnerships are in the areas of metal, safety, electronics, and driving systems. Each supplier will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Polestar 5 will use a brand-exclusive aluminum platform

Polestar has revealed that its next flagship, the four-door Polestar 5 grand tourer, will be built on a bespoke bonded aluminum architecture. Lightweight and rigid, bonded aluminum also offers plenty of advantages when it comes to performance and environmental impact. This technology has also proven to be highly difficult to integrate into mass production because […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Polestar’s super blunt Super Bowl commercial calls out Volkswagen, Tesla

Polestar made its first Super Bowl appearance at last night’s game with a very blunt ad called “No Compromises.” This 30-second spot fires off lots of fighting words against some of the Swedish brand’s competitors. Statements like “No epic voice-overs,” “No Dieselgate,” “No dirty secrets,” and “No hidden agenda” show how focused the company is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Polestar 2 Arctic Circle is a rugged take on the electric sedan

Polestar has created a second prototype to show off the Polestar 2’s capabilities in harsher climates. Called the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle, this version is a little more rugged and more rally carlike than the Experimental Polestar 2 that was shown at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Like the previous prototype, this one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Vivaldi web browser for the Polestar 2 gets its first major update

Just before 2021 ended, the Polestar 2 got a nice new update in the form of a built-in web browser. The Vivaldi browser is one of the first in-car apps of its kind and the first one developed specifically for the Android Automotive OS that’s rolling out in Polestar vehicles. A browser was among the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Volvo and Polestar team up with Qualcomm for infotainment systems

Volvo Car Group has announced that it will use Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms for its future infotainment systems. The company was the first to use Google’s Android Automotive operating system in the Polestar 2, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and C40 Recharge. For 2022, every Volvo model now comes with Android Automotive OS as standard on […]

by Stefan Ogbac