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SK On to provide batteries for forthcoming Polestar 5 EV

Polestar and South Korean battery manufacturer SK On have signed an agreement for the supply of battery cell modules for the forthcoming Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT. Polestar says it chose SK On due to its “superior battery cell technology that offers high-performing chemistry, fast charging, efficient discharging and superior driving range. The high-nickel battery… Read more »

Göteborg Energi conducts V2G projects with Volvo Cars, Polestar and others

Göteborg Energi, the municipally-owned power company of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is collaborating with several entities to explore the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential of EVs.  The company is working with Volvo Cars to investigate bidirectional charging for home use, and how homeowners can contribute power to the local grid from their EV batteries. In early… Read more »

Polestar to demonstrate StoreDot’s extreme fast charging battery technology in a prototype EV

Battery innovator StoreDot is collaborating with Polestar on an engineering project to demonstrate how StoreDot’s XFC battery cell technology can be applied to an existing platform, and show what a production-level solution could look like. Following Polestar’s investment in StoreDot, the two companies are working to demonstrate StoreDot’s production-ready XFC technology at full scale in… Read more »

Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe headed for North America in 2024

EV manufacturer Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has added a second SUV to its lineup. The company says the new Polestar 4 is “positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price,” and is “the fastest Polestar production car to date.” Polestar 4 will be offered in dual- and single-motor (rear-wheel drive) versions…. Read more »

2024 Polestar 2 offers more power, more range and—surprise—lower emissions

Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has given its Polestar 2 five-door fastback a major update for 2024, including new electric motors, rear-wheel drive, more battery capacity and—believe it or not, lower emissions. “With the new model year Polestar 2, we upgraded substantial tech and mechanical components of the electric drivetrain,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “This is… Read more »

Korea’s SK Group acquires Signet EV, invests in Polestar

South Korean conglomerate the SK Group has entered the EVSE market by acquiring a majority stake in charger manufacturer Signet EV. SK acquired 55.5% of Signet EV’s shares for 293 billion won ($263 million). Established in 2016, Korean firm Signet EV, which sells a full line of EV charging hardware and solutions, including 350 kW… Read more »

Polestar electric roadster concept to enter production as Polestar 6

In March, Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) revealed an electric roadster concept called the O₂. Now the company has confirmed that a production version is expected to launch in 2026 as the Polestar 6 electric performance roadster. The hard-top convertible will be built on Polestar’s bespoke bonded aluminum platform. Developed in-house, it will feature an 800-volt architecture…. Read more »

Polestar to supply batteries and charging systems to electric hydrofoil maker Candela

Swedish electric car OEM Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has signed a multiyear agreement to supply battery and charging systems to Candela, a Swedish maker of electric hydrofoil boats. The agreement to supply battery technology to a third party is a first for Polestar. Candela says its electric boats “fly” above the surface, using computer-guided hydrofoils that… Read more »

Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 Polestar EVs

Rental giant Hertz gave the whole EV industry a boost with last year’s announcement that it would add up to 100,000 Teslas to its fleet. Now the company has announced plans to buy up to 65,000 EVs from Polestar over five years. It expects to make the new EVs available beginning in Spring 2022 in… Read more »

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

You might not know it to look at them, but these two cars—one Swedish, one Chinese—share underpinnings and a parent company. Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely are very serious about selling cars that plug in. Starting in 2016, the Swedish brand has included plug-in hybrid versions of pretty much every new vehicle it sells… Read more »