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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 »

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 »

Volvo unveils fully electric Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance sub-brand, has unveiled its first pure EV. The Polestar 2 is an “avant-garde 5-door fastback” that offers all-wheel drive, 300 kW of power, 660 Nm of torque, an estimated range of 275 miles, and a 0-100 km/h time of less than five seconds. It sports front and rear DC-AC inverters, a… 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hertz to offer 2,100 rental EVs in Houston, build public charging hub

Houston may be known as the capital of the US oil industry, but Mayor Sylvester Turner has a Climate Action Plan that sets out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve regional air quality. Mayor Turner recently joined Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr to announce the launch of the Hertz Electrifies Houston initiative. The rental giant… Read more »

Norway has another electrifying year in 2022—10 top-selling cars were all EVs

Norway is the undisputed global capital of e-mobility. Private cars, taxis, buses, ferries, airport ground equipment—they’re all plugging in. The trend of steady electrification continued last year. The market share of plug-in vehicles rose from 65 percent in 2021 to 80 percent in 2022. This represents an important step towards reaching the country’s goal climate goal… 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 »