The 2 also has expected, but very useful, collision-avoidance tools, such as a top-down camera view that’s handy for parallel parking. We innovate to drive progress and create a better future, a future that is sustainable, hassle free and strikingly beautiful. The suspension developed by Polestar for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered features shock absorbers created by Swedish suspension experts Öhlins, using Dual Flow Valve technology. The center screen can show just Google Maps, Spotify, etc., or break into quadrants. For the most accurate product information, please see your local Volvo retailer. Cutting-edge. Polestar is completely new, serving as Volvo's performance and electric-vehicle brand; its goal is to blend high-tech offerings with modern Swedish styling. Unique colors and materials add to the driver-focused feel of the cabin, High-performance brakes for a confident drive.

Polestar confirmed that it is going to bring its latest electric car concept, the Precept, to production, but without a clear timeline. Through Zalkon.com, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas. Polestar was once Volvo’s racing skunkworks, but it’s morphed into a standalone electric offshoot, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese mothership, Geely. The first Polestar car was introduced on October 17, 2017: Polestar 1, a luxurious 2+2 coupé inspired by Volvo's Concept Coupé introduced in 2013, which includes influences from the legendary Volvo P1800. But, same as any voice assistant, I had to remember to be specific. No peeking down to text or scroll.

Polestar is a company that breaks with tradition. The Polestar 2 might be the electric car for people who don’t want to make a thing of it. Meticulously crafted bespoke suspension enhancements – developed by Polestar with components from Swedish suspension experts Öhlins – help to create a performance sports sedan that handles any road with intuitive agility and confidence. But it’s different in the Polestar 2. Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek. But unlike other EVs from legacy manufacturers, this one feels futuristic. The steering wheel buttons skip tracks and change the volume, and toggle the radar cruise control. Safety tech includes the first inner front seat airbags, set near the center console. Ignore CEO Elon Musk’s scandals and Tesla-loyalists’ Tweets.

A new level of driving, with performance chassis components by Öhlins, performance brakes by Brembo and a strut bar for precise control and steering. Either way, count me as the first to celebrate the fact that we now have enough electric cars to choose from that personal expression is even a factor.

Effortless performance meets zero-emissions capability, with a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. The five category winners now go on to the final round of voting for the title of German Car of the Year. The Polestar 2 clears that bar at around 250 miles, but sits below the Long Range Plus Tesla Model S’s 402 miles. The Takeaway: Polestar is a new car company with the resources of a big automotive corporation—Volvo and its parent company, Geely. Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Weird, Watch a Spacecraft Punch an Asteroid Tonight, Surprise! Could This Army Weapon Bring Back the Battleship? Zero to 60: 4.45 sec.Battery capacity: 78 kWhCharge time (11kW home box, zero to 100%): 8 hoursCharge time (public 150kW DC fast charger, zero to 80%): 40 minutes. Arriving in markets from the middle of 2020, the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback comes with 300 kW and 660 Nm, all-wheel drive, a 78 kWh battery pack and a range of 470 km (WLTP) for the first year of production. I mention this corporate backstory because it manifests in the Polestar 2. Tech aside, the Polestar 2 is airy and comfortable. Progressive style, advanced technologyFrom $36,050, Scandinavian luxury redefinedFrom $42,900, Poised like an athlete with unique design and chassis upgradesFrom $42,900, An electrified performance sedan like no other. The Polestars look promising, but we'll have to reserve judgment on how well they succeed in their mission until we are able to drive them. During my test drive, it stayed planted through aggressive cornering, but then become pleasantly calm during tedious highway commutes. Of the new vehicles with autonomous capabilities that I’ve tested, Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise are the most advanced. Plus it kept cool, even in summer heat. The Polestar Precept was unveiled earlier this year as “the brand’s future vision” for vehicle design and materials: Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, commented on making the concept a reality: Stunning. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and event postings. Voice commands are always on, no button-pressing necessary. Sign in to Google Maps, and you’ll see shortcuts for your saved locations. Keep in touch with Blagojce through his email, web site, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Google+. We innovate to drive progress and create a better future, a future that is sustainable, hassle free and strikingly beautiful. And I remember my friend’s Acura TSX from 2004, which could find you a Thai restaurant via voice. You do, however, notice the difference between a Tesla and the Polestar—or any non-Tesla EV—when it’s time to recharge. And Individual mode allows you to tailor the car’s settings specifically for you. Which is to say, the Polestar 2 loses nothing by not having as many self-driving tricks or promises as other cars. And for EV owners with any routine to their driving, this is a minor issue, especially if you have a garage outfitted with a wall charger that will charge to full overnight. We share technology and engineering expertise with the Volvo Car Group, yet we go our own way as a guiding star. A fully-charged EV needs to at least come close to the freedom you get a full tank of gas. And in the Tesla, at least one hand needs to stay on the steering wheel, ready to intervene. The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered combines a supercharged and turbocharged gas engine with an electric motor, for a combined 415-hp and instant acceleration. Spectacular. Survey examines American perceptions of -- and resistance to -- electric vehicles, Extreme E announces scientific partnership with Enel Foundation, BYD begins eBus fleet delivery to Germany’s BOGESTRA, Vattenfall is switching its whole car fleet to EVs in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany, Volvo XC40 Recharge priced at $53,990 in the US, Volkswagen ID.3 Gets 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating [video], Bespoke Wall Box Design And Complimentary Global Charging For Pininfarina Battista.

Just for different reasons. The cars popularized futuristic conveniences (smartphone-as-key, no-lag touchscreens). And since it uses the map and music apps I prefer, both remember my locations and playlists. It doesn’t really matter that the average American only drives 29 miles a day, which even the shortest-range electric cars have been able to handle for years.

The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered: Where responsive hybrid power meets advanced chassis technology. And they and run on a huge, growing charging network. “The award proves that electric mobility is on the rise in Germany,” says Alexander Lutz, Managing Director of Polestar Germany, who accepted the category award on Monday evening in the run-up to the final test drives.