Tesla Layoffs Delay Supercharger Access for Polestar, GM

Tesla’s recent decision to lay off its entire Supercharger team has led to delays in the timeline for connecting more non-Tesla brands to its charging network. Initially, Tesla’s website stated that Volvo, GM, and Polestar drivers would gain access to 15,000 eligible stations by spring 2024. However, Polestar has indicated that the timeline has shifted. […]

Hertz Halts Purchase of Polestar EVs Amid Market Challenges

Hertz, the car rental giant, has temporarily suspended its plans to acquire tens of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) from Polestar this year, following a significant drop in the resale value of EVs. The decision marks a shift in Hertz’s electric ambitions, which previously included an agreement in 2022 to purchase 65,000 Polestar cars over […]

Volvo to End Funding Polestar, May Shift Stake to Geely

Volvo Cars announced on Thursday its decision to discontinue funding for Polestar Automotive Holding, transferring the management of the luxury car brand to its largest shareholder, Geely Holding of China, reports Reuters. This strategic move resulted in a significant surge in Volvo’s stock, which climbed over 30% at the opening of the market. Critics have […]

Polestar 4 Launches in Europe and Australia

Polestar has officially announced the launch of the Polestar 4 in Europe and Australia. With production kicking off and the first deliveries in China concluding at the end of 2023, the online sales for the Polestar 4 have started, featuring an indicative starting price of EUR 63,200 in Europe and AUD 81,500 in Australia. The […]

Polestar to Use Tesla’s Supercharger Network in China

Polestar has announced a strategic partnership with Tesla to connect to its Supercharger network in China. The announcement, made by Polestar China CEO Shen Ziyu, positions Polestar as one of the first partners to share Tesla’s charging infrastructure in the region. This development is a significant step in Polestar’s plan to establish its own charging […]

Polestar 3 Nears Completion After Hot Weather Tests in UAE

Polestar announced that the development of its upcoming Polestar 3 model is nearing completion, following two weeks of rigorous hot weather testing in the United Arab Emirates. Production is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2024, expanding Polestar’s lineup to include three models, with the addition of two new SUVs, Polestar 3 and […]

Polestar 2 Now Has Amazon’s Prime Video App

Polestar 2, the first vehicle to feature Google’s Android Automotive OS since its 2019 launch, has added Amazon’s Prime Video to its infotainment offerings. The streaming service will be accessible while the car is parked or charging. This addition follows the integration of YouTube, which became available in Polestar 2 in June 2023. Since its […]

Polestar to Launch Smartphone in China, Because Why Not

Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer, Polestar, is set to release a branded smartphone in December, coinciding with the launch of its first sports utility vehicle (SUV) in China, the Polestar 4. The announcement emphasizes the company’s innovative approach in the electric vehicle market, integrating technology with transportation. The Polestar 4, an SUV coupe, will be the […]

Polestar Hits 150,000 Production Milestone

Polestar has announced the start of deliveries for its upgraded Polestar 2, the Volvo subsidiary’s flagship volume car that started production in 2020. Since then, over 150,000 units of the Polestar vehicles have been produced in three years. With more than 20,000 Polestar 2 vehicles on UK roads, the brand has surged to be the […]

Polestar 2 Lease Deal Offered in Canada

The latest iteration of the Polestar 2 is set to offer an immersive driving experience, emphasizing enhanced performance tailored for driving enthusiasts, said the company in an email obtained by Tesla North on Tuesday. The Long Range Dual Motor version of the Polestar 2 now has 300 kW (408 bhp) all-wheel drive. Furthermore, on a […]

Polestar Vancouver to Open in September

Volvo’s electric vehicle subsidiary, Polestar, is gearing up to introduce the next big thing in the electric automotive world. The company has announced the grand opening of its Vancouver location, where they will unveil the much-anticipated Polestar 3, touted as the “SUV for the electric age.” The exclusive event promises not just a first look […]

Polestar Adopts Tesla’s NACS for Supercharger Access

Polestar has inked a major agreement with Tesla to allow all Polestar drivers across the United States and Canada access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network, in line with the new North American Charging Standard (NACS). From the year 2025 onwards, the NACS charging port will become a standard feature on all new Polestar vehicles sold […]

2024 Polestar 2 Gets Improved Range, Efficiency, and Performance

Polestar has announced significant enhancements for the 2024 model of the Polestar 2. The company promises notable advancements in terms of range, energy efficiency, and performance for the model, alongside a substantial reduction in its carbon footprint. The 2024 Polestar 2 model can now travel up to 20% further, consuming up to 9% less energy, […]

2024 Polestar 2 Canadian Pricing Revealed

Swedish electric performance car brand, Polestar, announced significant updates to its 2024 Polestar 2 model today, while releasing Canadian pricing for this model year. With enhanced performance, new motors, and a variety of standard equipment, the upgraded versions are set to start deliveries in the summer of 2023. The updated Polestar 2 Long range Single […]

Polestar 2 Gets YouTube, Apple CarPlay Improvements and More

Today, Polestar released its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update, P2.9, to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles. This marks the fifteenth OTA software enhancement for Polestar 2 since 2020. The upgrade comes with a host of advancements, including the addition of the YouTube app, which will also come pre-installed in all future vehicles. This feature, however, […]