The Technology That Powers Volvo’s Polestar 1

Polestar 1

Yesterday we saw the launch of the new Polestar 1, a concept previewing a new hybrid coupe of Volvo’s new electric performance brand (yes I know…), and today we have more about the underlying technology. Let’s start with the powertrain:

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Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

Volvo has launched a new brand. It is called Polestar and it will build sporty high-end electric cars. Their first car will be the Polestar 1, the production version of the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Production will start in 2019 in a new factory in Chengdu, China. Next up is the Polestar 2 which will be aimed at the Tesla Model 3, and then it is time for the Polestar 3 which will do battle with the Tesla Model X.

The Polestar 1 is a brilliant looking car with an empty grille and beautiful wheels. So far so good. There is however a big question:

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