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Polestar overview

Polestar (pronounced pohl-star) is an innovative Swedish car manufacturer. They It isare known for its commitment to sustainability and innovation. Founded in 1996 by racing drivers Jan ‘Flash’ Nilsson and Christian Dahl, Polestar was initially responsible for producing racing cars for Volvo under the name Flash Engineering. It became Polestar in 2005, and Volvo acquired the company in 2015. Volvo then spent the next two years modelling the business into a standalone company.

Today, Polestar focuses its efforts on producing electric and hybrid cars. This has helped the company develop a reputation for innovation and cutting-edge design. Polestar cars reflect minimalist styling which helps them stand out on the road. And with some of the most celebrated engine and fuel efficiency statistics around, Polestar cars are well-suited to lots of different driving needs.

Polestar’s first release was the Polestar 1 hybrid car in 2017. This model was the company’s first ever release and was an instant success. The Polestar 2 followed in 2019 and was its second model. This all-electric offered drivers a single-charge range of 406 miles. It won the Business Insider’s Car of the Year in 2020.

Polestar cars are known for their material innovation and high-performance design. Like its parent company, Volvo, many Polestar cars only feature vegan-friendly materials throughout the cabin. They also include lots of carbon fibre exterior detailing. This adds to the aerodynamic profile of Polestar models.

Polestar cars come with a range of different drivetrains. This makes it easier to find the right model for you. There are four different options available. There is; a standard-range, single-motor option; a long-range, single-motor; a long-range, dual-motor or a long-range, dual-motor unit with a performance pack. The different options available will provide different single-charge range.


Popular Polestar models

The fastback Polestar 2’s exceptional range and design have made it one of the most popular models in the lineup. It is capable of delivering a single-charge range of 341 miles. A facelift in 2023 pushed this range much further to 406 miles. This makes it one of the most efficient electric vehicles on the market. Available with either a single-motor or twin-motor system, the Polestar 2 can also go from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds or 4.0 seconds respectively.

The Polestar 2 also comes with a wide range of technology that makes driving easier. On most trims, there is a 12.3-inch touchscreen on the dashboard as well as Google integration and Apple CarPlay. There are also handy drive assists like real time traffic updates and over-the-air software updates. AutoTrader named the Polestar 2 New Car of the Year in 2022. This reflected its crafted design and impressive performance. In the same year, EcoCar voted the Polestar 2 the Best Electric Compact Executive Car.


Manufacturer awards

Polestar won the award for Best Design Language in the 2022 Car Design Awards. It also secured a prestigious Best of the Best award in Red Dot’s 2021 awards. This celebrated the excellent design quality of these cars and their sustainability standards. They also achieved Two Marie Claire sustainability awards in 2021. This first was for Best Green Emission Initiative. The second was for Best Sustainable Interior – recognising Polestar for its sustainability efforts.


Polestar frequently asked questions


What is Polestar?

Polestar is a high-performance, electric vehicle producer that previously manufactured racing cars for Volvo. It has since been remodelled into a standalone electric vehicle company that produced premium electric vehicles while still part-owned by Volvo.

Who are Polestar?

Polestar is a car manufacturer that produces premium electric and hybrid models. Following Volvo’s acquisition of the manufacturer, Polestar has become a standalone company dedicated to manufacturing electric vehicles.

Who owns Polestar?

Volvo and Geely jointly own Polestar.

Who makes Polestar cars?

Volvo, which owns Polestar, produces Polestar cars.

Where are Polestar cars made?

Most of Polestar’s cars are produced in Chengdu, China, at the company’s purpose-built and state-of-the-art production factory which incorporates the highest levels of sustainability in production at all stages.

How much is a Polestar?

The price of a Polestar varies depending on the model, trim and age of the vehicle. If you’re buying new, you can expect a Polestar 1 to cost around £135,000 while the Polestar 2 costs around £43,950.

How to pronounce Polestar?

Polestar is pronounced ‘pohl-star’. The IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) pronunciation is pəʊl stɑ.


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