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Volvo Polestar Electric Vehicles

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by AceSkywalker, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. AceSkywalker

    AceSkywalker Member

    May 27, 2017
    Los Angeles California
    Polestar Goes Electric, Wants To Be Volvo's Answer To AMG

    - Volvo's parent comapny Geely plans to spin off Polestar into its own brand (similar relationship to VW & Audi)
    - Focus on sporty cars, Volvo will stick with luxury
    - Sporty electric cars are part of the plan (BEV or PHEV, TBD)

    Side note: Geely also made a recent acquisition with Lotus, but don't expect electric Lotus cars anytime soon, since BEVs go against their design philosophy of shaving weight wherever possible
  2. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

    Dec 25, 2015
  3. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

    Aug 17, 2006
    Slovenia, Europe
    Except that it does not go full electric ... There will be electric or hybrid powerplant in every model besides gasoline powered option.
    Jurnalist BS.
  4. Etna

    Etna Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Quebec City
    All electric is not full electric. No need to spit on journalists.

    The original Volvo press release (bold mine):

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.

    The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification and highlights how over a century after the invention of the internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history.

    “This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”

    Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.

    It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models will be announced at a later date.

    Volvo Cars to go all electric
  5. miimura

    miimura Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Los Altos, CA
    The Volvo plans for "every Volvo launched from 2019 will have an electric motor" also includes 48V mild hybrids. Electrified, yes. Plug-in or all-electric, No.

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