Polestar planning a 600 HP Hybrid Coupé as first model

It was just last week that we reported on Volvo ending combustion-only engines and after 2019 will be supplemented with different stages of electrification. We also reported on Volvo saying that Polestar, their longtime performance partner, was spun-off to create bespoke, high-end, performance electric models. Today, we are now learning what their first model may be. As first reported by AutoCar UK, Polestar is developing … Continue reading Polestar planning a 600 HP Hybrid Coupé as first model

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Polestar increases T8 Twin Engine output on XC60 to 421 HP

If you demand a fast, luxurious, and safe SUV, the swedes have you covered. Volvo’s Polestar division has created a new performance package for their all-new XC60’s equipped with their T8 Twin Engine plug-in, giving the car and extra 21 HP to 421 while still retaining the electric range of 25 miles on electric only. This isn’t the first car Volvo’s T8 Engine has been … Continue reading Polestar increases T8 Twin Engine output on XC60 to 421 HP

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Volvo to end combustion engines by 2019

Volvo held a press conference earlier this morning to announce several new vehicles and powertrains to enter their lineup, and their plans for electrification of models by 2019. Here’s a rundown of the press event. In recent news, Volvo has decided to spin-off their Polestar brand to build high-performance, premium, all-electric models to rival Tesla. In the press conference, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson says the … Continue reading Volvo to end combustion engines by 2019

First Tesla Model 3 expected Friday, first 30 expected end of month, Musk says

The hotly anticipated Model 3 has been rumored, leaked, and talked about by the masses since it was introduced last March. The Model 3 is Tesla’s attempt to bring a premium electric model to the masses, something the Model S and X have failed to achieve due to their high price tags. According to CEO Elon Musk, the first production ready Model 3 is set … Continue reading First Tesla Model 3 expected Friday, first 30 expected end of month, Musk says

Volvo’s future autonomous vehicles to be powered by Nvidia hardware

Swedish automaker Volvo has tapped American GPU manufacturer Nvidia for its ‘Drive Me’ autonomous vehicles initiative. Volvo announced plans to have their own autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021 with the help of Swedish-American firm Autoliv, who builds automotive safety systems, and Nvidia to supply the computing power, or brains of the operation. Volvo will be utilizing Nvidia’s PX Autonomous super-computer chipset announced at … Continue reading Volvo’s future autonomous vehicles to be powered by Nvidia hardware

Volkswagen confirms Microbus Concept headed to production

The wait is finally over, folks. Volkswagen has confirmed that the successor to the iconic hippie-bus will be nearing production by the start of the new decade, as confirmed by VW boss Herbert Diess. The I.D. Minibus concept was shown off at the Detroit Auto Show in January as an all-electric, autonomous people mover. The production version of the minibus will feature an all-electric powerplant … Continue reading Volkswagen confirms Microbus Concept headed to production