Polestar 2 all-electric 5-door fastback car in black on display at Brussels Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Polestar 2 Beat Telsa for a Prestigious Award

The 2020 Polestar 2 is being touted as the first electric car to have an Android Automotive operating system that is exclusively powered by Google. As the battle for the best electric car rages on, major auto manufacturers are finding ways to make their vehicles unique and more appealing to consumers. The race is on to …

A white 2021 Polestar 2 in front of a body of water
Hybrids & Electrics

Every 2021 Polestar 2 Is Being Recalled for Random Shutdowns

After its limited-production hybrid GT, Swedish brand Polestar has fully pivoted to EVs. And its first fully-electric car, the Polestar 2, is a genuine rival to the Tesla Model 3. However, despite its strengths, Polestar’s first production EV now faces a production-wide recall. That’s because it’s leaving some of its owners stranded. The 2021 Polestar …

The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur's dark-brown quilted leather rear car seats
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Leather Car Seats Really Worth It?

Nowadays, you don’t have to spend Rolls-Royce money to get luxury features. True, options like champagne flutes and scent diffusers aren’t exactly run-of-the-mill. However, it’s possible to find heated and massaging seats on more everyday vehicles, even on pickup trucks. And another such feature is leather upholstery. But while leather car seats may symbolize luxury …

A blue Volvo P1800 Cyan restomod drives around a racetrack
Sedans & Coupes

Volvo’s Racing Department Made a P1800 Restomod That You Can Buy

Polestar used to be Volvo’s racing division before it refocused on hybrids and EVs. However, in keeping with the Swedish automaker’s oft-hidden performance streak, Volvo didn’t abandon racing completely. Part of Polestar remained invested in racing and became Cyan Racing. And now, it’s created a road-going restomod based on one of the automaker’s early stylish …

A gray 2020 Polestar 1 coupe
Hybrids & Electrics

The Polestar 1 Is a Confusingly Excellent Hybrid GT

Initially, Polestar was the performance division at Volvo, rather like BMW’s M. A few years ago, though, it became a proper stand-alone brand, focusing on EVs. However, before releasing the Polestar 2 electric sedan, the company unveiled the Polestar 1, a plug-in hybrid coupe. But the powertrain isn’t the only surprising thing about it. 2020 …

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar
Cars

This Performance Volvo Wagon Is Surprisingly Rarer Than a Ferrari

Although it now specializes in EVs, Volvo originally purchased Polestar with the intent of making it a performance division. Think BMW’s M, or Mercedes-AMG, only Swedish. And just like those German brands, Polestar didn’t limit itself to just tuning sedans. After all, while Volvo makes luxurious cars and SUVs, it’s perhaps best-known for wagons. That’s …

2021 Polestar 2
Hybrids & Electrics

The Polestar 2 Is Ready to Take on the Tesla Model 3

If there’s one car that perhaps best symbolizes the rise of the EV, it’s the Tesla Model 3. The electric sedan has won a lot of consumers over for its daily usability and surprising performance. However, it’s also become a poster-child for Tesla’s continuing quality-control issues. And the Tesla Model 3 now faces a growing …

The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV at its debut event
Hybrids & Electrics

These Electric Cars Are Worth Getting Excited About

There’s no avoiding it, the car revolution is being electrified. It seems like everywhere we turn, there’s a new electric sedan here or new electric SUV there. Even pickup trucks are being electrified. The good news is that with all this electric commotion, you’re bound to find an electric vehicle that you like. With the …