2018 Geneva Motor Show: Plug-Ins, Hybrids, EVs

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Polestar 1
Polestar has been building special high-performance versions of Volvo models since 2013, but now Polestar is being launched as a standalone electric performance brand. The first of at least three prospective models from the brand, Polestar 1 is a 2-door GT car with seating for four, built on Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture. Although the car possesses clear styling cues associated with the Volvo brand — most notably the “Thor’s Hammer” headlights — the Polestar 1 is unique to the new brand. The Polestar 1 also is designed to be lightweight for better efficiency and performance — accomplished by extensive use of carbon fiber in most major body parts. Not only does this reduce weight, it increases torsional rigidity by 45 percent.

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