There’s a new ‘Edition’ Polestar 2 on offer – the Polestar 2 BST Edition 230 – with enhanced performance and cosmetics. Costs from £73,900. The Polestar 2 is an appealing EV – although far from bargain basement – offering good looks and decent performance as a left-field take on Volvo’s more mainstream offerings. Although the […]
Volvo has at least SIX new EVs in the planning including EX30, EX60, ES60 and ES90
As Volvo heads towards an all-electric line-up by 2030, it has at least six new electric models in the pipeline, a new report says. Volvo says its entire range will be all-electric by 2023, joining the lemming-like route to discard more than a century of ICE development other car makers are following, although, so far, […]
Polestar 2 gets big update with RWD model (like the Volvo XC40) more power and new batteries
The Polestar 2 gets updated for 2023, with a RWD model replacing the previous FWD model, new electric motors and better batteries. Believe it or not, it’s four years since the Polestar 2 arrived as Polestar’s first proper electric car, and it’s been quite a success for the former Volvo offshoot. But four years on […]
New electric Volvo EX30 will DEBUT in June
Volvo confirms that the new electric Volvo EX30, a model sitting below the XC40 Recharge, will debut in June 2023 with production to follow soon after. If you want an electric Volvo, you currently have a very limited choice with just the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge on offer, both of which are EV takes […]
Electric Volvo MPV on the way in 2023 as well as the new Volvo EX30?
According to Chinese media, Volvo is planning to debut an electric MPV in 2023 as well as the new compact EX30 electric SUV. Volvo, just like every other car maker, is pushing down the EV road, although Volvo’s rate of EV delivery is a bit behind the curve from most of its competition with just […]
Electric Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge – RWD and range BOOST confirmed
Volvo has confirmed that the electric XC40 and C40 Recharge models get improved electric motors, rear-wheel drive and improved range. Back in November, we reported Volvo was planning something we’ve rarely seen in the past by changing the drivetrain in the electric XC40 and C40 Recharge models from front to rear-wheel dive. And now Volvo […]
New Volvo EX30 electric SUV CONFIRMED for 2023 by Volvo boss
Volvo’s new compact SUV to sit under the ’40’ range is confirmed by Volvo boss to be the electric Volvo XC30, arriving in 2023. Last month Volvo revealed the new Volvo EX90 as an electric replacement for the XC90, although we’re expecting the XC90 to carry on for a few years yet – with a […]
Electric Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge going REAR-Wheel Drive with bigger battery too – Polestar 2 to follow?
Reports from Europe say Volvo is changing the electric XC40 and C40 Recharge to rear-wheel drive, and installing a bigger battery. Petrolheads always think of rear-wheel drive cars as the proper solution to getting power on the road, although four-wheel drive performance cars are now commonplace as cars become ever more powerful. But more prosaic […]
Electric Polestar 2 hits 100,000 – and the UK has 10,000 of them
The electric Polestar 2, the first full EV from Volvo’s offshoot, passes the 100k mark, with 10 per cent of those in the UK. It’s five years since Polestar revealed its first car after morphing from a Volvo performance badge to a fully-fledged brand, with the Polestar 1 a performance PHEV Coupe with 592bhp, great […]
Volvo TEASES new electric SUVs at EX90 launch – Volvo EX30, EX40 or EX60?
At yesterday’s launch of the new Volvo EX90, Volvo teased a pair of new electric SUVs to come. Could they be the new Volvo EX60 and Volvo EX40? Yesterday was all about the launch of the new Volvo EX90, Volvo’s new electric XC90, the first electric car from Volvo built on a dedicated EV platform […]