Polestar has started producing its flagship plug-in hybrid coupe from Polestar 1, and looks increasingly independent of Volvo. Bollinger is working on his vintage-chic electric SUV and pickup. Toyota plans to showcase its mobility area at the Olympics. And GM is aiming for solid state battery technology. All this and more at Green Car Reports.
Bollinger Motors is preparing new production-bound prototype versions of its B1 SUV and B3 pickup, for a September 26 reveal.
Polestar has opened its first manufacturing facility – in Chengdu, China, where it will build its flagship Polestar 1. The brand has also been awarded a World Manufacturing Identifier, which will give the brand a longer runway in the United States for federal EV tax credit.
Toyota introduces a package of "electrified vehicles" at the 2020 Olympics, at the Paralympic, in Tokyo. It includes some hybrids, fuel cell cars and some groundbreaking concepts, though it lacks the EVs most other carmakers want to demonstrate.
GM plans to use part of a US grant to develop more fuel-efficient powertrains to work with solid-state lithium battery technology.
According to a report from Germany, Audi plans to announce its membership in a self-driving car technology alliance that already includes other German car manufacturers BMW Group and Daimler.
Volvo has added its popular XC60 and XC90 crossovers to its Care By Volvo subscription service, which lets buyers rent for up to two years, with the option to change cars after one year or buy after two years. However, it seems that the brand's plug-in hybrids are not part of the offer.
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