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Representing Top 10 Electric Cars That Will Challenge Tesla in 2018/2019 01: BMW i3s Comes in 2018. Starting range 124 miles, 184hp, top Speed 99mph, price $48,000. 02: BMW Mini Concept Comes in 2019, Specs N/A 03: Mercedes GLC F-Cell Comes in 2019, Range 271miles (electric range-50km), 197hp, electronically-limited top speed of 99 mph, price $55,000 04: Mercedes EQ Concept Comes in 2019, Range 310 miles, 400 hp, top speed 150mph, price $39,000 05: Audi Elaine Comes in 2019, range 311 miles, 429hp, price N/A 06: Honda Urban EV Comes in 2019, Specs N/A 07: Jaguar I-PACE Comes in 2018, Range 220 miles, 400hp, top speed 200mph 08: Hyundai Kona Comes in 2018, Range 217 miles, 177hp, top speed 160mph, price $39,000 09: Volvo Polestar One Comes in 2019, Electric Range 93 miles, 600hp combined(electric 218 hp) 10: 2018 Nissan Leaf Comes in 2018, range 150 miles, 174hp, top speed 93mph, price $29,990 You can watch Tesla’s new 2 models from this video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTtjFL2ejcQ Tesla Model 3 Specs Starting Range 220 miles, 258 hp, top speed 140mph, price $35,000.
We take a close look at the brand new Polestar 1, Volvo's stylish performance hybrid coupe
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interior Exterior 00:00 Full Review 02:03 Crash Test 09:01 2018 Volvo XC40 Overview Changing perceptions At first glance the 2018 Volvo XC40, which arrives in the U.S. in May next year, bucks the conventional wisdom about how a modern Volvo should look. There’s no studied elegance to the exterior surfaces, no calming Swedish zen to the interior ambience. Instead, there’s a pugnacious swagger to the XC40 inside and out, with forms, materials, and colors that are reminders that not all Scandinavian designs are a riff on birch wood and mid-century furniture. And that’s exactly what Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath intended. He says although the XC90 redefined Volvo for the 21st century, the XC40 provides an opportunity to further change the perception of Volvo and broaden the expression of the vehicles the company makes. “A family look doesn’t necessarily mean they all look like each other,” he says. The design language you see on the XC40 will be echoed on other small Volvos to be built on the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) underpinning this compact SUV. The XC40 is recognizably a Volvo, but it’s distinctively different from the larger 90 and 60 vehicles. The grille has evolved, and the Thor’s hammer daylight running lights given a racier look. The body side features crisp lines over the front and rear wheels and a deep concave section on the doors. At the rear is another variation of Volvo’s long-standing tradition of extending the taillights up the trailing edge of the rear-most pillars. Most controversial element of the XC40’s sheetmetal is the way the greenhouse is pulled dramatically upward at the rear. On cars painted a single color, the C-pillar can look bulky, but the vast majority of XC40s are likely to be ordered with either the white or black painted roof that will be standard, respectively, on the entry-level Momentum and midlevel R-Sport models. Inside, the XC40 is a similar mix of the familiar and the new. Volvo’s 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel—used in XC90 and XC60—will be standard across the XC40 range, as will the 9.0-inch infotainment screen in the center of the dash. The minor switchgear is also familiar fare, and like other new Volvos, the XC40 is started by way of twisting a knob on the center console. But the rest is fresh and impressively thought-through. Volvo has, for example, removed the speakers from the doors to allow storage space for laptop computers and tablets. Those ordering the top-of-the-range Harmon Kardon audio system will still get 13 speakers, including a subwoofer mounted at the base of the windshield, adjacent to the wipers, to further save space. The center console features somewhere to place your phone-and charge it inductively-as well as a cubby that can house a tissue box and a hinged flap to a “waste bin,” along with the requisite retinue of cupholders. A power rear tailgate is standard, along with power-folding rear seats. The load space floor can be folded in sections to access additional storage underneath. The rigid load space cover, which helps reduce noise, can be clipped into place under the floor when transporting tall objects. Although the interiors of the 90 and 60 family vehicles are characterized by the use of sophisticated colors and materials, the XC40 will offer bolder and unconventional alternatives, including the availability of orange carpet and felt on the floors and doors in R-Sport models. Decor packs include metals with architectural designs and even rubber with a stylized 3-D map showing parts of Volvo’s hometown of Gothenburg. Volvo’s new CMA hardware delivers more traditional front-drive proportions and packaging than the SPA platform used for the 90 and 60 family vehicles. The XC40’s dash-to-axle is therefore shorter, but rear-seat accommodation is reasonable for what is basically a high-riding C-segment hatchback. There’s just enough kneeroom for adults to sit behind a tall driver, but there’s plenty of foot and headroom. At 174.2 inches long overall, 73.3 inches wide, and 65.1inches tall, the XC40 is 10.3 inches shorter and 1.5 inches narrower than the XC60. The wheelbase is 106.3 inches—6.5 inches less than that of the XC60. Two versions of the XC40 will be available in the U.S. at launch, each available in two trim levels—Momentum and R-Sport. The all-wheel-drive T5 gets the 250-hp iteration of Volvo’s turbocharged inline-four under the hood, while the front-drive T4 gets a less powerful version of the engine. Entry-level Momentum trim models of the T4 and T5 will be priced at $33,200 and $35,200, respectively. 2017 Test Drive "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
MotoMan drives the 2018 Volvo S90 T8 PHEV – the first Volvo sedan with the ‘Twin Engine’ Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. However, there is something else different beyond Electrification which yields a surprising result as MotoMan takes the most fancy Volvo sedan to date uptown . . . For more information, see our 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 FIRST DRIVE REVIEW @ https://youtu.be/bM_9H5uEfSU - or - 2018 Volvo S90 T8 PHEV TECH REVIEW @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGkF_hW-Ex0 Check out our Volvo playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91qlWbt63KE&list=PLF6ek7dWy48o_7zL2afEVZ8D1K5F-2iEp Follow us at our socials to get *behind the scenes* video clips, pics and more: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MotoManTV Twitter - http://twitter.com/MotoManTV Instagram – http://instagram.com/motomantv MotoMan. Storyteller of Transport, Travel & Inspired People Download our MotoManTV App! iTunes/iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motomantv/id1049061634?mt=8 Google Play/Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.openpath.motoman&hl=en NEW MUSIC by Evan Schaeffer - https://soundcloud.com/evanschaeffer , Kevin MacLeod/incompetech.com & Jahzzar
In an effort to take the luxury electric car fight to Tesla, Volvo spun off its Polestar performance sub-brand into its own marque last year, with the first of three cars introduced in October: the Polestar 1 coupe. This 600-horsepower sports car makes its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show today, and as you can see, it packs one electrified punch.
Polestar has its own booth at the show, sitting snugly next to Volvo’s exhibition area, which marks the fledging brand’s first major auto show appearance. It only has one model for now, but Polestar promises two more EVs will follow in the next decade. The Polestar 2 will likely be an EV sedan or sportback, with the Polestar 3 confirmed by Volvo to be an SUV.
Two electric motors at the back of the Polestar 1 make a combined 218 horsepower with an estimated range of 93 miles on one charge. For more performance, the 2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine up front teams with those electric motors for the full 600. Polestar says this car has the longest range of any hybrid on the market.
The Polestar 1 also gets a “phone-as-key” system through an app on Apple or Android devices, allowing the driver to get into the car without a key. It also lets the driver authorize third parties to get into the vehicle for reasons such as servicing the car, fueling or charging it, or using one of the concierge services that sibling Volvo is trying to set up.
In person, the Polestar certainly has a modern and appealingly aggressive look. The company’s representatives pitch it as a Tesla alternative for people seeking a different aesthetic to their electrified joyride. The frameless windows are a nice touch, combining well with the bezel-less wing mirrors to recreate the hottest trend in smartphone displays on an automobile. The leather interior, subtly accented with a muted orange, is accompanied by a lot of shiny chrome widgets and controls (and it smells identical to the luxury sports cars that Polestar is trying to emulate).
The two Polestar 1 exhibits here in Geneva are production-class cars, but actual production of the Polestar 1 won’t start until the middle of next year, so there’s still a fair amount of time for eager buyers to wait. A new purpose-built Polestar Production Centre is currently being built in Chengdu, China, to make this hybrid speedster a reality.