Polestar is back! Electric car brand confirmed for NZ
After occupying local market ‘forbidden fruit’ status for a few years, electric car specialists Polestar have confirmed that they will be establishing themselves in New Zealand.
Polestar heading downunder
It started life as an independent racing team, got bought by Volvo to become the brands official racing team, then became the performance sub-brand for Volvo road cars and finally became a car maker in its own right under Geely ownership.
Polestar coming to NZ
Premium electric car brand is expected to operate on an importer basis, with local partners yet to be confirmed.
Polestar 2 coming to Australia and New Zealand
Polestar has announced it will launch its all-electric Polestar 2 in the Australian and New Zealand markets, as well as South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Toyota teases electric SUV
Toyota will launch its X Prologue electric SUV on March 17. No details are yet available, with media pondering whether it’s a single model or a series.
Is this Toyota’s first electric car? New vehicle teased
Toyota has released a mysterious new image of what it calls the ‘X Prologue’. Speculation about the model is has been running rampant online, with most suggesting that it is set to be Toyota’s first EV.
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Kia offers glimpse of electric future
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Hyundai aiming for ‘large scale’ hydrogen vehicle adoption in NZ
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Volkswagen boss doesn’t think hydrogen is a proper EV rival
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Peugeot rebrands ahead of EVs landing in New Zealand
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