25 Feb '17, 3pm

#Volvo #Polestar Hybrid Cars Will "Shake Up The Market" - Gas 2

#Volvo #Polestar Hybrid Cars Will "Shake Up The Market" - Gas 2

Polestar managed to boost horsepower and torque from the stock gasoline/electric Twin Engine powertrain by about 5%. After the tweaks, Volvo’s largest SUV was able to storm to 100 kph in 5.5 seconds. That is on par with Tesla Model X in standard trim. But things won’t stop there. Peter Martens Volvo’s R&D chief has indicated that Polestar powertrains in the future may have as much as 600 horsepower. “Polestar is going to come out with something very exciting and a little bit different,” Volvo UK managing director Jon Wakefield recently told Autocar. “We think it is going to shake up the market.”

Full article: http://gas2.org/2017/02/25/volvo-polestar-hybrid-cars-wil...

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