Report: Polestar prepping some hot shot Volvos with diesel-electric propulsion

Polestar is stepping up their game with Volvo as word from AutoCar is that the performance brand is seeking to expand their offerings, after speaking with Polestar’s head-honcho, Hans Baath.

According to the report, Polestar will be getting directly involved with the development of Volvo’s latest Drive-E technology and engines. The goal of Volvo’s Drive-E tech is to feature small engines displacing no more than 2.0L. This implies that Volvo’s current connection with straight-fives and sixes will soon be a thing of the past, despite the fact that current Polestar Volvo’s use the automaker’s Ford-sourced inline-six and Yamaha-sourced V8s–what a shame.

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The new Volvos may even use performance turbodiesel engines. Either way, the idea is to have the traditional internal combustion power going to the front while the electric motors sit at the back, providing power for the rear wheels. That said, the Polestar treatment is expected to expand beyond the V60 and S60.

Source: AutoCar

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