Polestar’s 2022 Design Contest Centers Sustainability

The theme for this year's contest for student and professional designers is "performance"

When we spoke with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath and Head of Design Max Missoni about their inaugural Design Contest in 2020, the duo looked to pure, distilled concepts that evolve Polestar‘s philosophy. Now, for their third edition, the Swedish automotive brand seeks to envision the future of sustainability. The theme for the 2022 Design Concept is “performance” and the brief, as the brand states, is …

Volkswagen Starts Construction on a Massive Cell Factory

In Salzgitter, Germany, Volkswagen has just broken ground on a new cell factory where approximately 500,000 batteries will be produced per year for their electric vehicles, beginning in 2025. This is the first factory in a line-up of four more that the carmaker has planned for their “global battery offensive” which will produce facilities in a similar manner to the one in Germany (and in …

Designing the New 2022 Rivian R1S

We speak with the director of exterior design and chief engineer about developing the new electric SUV

The electric vehicle brand Rivian continues to impress car enthusiasts thanks to its performance, technology and materials. Compared with other EV brands and legacy carmakers in the space, Rivians don’t look quite like anything else on the road—a fact that’s somewhat surprising considering the company’s CEO, RJ Scaringe, is renowned for being pragmatic. We recently took the brand’s 2022 R1S SUV for a drive and found …