Interview: Polestar’s Design Director on The Stunning Precept Concept

Max Missoni on the philosophy behind the bold decisions that define the vehicle

The Precept, from Polestar (Volvo’s electric vehicle testbed and sister brand), represents not just an embrace of technology, but also a reshuffling and reimagining of the concept of luxury itself. Austere and future-forward, the car (which was poised to be unveiled at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show) follows in CEO Thomas Ingenlath’s mission statement that EV design should move away from what he calls …

GM’s $20 Billion Pledge to Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

For over a century, GM has produced vehicles with a reliance on non-eco-friendly fuel sources. But, in an effort to compete with newcomers like Tesla and Rivian, the carmaker plans to spend $20+ billion on new all-electric and autonomous vehicles through 2025, when at least 20 new models will have rolled off the line. At an unveiling, GM representatives touted future models with ranges of …

Torching Arctic Ice in Porsche’s First All-Electric Car

A vehicle that dominates what would otherwise be an unforgiving environment

“The amount of torque in this car will simply obliterate the ice,” an instructor at the Porsche Ice Experience tells us. “So please try not to stomp on the accelerator.” We’re in the Taycan Turbo S, Porsche’s first ever all-electric vehicle. This is a revolution for the Stuttgart-based automaker—a four-door sedan using two electric motors that individually power the front and rear axles. If maximum …