Unveiling The Polestar 3 Electric SUV

Digging into the design of the Swedish carmaker's new anchor vehicle

“The Polestar 3 is the anchor, the car that is the core of our brand,” says Thomas Ingenlath, the company’s CEO, in Copenhagen this week at the vehicle’s world premier. While Polestar is now five years old and this is their third production model, it’s really the first to be designed and built entirely within the company as previous models were germinated at Volvo before …

Test Drive: Volvo C40 Recharge EV

An electrified Swedish design statement that's a pleasure to drive

“Form follows function” is a widely adopted design philosophy and the core ethos at Volvo Cars. Their utilitarian vehicles offer minimal flourish and embody the notion that luxury can be derived from simplicity. The new C40 Recharge electric vehicle at first challenges this philosophy with a more aggressive design than we’re used to from the Swedish manufacturer: in this case, flourish is part of its …

Hybrit Makes “Green Steel” Without Coal

While traditional ore-based steel manufacturing uses coking coal and creates approximately 8% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, Swedish venture Hybrit replaces coal with “renewable electricity and hydrogen” to make their “green steel.” Hybrit is owned by Nordic and US-based steelmaker SSAB (which currently accounts for “10% of Sweden’s and 7% of Finland’s carbon dioxide emissions”), as well as state-owned utility Vattenfall and miner LKAB. …