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Polestar is recalling all electric cars produced so far

The Volvo subsidiary Polestar got off to a successful start this year with its first own electric car, but has now suffered a setback. According to the Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri the company is recalling all of the Polestar 2 mid-size sedans that have been delivered to date. The reason for this is a software bug.

A total of almost 2,200 Polestar 2s that have been delivered since the official European launch in July have had to go to the workshop, according to the report. This is necessary because several vehicles have suffered a loss of performance and they have stopped operating. That also happened while driving. "There were no accidents or personal injuries," said a spokesman for the manufacturer of Dagens Industri quoted. "The brakes, the steering and other systems" would work as intended.

Upon request from a spokeswoman for Polestar Germany said that the recall was a voluntary, "safety precaution" measure. In some vehicles, "a software discrepancy in the battery energy control module was found which in very rare cases can lead to a loss of drive". Only three such cases are known to Polestar worldwide. In Germany, the responsible Federal Motor Transport Authority had already been informed. The error will now be corrected by a software update. To do this, the vehicles would have to be brought to a manufacturer's service point. The affected customers are currently being informed and an appointment is being organized.

Polestar was previously positioned as a tuner for Volvo models, but now offers its own cars. The brand produces Stromer exclusively; the Polestar 2, which was launched after the Polestar 1 hybrid coupé, is the Swedes' first purely battery-powered car. The long-legged electric sedan has also been handed over to customers in Germany since the end of August. Polestar relies on online sales, while “Polestar Spaces” are being set up in major cities to serve as showrooms. Local customers receive the electric cars they have ordered online in advance at one of seven delivery facilities in Germany. Like its service centers, Polestar operates these together with partners from the Volvo network.

The Polestar 2, which is available from 57,900 euros at the start, has an all-wheel drive with 300 kW (408 hp) output, the sprint to 100 km / h is done in 4.7 seconds. A maximum of 205 km / h is possible. The energy for the propulsion is provided by a 78 kWh battery mounted in the vehicle floor, and according to the WLTP standard, a range of 470 kilometers is possible with one charge. According to the provider, the demand for the Polestar 2 is greater than expected, and in some countries the model is already sold out for 2020.

Via: Reuters & Dagens Industri
Tags: recall, software, Volvo Polestar 2Company: Volvo Polestar
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