Volvo is taking aggressive steps to secure its future as an electric car maker. Not only has it announced its Polestar performance division will now be its own brand dedicated to electrified performance cars, but Volvo itself will go all electric beginning in 2019.
GM has similar domination plans with electric cars, too. It plans to be the first automaker to turn a profit on EVs and continues to push its money-losing Chevrolet Bolt EV across the United States. GM has also hinted the Bolt EV’s underpinnings will likely show up elsewhere, too.
But, does GM have any business building performance-oriented electric cars? That’s something we’d like you to discuss.
Polestar will be responsible for tuning and tweaking the internal combustion engine side of things when it comes to plug-in hybrids. Volvo will largely be responsible for the batteries. We think Chevrolet could handily do something similar with the Volt.
However, Chevrolet doesn’t have much equity in performance hybrids and electric cars. Tesla reigns supreme with its P90 D, but with Volvo’s Chinese funding, it’s likely Polestar will cook up some pretty significant performance as well.
So, should GM get in the business of producing a performance electric car? Vote in our poll and discuss down below if you feel compelled.