Polestar separate, under Volvo, or not at all?

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Polestar separate, under Volvo, or not at all?

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I'm confused about the Polestar "brand". My impression listening to EV News Daily is that it's a separate marque now, but some articles make me think that maybe it's a sort of "tag", like "sports" or a Mazda model number starting with M instead of C. Let me know what the consensus is, and I'll change the forums as appropriate.

Maybe they are separate brands/marques now, but some models are still Volvos, merely "engineered by Polestar", while others will be branded Polestars.

Maybe it's like Toyota and Lexus; most people realise that Lexus is made by Toyota, but it represents an extra step up in luxury and performance, and so warrants the separate branding. I have Toyota and Lexus in separate forums.

[ Edit: Oops. My example turned out to be a petrol model. Removed that example. ]
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Re: Polestar separate, under Volvo, or not at all?

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Do we need separate forums for every model, some of which will only have half a dozen posts a month?
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Chuq wrote: Fri, 07 May 2021, 14:38 Do we need separate forums for every model, some of which will only have half a dozen posts a month?
I think we need one per "brand" or "marque". Perhaps the differentiator can be a logo: different logo, different forum. I think forums can have an image associated with them, so each can have their own logo.

We could have a different sub-forum for each model, but I think that might be going too far. Then again, if you have say a VW ID-4, then do you really care about discussions about tyres / floor mats / windscreens etc that are particular to the e-Golf or the ID-5 or the ID-Buzz? Then again, someone who likes VWs and hasn't decided which one to choose might have to wade through a heap of sub-forums. Maybe we should have sub-forums, but make it clear that they are only to be used for posts that pertain to that model only.

Hopefully, this will become clearer with time.
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