There once was a time when Polestar didn’t amount to much. Sure, it was known as Volvo’s performance division, but with the Swedish company mired in its own dire straits, nobody gave two cents about what Polestar could do. It’s refreshing to know that times sure have changed on that front. Volvo, now under the ownership of Chinese automaker Geely, has risen from the ashes to become a legitimate competitor in the premium car market. The brand’s success is also trickling down to Polestar, which is on the verge of becoming its own standalone electric sports car brand.