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2021 Polestar 2

Polestar Cars has just announced the formal pricing of the Swedish brand’s first pure electric car, the 2021 Polestar 2. The electric performance fastback has an MSRP of $59,900 in the United States.

The MSRP of the Polestar 2 is below state incentive thresholds in critical markets such as California and New York. Additionally, this price enables state rebates of approximately $2,000 in certain states*, for total tax incentives of up to $9,500 when combined with the federal electric vehicle tax credit.**

“We are quite enthusiastic to announce the U.S. pricing for the Polestar 2,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA. “The MSRP is lower than we originally targeted, and will be extended to all of our current reservation holders.”

“With an online purchase option, lower pricing, considerable tax incentives, and production already underway, the Polestar 2 is well-positioned for a successful entry into the U.S. market,” continued Hembrough. 

Polestar also announced option pricing for the Polestar 2 depending on which add ons someone hopes to add to the car. The performance pack comes in at $5,000 and the Nappa Leather Interior is priced at $4,000. The stunning 20-inch Alloy Wheels and the Metallic Paint Colors both come in at $1,200.

This vehicle is priced in the same range as the 2021 Tesla models that have been released. The 2021 Tesla Model Y is starting at $49,990 and the 2021 Tesla Model S is priced beginning at $69,420. The current average price for an electric car is around $55,600, so the Polestar 2 falls right on par with this average. 

The Polestar 2 arrives with 408 hp and 487 lb.-ft. of torque, very powerful for an electric car. The vehicle also features all-wheel drive and a 78 kWh battery pack, which enables considerable EV range. The car has an MPGe of 96 in the city and 88 on the highway.

The Polestar 2 is also the first car in the world to feature a built-in infotainment system powered by Android, featuring voice command via the Google Assistant, Google Maps with EV charging support and app downloads via the Google Play Store. The car features innovative technology throughout. The interior of the hatchback is modern yet minimal creating an opulent feel for passengers.  

The Polestar 2, which began production in late March, has already begun delivery to U.S. reservation holders in summer 2020. With a digital retail model, the Polestar 2 is available to purchase on Polestar.com.

In order to replace car dealerships, the brand will soon open physical retail showrooms—Polestar Spaces—where non-commissioned Polestar Specialists will be able to assist customers with product information and test drives. Polestar Spaces are designed specifically to allow people to explore the cars without the pressure of committing to a purchase. The first of these locations have opened in California and New York as of late summer 2020, and the next additional locations are currently set to open in Denver and Austin. 

The Polestar 2 is available for sale in all 50 states and Polestar will announce lease and retail finance options for the vehicle in the near future.

In the pursuit of accelerating sustainable mobility, Polestar, the electric performance car brand, today released a multi-episode video series featuring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac. A champion for climate justice, Isaac delves deeper into Polestar innovations which aim to improve today’s society, and that of the future.

In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, “Making aNew” is a five-part mini docuseries which seeks the truths behind Polestar’s ethos and advancements in sustainability, electrification and performance. The video series is available to view today at www.polestar.com/us/making-anew.

“As the automotive world moves to electrification, important terms such as sustainability and clean energy are becoming generic slogans with diminished meaning,” said Oscar Isaac. “After learning about the company, I feel better about driving a Polestar because the brand is transparent about how its cars are produced, accountable for its impact on the planet and taking action to truly offset the footprint of its vehicles.”

Since the launch of the brand in 2017, Polestar has become synonymous with the development of new technologies, harnessing refined performance and incorporating unconventional materials in the development of its vehicles.

More recently, the brand began publishing detailed climate impact reports of its electric vehicles as they leave the production line, aiming to be the most transparent company in the automotive industry. As a proof point of this pledge, Polestar has published a full lifecycle analysis of the Polestar 2 Electric Fastback, and will release its first annual sustainability report in March of this year.

“We are determined to be the guiding star for our industry, accelerating the shift to more sustainable mobility. Innovation, clean energy, circular materials and transparency are areas of particular focus. A great example of this is the use of blockchain to improve the accountability of our cobalt supply chain,” said Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability at Polestar. “Collaborating with visible activists like Oscar, who are as passionate about carbon-neutrality as we are, will help raise awareness and understanding, paving the path for a more sustainable future.”

About Polestar

 

Polestar is the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Established in 2017, Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and retails its vehicles in ten global markets across Europe and North America, and in China.

Polestar produces two electric performance cars. Polestar 1 is a low-volume electric performance hybrid GT with a carbon fiber body, 609 hp, 738 ft.-lb. and an electric-only range of 60 miles – the longest of any hybrid car in the world. The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is the company’s first fully electric, high volume car. Polestar 2 launched in 2020 with an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain that produces 408 hp and 487 ft.-lb., with a maximum range of 233 miles EPA (292 miles WLTP).

In the future, the Polestar 3 electric performance SUV will join the portfolio, as well as the Precept – a design study vehicle released in 2020 that is slated for future production. Precept showcases the brand’s future vision in terms of sustainability, digital technology and design.

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*All tax information is current as of April 15, 2020. Government incentives are for informational purposes only and subject to change without notice, nor are within Polestar’s control. Incentive programs are offered and administered by government agencies. Eligibility and availability vary. Visit your state program’s website for the most up-to-date information on availability and redemption requirements. Your eligibility for income tax credits depends on your personal tax situation. Polestar encourages consulting with your tax advisor for details.

 

**The IRS offers a Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit of up to $7,500 on the purchase of qualifying vehicles. This is not tax advice. Consult your own tax advisor for details.

Sprayground x Star Wars

The global innovative streetwear brand, Sprayground, is calling on all Star WarsTM fans as it unveils an exciting collaboration. Inspired by the Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian, which is now playing on Disney+, the company released a backpack to help fans get excited for the launch of Mando Mondays

Sprayground focuses on creating accessories, backpacks and influential streetwear fashion. It’s no secret that when it comes to backpacks and accessories, Sprayground is at the forefront of high-quality and unique design, and on the must-have list for many people across the globe. This Star Wars’ collaboration backpack brings enthusiasm to fans of Star Wars with a new design inspired by the fan-favorite character, the Child. 

In collaboration with Lucasfilm, Sprayground has developed a unique backpack that celebrates the Child, as well as showcases Sprayground’s infamous and collectible ‘shark mouth’ art piece which can be seen on the background canvas of the backpack. 

Just in time for the release of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian’s second season coming October 30, fans are able to get their hands on this fresh new backpack. The backpack features the Child which fans have dubbed Baby Yoda, a character that quickly became a star of the show. 

Sprayground, as always, has ensured that functionality is the highest-quality in their pieces and this bag is no different. It has designated partitions for USB sticks, wires and cables, a laptop, and other accessories that can be securely stored in zipped compartments. This functionality makes this bag perfect for the fashion-forward, Star Wars lovers and for those that are always on the go. 

The backpack is also complete with a conveniently placed velour pouch perfect for a pair of glasses, pencil case, or your favorite Star Wars­-inspired gear, offering conveniences for all fans.

Founder and creative director, David Ben David said, “This was such an exciting collection for us. It’s the first time we have collaborated with Lucasfilm, which for me and many others is such an iconic brand. I am super humbled to have the opportunity and we’re all excited to release this collection for fans of The Mandalorian and Sprayground alike.”

 The backpack retails at $65 and is available from October 26, 2020, on Sprayground’s website.

“The Mandalorian” – Season 2 Release Date

The Mandalorian” and Baby Yoda are on their way back to our homes.

The official Twitter account for the show announced Wednesday that the second season would premiere on Disney+ Oct. 30.

After premiering its first season in 2019, “The Mandalorian” became the most popular show to stream in the world. It stole the hearts of “Star Wars” fans who were hoping for something more grounded after the mixed reception of the new theatrical trilogy.

Since its release it has topped 60.5 million streams. Season one currently holds a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, both among critics and audience members. It also picked up 15 Primetime Emmy nominations, including ones for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Giancarlo Esposito and Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for Taika Waititi.

Those eagerly awaiting the second season can expect to see Giancarlo Esposito and the Darksaber after Baby Yoda and his mysterious gift. We’ll also be treated to Rosario Dawson as the classic “Clone Wars” character, Ahsoka Tano and Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett.

In April, Variety reported that “The Mandalorian” had already been renewed for a third season. The “Star Wars” fandom never rests, but without a theatrically released film on Disney’s release calendar right now, “The Mandalorian” will have to scratch that itch.

Numskull Collectible Pin Collection

Pin King fans everywhere, Numskull has launched the must-have collection featuring the best and most-wanted pop culture brands around. Get your jackets, bags, snapbacks and shelves at the ready and embrace yourself for the best collection to date.

This collection is the ultimate feast of favorite brands including: Fortnite, Destiny, Resident Evil, Friends, Back to the Future, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Hatsune Miku, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, and IT Chapter 2!

Such brands deserve the highest quality and these hard enamel pins deliver to ensure they grab attention. To emphasize the collectability, each brand has its own uniquely numbered volume.

The pins do vary in shapes and sizes and come fixed to a stylish backing card, perfect for displaying.

And this is just the start- there are many more amazing brands to come later this year, plus a Christmas collection is coming to town – be good and all will be revealed soon!

Watch the trailer for the collection here and shop it here.

Marvel

Marvel Debut Titles

The action-packed stories of Aero and Sword Master, Marvel’s breakout heroes, will continue in the coming months with AERO #10-12 and SWORD MASTER #10-12. These previously announced issues will be available both in print and digitally so readers everywhere can see the startling climax of these beloved new heroes’ first solo adventures. Don’t miss the exciting return of AERO and SWORD MASTER and be on the lookout for more news about these beloved new heroes as they take their place in the greater Marvel Universe!

“From the day they debuted, Aero and Sword Master instantly resonated with readers and have seen their popularity grow as their adventures have brought them deeper into the Marvel mythos,” Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “I’m thrilled that their comics will be coming back and setting up the next chapter of the wind walker and blade bearer’s heroic journeys.”

Brought to you by an all-star lineup of local creators, writers Zhou Liefen and Shuizhu with artists Keng and Gunji, AERO, and SWORD MASTER blend treasured elements of Chinese culture with the beloved storytelling Marvel is known for. These hit series have garnered millions of readers, making the wind manipulating Aero and the mystical sword-wielding Sword Master two of Marvel’s most promising heroes. See below for new on-sale dates for future issues of their debut series and keep your eye out for big news about upcoming Aero and Sword Master adventures!

Looking to discover more about the exciting origins of Aero and Sword Master? Check out the trailers for AERO VOL. 1: BEFORE THE STORM TPB and SWORD MASTER VOL. 1: WAR OF THE ANCIENTS, on sale now!

To learn more about Marvel’s comic book release schedule, visit HERE and be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at comicshoplocator.com or by visiting marvel.com/lovecomicshops.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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Burger King VS McDonald’s

Burger King and McDonald’s are at it again. Burger King Finland places outdoor ads outside its competitors restaurants promising free delivery – if you set your order’s pickup location to a McDonald’s restaurant.

“Nearly every district in Helsinki has a McDonald’s restaurant. Sadly Burger King is not quite as common. We feel for the whopper-less city dwellers of these regions. We know how it feels like to yearn for the taste of our juicy flame-grilled burgers. But lucky for them, there’s an easy fix”, says Kaisa Kasila, Brand Manager of Burger King.

Burger King turns local McDonald’s into their delivery hot-spots. Helsinkians can order out Burger King and pick up their order from their nearest McDonald’s restaurants free of charge from the 29th of June to the 1st of July.

A local food delivery and takeout app Wolt (similar to UberEats) is in with the prank.

Burger King and McDonald’s have created a global prank war. Earlier this year in Scandinavia Burger King made “The Moldy Whopper” – a small jab at McDonald’s. The experiment wasn’t tasty, but more of a unique way to show how the classic burger is free of artificial preservatives.

And just because nothing is sacred, Burger King has pulled pranks on other franchises as well, like Star Wars.

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July’s New Marvel Comics

Marvel Unlimited expands this July! See all that the summer expansion includes below

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 27,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles on your web browser and mobile app. This month, Marvel Unlimited offers new issues a comic fanatic could only dream of.

For example, Luke Skywalker meets his father in Star Wars #1, the debut issue from the next installment of Marvel’s Star Wars saga. July also brings Iron Man #1! Artificial Intelligences present a clear and present danger and must be brought to heel! The Robot Rebellion has begun, and Iron Man: Arno Stark will stop at nothing to protect humanity. Later in the month, be prepared for a brand-new volume from fan-favorite cosmic misfits with Guardians Of The Galaxy #1.

In addition to those three exciting comics, there are many, many, more coming to Marvel Unlimited members this summer. Members also have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, and Hulk. You can become a Marvel Unlimited member here and if you’re new to comics Marvel Unlimited has an expertly guided reading list section to help you uncover the best parts of the Marvel Universe for you. If you’re looking into how to support your local comic book shops, Marvel can help you with that here.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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Marvel: June Expansion

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 27,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the award-winning Marvel Unlimited mobile app.

And, now you can follow Marvel Unlimited on Twitter and Facebook! Stay tuned in to weekly announcements, updates, articles, and more, all at @MarvelUnlimited. Follow us today to join the conversation with thousands of fellow fans and comic readers, and let us know what you’re reading!

This month, DR. STRANGE is in, with a new ongoing series that follows his medical and mystical mysteries after his surgical skills are restored. Wrapping up? Fan-favorite Star Wars series STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA and STAR WARS: TARGET VADER, both on our Best Star Wars Stories. Plus, the first issue from STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN, a limited series that follows Ben Solo’s fall… toward his embrace of the Dark Side as an agent of the First Order.

In addition to new monthly comics, Marvel Unlimited will also continue to offer iconic comic book stories, including complete runs and acclaimed arcs, for FREE! Visit here for the complete list of titles, spotlighting the work of incredible Black writers and artists throughout Marvel history.

To access Marvel Unlimited’s free comics offering, download or update the Marvel Unlimited app for iOS or Android at the respective Apple and Google Play app stores, and click “Free Comics” on the landing screen. No payment information or trial subscriptions will be required for the selection of free comics. To see the full list of free titles available this month, please visit marvel.com.

With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the other binge-worthy Marvel titles hitting MU in June.

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Hulk, and more! Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad®, and on select Android™ devices.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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Arriving on the 8th Floor of the Cash Money conference room with Buffalo Wild Wings in tow, the young buck speaks about his life back home with entourage. “They look up to me, I keep them boys with me.” Aware of his influence, he constantly exposes them to new cities and possibilities. For some, having never left Orlando, 9lokkNine asserts, “People I use to look up to, look up to me now.“

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