Dual flow valve dampers to be an option on Polestar 2


The latest dynamics news regarding the all-electric Polestar 2 five-door fastback, due for launch in early 2020, is that its developers – Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding – have selected a vehicle ride technology supplier. The partners have decided upon Ӧhlins brand DFV (dual flow valve) adjustable front struts and rear shock absorbers for the car’s performance package. These dampers will enable Polestar 2 drivers to tailor chassis damping and ride quality to the road conditions, their driving style and other variables.

For details of the car’s stablemate, the Polestar 1, see HERE.The development of Polestar 1 included trialling 20 different anti-roll bars – 10 different thicknesses for each axle – in order to achieve a predictable handling balance. The setup is pictured below.

Tenneco acquired Öhlins Racing, a Swedish technology company that develops premium suspension systems and components for the automotive and motorsport industries, in January 2019. The addition of Öhlins Racing enhances Tenneco’s portfolio with a range of premium OE and Öhlins-branded aftermarket automotive and motorsports performance products.

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