Akebono's high performance brakes chosen for new Volvo Polestar 1 hybrid

Nov 2, 2017   Tier Suppliers

Akebono Brake Industry has announced that its 6-pot calipers and disc brake pads are used at the front of the Polestar 1, the Electric Performance Hybrid coupe of Polestar, Volvo Car Group's performance brand.

The disc calipers which are supplied to Volvo are 6-pot aluminium mono block opposed calipers developed for high-end and high-performance vehicles. With akebono's high performance pads, the front brakes provide superior stopping performance at high speed, under severe load and high temperature, along with comfort which is required for premium vehicles.

"It is an honour for us that our product was introduced as one of four appeal points of the Polestar 1 at the launch ceremony. We will make the best effort to supply high performance and high quality products to Polestar," Hisatara Nobumoto, Chairman, President & CEO, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. commented.

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