Polestar Plans Climate Neutral Car by 2030
In Polestar’s first annual review, published on 07 April 2021, the Swedish electric performance car brand announced its moonshot goal to create the first truly climate neutral car by 2030. Polestar CEO Mr Thomas Ingenlath said “Offsetting is a cop out. By pushing ourselves to create a completely climate-neutral car, we are forced to reach beyond what is possible today. We will have to question everything, innovate and look to exponential technologies as we design towards zero. Consumers are a huge driving force in the shift to a sustainable economy. They need to be given the right tools to make informed and ethical decisions. This makes things very clear. Today, Polestar 2 leaves the factory gates with a carbon footprint. In 2030 we want to present a car that does not.”
Polestar’s Head of Sustainability Fredrika Klarén said “We’re electric, so we don’t have to worry about combustion engines producing toxic emissions, but that doesn’t mean our job is done. We will now work to eradicate all emissions stemming from production. Now is a historic and exciting time for car makers, an opportunity to seize the moment, do better and dare to build the dream of climate-neutral, circular and beautiful cars.”
Climate action is already being incorporated throughout the Polestar business, and climate targets are integrated in the Polestar employee bonus system.