Polestar: “Making cars electrically, is not the end, it’s just a start.”


Polestar does not just want to see his electric cars on the street, but can also prove with a good conscience which climate effects cause this. Already last year you started and now continues. One seeks to achieve the highest possible transparency in the automotive industry. Polestar therefore publishes all the details about the CO2 footprint of his latest models.

The Swedish manufacturer of electric vehicles is convinced that the automotive industry should be a driving force in the transition to sustainable mobility and that transparency is an important factor in this. Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) take into account a number of factors in the life cycle of a car – from the supply chain to production to recycling – and summarize this climate impact in an easy-to-understand number. This allows consumers to make fast and informed decisions when buying a car.

In the long run, Polestar wants to build an electric car, which is traveling from kilometer 0 climate-friendly. Accordingly, the corresponding vehicle project also carries the title Polestar 0. Already today, the company releases the CO2E footprint and the traceable risk materials of the insertion version of the Polestar 2 as part of a product sustainability statement. With the presentation and introduction of the new single motor variants of the Polestar 2 you have updated this lineup.

“Carmaker must take full responsibility. Every week there is a new announcement that a car manufacturer takes the way towards electrification. But driving electrically alone, is not enough. Making cars electric is not the end, it’s just a beginning. We have to be honest and transparent.”- Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO

In order to allow comparability over the entire industry stugs Polestar to use their own methodology for determining the CO2 balance sheet. This provides Volvo’s Perfomance brand freely and also demands other vehicle manufacturers to join and provide more transparency. Recent investigations show that only every fourth consumer automotive manufacturers trust that they are transparent and act in the best interest of society. In addition, more than half of consumers calls for more transparency and the ability to compare the CO2 footprint of cars. The acceptance of an industry-wide standard could be the key here.

In detail, the current life cycle analysis has found that the new Polestar 2 Variants – Long Range Single Motor and Standard Range Single Motor – leave the factory with a CO2 footprint between 24 and 25 tonnes of CO2 – a number that remains unchanged during the usage phase. When the car is loaded with eco flow. The footprint of the existing long range dual motor has previously been given in 2020 with 26.2 tonnes of CO2.

“We are working on net zero production emissions, but our ecico shows that Polestar 2 is already a climate solution. EV technology ensures that a car causes less than half of the CO2 emissions of a comparable gasoline car when loaded with green energy, “says Fredrika Klaren, Head of Sustainability at Polestar.

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2 thoughts on “Polestar: “Making cars electrically, is not the end, it’s just a start.””

  1. Polestar makes much more correct.
    Above all, they are perceived as Europeans, as a Volvo subsidiary, regardless of manufacturing in China.
    This makes enormously much for the image and thus also for acceptance and readiness in Germany and beyond. hats off.

  2. Good gracious. Polestar is a Chinese company point. What to do with Germany should be Weis der Geier. We live in a globalized world there are no German or Spanish or whatever vehicles. But please, “I’m building the world as she likes me”.


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