Polestar released on Tuesday its 2021 Annual Review and Sustainability report where it highlighted progress towards its ambitious climate goals. In 2021, Polestar reduced greenhouse gas-emissions per car sold by 6 percent through its focus on increased efficiency and use of renewable energy.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath commented the annual report saying: “2021 witnessed strong progress for Polestar, a brand that has only been fully operational for a little over 12 months. Beyond the physical growth of our brand footprint, our journey of implementing a digital-first, direct-to-consumer approach continued to gain momentum. Best of all, this activity has resulted in over 40,000 Polestar owners and drivers who now enjoy our cars across the world”.
“As we look to the future, I can’t help but feel excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We have announced our intention to list on Nasdaq New York in a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. In February we revealed an exciting concept car, the Polestar O2, an electric roadster. The reception we received from the press and the public was overwhelming! And just last month we announced a global, strategic partnership with Hertz for purchasing up to 65,000 Polestar cars over five years. The partnership will bring the amazing experience of driving an electric car to a wider audience. For many people it may be the first time they try an EV, and it will be a Polestar,” CEO said. Check Ingenlath’s statement here.
The electric vehicle maker aims to create a truly climate-neutral car by 2030, to halve carbon emissions per sold car between 2020 and 2030 and reach climate neutrality across its value chain by 2040.
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Last week, the company unveiled that the rating of its model Polestar 2 has been upgraded to ‘Good’ in the latest round of Assisted Driving (AD) gradings by Euro NCAP. Previously, in late 2021, the recognised leading safety testing institution rated the model’s AD as “moderate”. Since then, Polestar launched an Over-the-Air (OTA) software update that addressed “non-critical concerns raised by the organisation when originally tested”, the EV maker said.
Recently, Polestar Head of Sales and Business Operations in Ireland unveiled that just received the first units of Polestar 2. On April 3, the company announced that had arrived Ireland with its Polestar 2 model with a starting price of €54,500 as global expansion continues. Polestar also unveiled a four-week roadshow running from May 9th, starting in Dublin and moving on to Irish cities of Kilkenny, Cork and Galway.
The company recently announced that its model Polestar 2 is being updated with new solutions connected to climate impact and transparency, along with design detail and specification updates that allow for new visual expressions and improved efficiency.
Also last week, Polestar its first job vacancy for Portugal aiming to enter the country later this year. The electric vehicle maker is now looking for a Senior Key Account Manager Fleet. Among the tasks, the candidate will be responsible for the acquisition of new and support of existing national and international fleet customer and also for reaching the fleet targets. The company has currently 189 vacancies open worldwide including in China, Germany, Belgium, Australia and many more.