Polestar to the people.
That was the reason behind the open Q&A session which took place in Oslo’s Odeon Cinema on Thursday, January 16th. There’s no doubt we’ve made a splash in Norway, with the majority of our Polestar 2 customers (and our first European space) calling the Scandinavian nation home. But not all of our Norwegian customers can make the trip to our Gothenburg headquarters.
But they can make it to Vitaminveien 27.
So, we headed to Oslo to hold a town-hall-style evening. CEO Thomas Ingenlath, Head of Design Max Missoni, Head of R&D Hans Pehrson, and Head of Global Sales Mike Whittington made up the panel, which fielded questions from roughly 500 Polestar customers. Topics ranged from delivery to financing and everything in between.
Questions were answered. Discussions were had. And the crowd went wild (by Norwegian standards).
Perspective is everything. Travelling by plane is a blast for those who have only ever travelled by car. It’s mundane for astronauts. Electric driving is clearly the superior experience in our opinion. But we make electric cars. How do former petrol-heads feel about it? Android developers with an interest in driving? People who take road trips from Bavaria to Schleswig-Holstein and back, with a brief detour in Finland? What are their thoughts on Polestar 2?
The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.
A core principle of sustainability is future-proofing. Keeping items in use saves energy and reduces waste, as they’re thrown away or replaced less often. There are any number of ways to ensure a product doesn’t become obsolete. Durable materials. Timeless design. And OTA software updates, like the latest one available for Polestar 2.