Clarifications with Klarén: redefining premium materials
We’re committed to driving the change towards a climate-neutral future, a new era of sustainable electric mobility. But such change will not occur if we rely on the same old paradigms, the same old tune. Or materials.
Change, however, doesn't have to mean compromise, a choice of a great in car experience or the environment. We believe that sustainable materials can create new design opportunities and redefine the meaning of premium.
The outcome: Polestar 2. The car features vegan upholstery as standard, its interior features recycled plastics and panels made from reconstructed wood. And for future production models, we’ve already identified a range of new, innovative solutions. Because, as we said, the same old tune won’t work. Sustainability needs a new soundtrack.
Polestar Head of Sustainability Fredrika Klarén clarifies it all above.
The Hydro chair: a glimpse into the future
Many have tried to imagine what the future might look like. Flying cars, holograms, and interstellar travel have all been considered. And a lot of silver and grey, for some reason. When we try to envision a sustainable future, though, it tends to look a bit different. Greener. Now, that vision has been realised in the shape of the chair. One that’s both silver and green.
Cleaner air and cleaner streets on Earth Day
April 22nd, 2022 marks the 52nd anniversary of the global environmental movement known as Earth Day. Launched in America in 1970, it was (in part) a reaction to the massive consumption of leaded gas for automobiles, and the air pollution that followed.