Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021
We are back at our favourite festival, the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Held every July at Goodwood House, the festival was one of the first major events to take place in the UK, so we needed to mark the occasion in style. With 150,000 visitors we created the unique opportunity to get closer than ever before to three cars that embody our vision of design and electric mobility, our past, present, and future. Both at the First Glance Paddock and the legendary Goodwood Hillclimb.
Two vehicles had their UK debut. The Precept and the Polestar 1 in "Sun". The precept shows our direction from a Design, technology, and sustainability standpoint, and while the weather didn't entirely match the colour of our special Polestar 1, the excitement around the car was in no way dampened!
We also surprised everyone with the Experimental Polestar 2, which pushes the limits of Polestar 2 that little bit further.
Over 230 people took a Polestar 2 test drive at the event, and we invited over 400 of our customers to the show over the 4 days to engage and talk to them about their experience with owning a Polestar.
During the Hillclimb, passengers could experience the power and precision of both Polestar 1 and 2.
“Polestar 2 is already a wonderfully dynamic car and we have spent thousands of hours fine-tuning its driving characteristics. The new [Experimental Polestar 2] chassis set-up for Goodwood has really taken it to the next level” commented Polestar’s lead chassis engineer, Joakim Rydholm, who piloted the Experimental Polestar 2.
It was great to be back at our favourite motorsport festival!
Polestar at the Met Gala
Few things occupy the space where design, art, and innovation meet as naturally as fashion. The runway is a known environment for true experimentation, showcasing new techniques, materials, and design philosophies to audiences eager to see what’s next and what’s still in the realm of fantasy. The Met Gala, colloquially known as “fashion’s big night out”, is where the who’s who of this world congregate. And to meet up at this meeting of minds, participants took another thing that’s perfectly at home in the middle of the Venn diagram of design, art, and innovation: Polestar 2.
All aboard: the Polestar referral programme
Enthusiasm is contagious. Upon discovering a new hobby, restaurant, or band that you cannot get enough of, the urge to spread the word to friends and family is never far behind. After all, sharing is caring. The path towards greater electric mobility is indeed a journey of shared excitement. And we know that getting behind the wheel of an EV can have the same impact. Which is why we’re launching the Polestar referral programme.