We did it. We bit the bullet, ripped off the bandage, and broke up with the conventions of the auto industry. And it’s like a weight has been lifted. We’re finally free to dive in with both feet and follow our ambitions, unfettered by tradition, unhindered by legacy.
We have a long to-do list. Now’s the time to start ticking things off, starting with these three:
1. Going All Electric: This is our first move. The Polestar 2 is our statement of intent: a premium vehicle, packed with design and technological innovations, which is entirely electric. We believe in electrification, and we’re all in.
2. Thinking Outside the Box: Next, we’re going to broaden our horizons by forming new partnerships and collaborating outside the industry. Like how we solved our issue with the user interface, for example.
3. Automotive Retail: Then, we’re tackling retail. We’re realising a number of ambitions with our approach, which will restore the joy to the whole purchasing process.
We’re not planning to dwell on the break-up. We’ve talked about our reasons for it and why we had to move on, which you can read about in detail the journals below. We’re moving on, we’re moving up, and we’re leading by example. We always knew there was a better way. Now, we’re going to show the world.
The journey towards more sustainable mobility has forced us to get off the beaten track. Not only was the traffic terrible, but it wasn’t getting us to where we need to go. Now, we’re entering uncharted territory. To help us navigate in a rapidly transforming world, we need a roadmap. An exponential roadmap.
The Polestar Design Contest features a truly expert jury. Polestar Head of Design Maximilian Missoni, Senior Design Manager Juan Pablo Bernal and Car Design Research Director Sam Livingstone are the ones who will evaluate every submission, pore over every detail, and ultimately determine the winners of the contest.