It’s important to listen to the experts. Not to invalidate the opinions of others, but experts, by definition, know what they’re talking about.
And though Norway in general could be considered a nation of EV experts, (in fact, the Norwegian public has already awarded Polestar 2 the People’s Choice award), it’s of interest to hear what a panel of experts would think.
As it turns out, they share the same mindset. Polestar 2 has just received Norway’s Car of the Year award. Held by Norwegian publication Dagbladet in conjunction with the above award, the jury consists of journalists and EV association members. In other words, experts. “The switch to all electric is hard, it’s happening fast, and I feel that all these delightful fuel cars with roaring engines that we petrol heads love are disappearing,” muses jury member and automotive journalist Rune Nesheim, “but this is somehow not relevant when I got into the Polestar 2. From the second I got in I was enjoying myself, and I left wishing this was the car I got to drive every day.”
We’d like to thank the Car of the Year panel for the award. And, of course, for sharing their expertise.
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The most innovative ideas are brought about through creative collaboration. Ideas that have the power to change; to revolutionise the status quo and spark social and environmental change. By connecting thoughts, experiences, skills, and intuition, visionary endeavours, like design, can be elevated from good to great.
Time is running out. To stay within the 1.5-degree target, we need to take immediate action. In the quest for circularity, transitioning to electric transport is one of several imperative steps. This step calls for a change in behaviour, from people, businesses, and governments. Because frankly, we don’t have time not to.