If you love something, let it go. Into a wall. From multiple angles.
Polestar 2 recently completed the battery of safety tests that comprise the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) and emerged with a five-star safety rating, the highest possible. And as much as it pained us to see our all-electric fastback be intentionally crashed, there’s no more thorough test of a car’s safety in all aspects than the Euro NCAP.
The Euro NCAP is an independent consumer car safety organisation. It is designed to put a vehicle through its paces, with assistance features impartially tried and tested, so that consumers can make informed choices. From a series of vehicle tests, evaluating crash performance in real-life accident scenarios, the safety rating is determined.
The number of stars does not only reflect how well the vehicle performed in the tests, but also whether the tested model's safety equipment is readily available to all European customers. According to Euro NCAP, a five-star safety rating translates to an "overall excellent performance in crash protection and well equipped with comprehensive and robust crash avoidance technology."
“Volvo Cars is one of our founders and by sharing their expertise with us, safety is a core competence in our cars. This shows in the excellent Euro NCAP rating of Polestar 2,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
If you love something, let it go. It may come back with excellent safety ratings.
Everything we produce today has an environmental footprint. EVs are no exception. But that doesn't have to be the case. Over time we can change how cars are made. And you can influence that progress. Because what you choose to buy is what the industry becomes. To enable us all to choose the greenest path, we all need to understand the scope of that footprint.
The days of gasoline and diesel cars are numbered. Amsterdam is making this happen sooner rather than later, by 2030, all transportation in the city must be emissions free. And since unprecedented challenges and breaking with convention (especially those of the car industry) are two of our favourite things, we decided to investigate what that future may look like.