Two years of the 2
It’s been two years. Two years since the world learned that electric cars could be premium, sustainable, and high performance, without compromising on design. Two years since the reveal of the first car in the world to feature an Android Automotive infotainment system. Two years since premium was redefined with vegan upholstery and reconstructed wood. And to call those two years eventful would be an understatement.
February 27, 2019
The Polestar 2 was revealed online.
We took the Polestar 2 to the Geneva motor show.
We took the Polestar 2 to Google I/O to meet the developers and let them have a first-hand look at the infotainment system.
The verification prototype vehicles were being tested at the Hällered Proving Ground.
We went to Frankfurt to show the Polestar 2 to the attendees of the IAA as part of our “2 on Tour” roadshow.
Polestar 2 met the press and production started.
Polestar 2 was crash tested.
The first Polestar 2 was delivered to our very first customer in Sweden.
Polestar 2 won German Luxury Car of the Year.
Polestar 2 won the Insider 2020 Car of the Year.
Polestar 2 won the Edie Sustainability innovation award .
In the two short years since Polestar 2 was revealed, our fully electric fastback has had a remarkable impact. And this is only the beginning.
The importance of impatience: Polestar 2 sustainability upgrades
Patience. A famously good thing. There is no end to the folksy phrases and nuggets of wisdom that emphasise the importance of being good at waiting. Patience, it’s said, is a virtue. But when it comes to righting environmental wrongs, it’s also a luxury. One we don’t have. Which is the reasoning behind the Polestar 2 sustainability upgrades.
2’s Day with Polestar 2
2’s Day. Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022. Or, more satisfyingly: 22/02/22. Given that it will take another 200 years for the next occurrence of this type (and it looks like February 22nd, 2222, will actually fall on a Friday), we figured there was no better time to look at our own number 2.
No compromises: Polestar at the Big Game
Agreeing is easy. Challenging the status quo, however, is not. Driving progress means questioning conventions, old ways, and established methods. Saying no, in other words. No to time wasting, no to smoke screens, and no to shortcuts. So when it comes to following the industry standard, it's a no from us.