Journal 11.1

The Polestar 1 is tested in every conceivable condition and environment. These cars are optimized for snow, rain, blistering heat, arctic cold, and every road surface imaginable. The Polestar 1 will provide a peerless driver experience under any circumstances, and the testing process is designed to make that a certainty.

Glossary Squib board – a series of small detonators attached to various systems in the car (such as airbags, seatbelts, etc.) that are set off once their corresponding sensors in the car are triggered Verification prototype – the build series of cars used for testing.

Crash Test

The Polestar 1 is tested in every conceivable condition and environment. These cars are optimized for snow, rain, blistering heat, arctic cold, and every road surface imaginable. The Polestar 1 will provide a peerless driver experience under any circumstances, and the testing process is designed to make that a certainty.

It's not enough to only test for the predictable, however. It's also imperative to test for the unpredictable. Accidents aren't planned, but they can be planned for. And plan for them we do, by putting the verification prototype cars through crash tests at different speeds and various angles. It's dramatic. It's exhilarating. And it's necessary.

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Polestar sustainability report 2021

Accountability is key. To combat the growing tide of greenwashing, greenhushing, and all the other buzzwords that denote a lack of transparency around sustainability work, we need to hold each other responsible. Successes and failures need to be communicated. Questions need to be asked and answers demanded. We need hard data when it comes to exactly what it is we’re doing, and what we have left to do. And when requiring these things from others, we can’t forget ourselves.

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