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, and it's 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 realizing 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 breakup. 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.
Polestar has never gone it alone. We’ve had plenty of collaborators, kindred spirits, and fellow EV enthusiasts with us on our journey towards sustainable electric mobility. And now, in Gores Guggenheim Inc., we have a new partner. One with whom we intend to go public, pursuant to a business combination agreement which we have signed.
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.