Teams get things done. Whether responding to a crisis or trying to effect change, collaboration and cooperation shorten the timeline towards a shared goal. Teamwork makes the dream work, as they say.
In response to the unfolding global situation that is the climate emergency, Swedish-Swiss firm ABB and sustainability media company Green.TV have launched World EV Day. A day of "global e-mobility appreciation, helping to drive the shift to sustainable road transport and a zero-emissions future". Polestar was a founding member of the inaugural World EV Day on September 9th, 2020. For this year's iteration, Polestar is stepping up its involvement, taking on the role of exclusive sustainability and transparency partner.
World EV Day looks to guide decisions and shape discussions around a zero-emissions future, on consumer, business, and policy levels. A primary push will be engaging with businesses worldwide as to how they plan to drive the change towards more sustainable e-mobility. Testimonials from EV drivers as to why they made the change, and their experiences thus far, will also take centre stage.
This initiative aims to create true momentum, calling on participants from every corner of the planet to help evangelize on behalf of electric driving. Last year saw this message reach an audience of 1.9 billion people. This year, even higher numbers are the aim, with the communication focused across three key areas: education, accessibility, and sustainability.
"World EV Day is a catalyst for change, with a powerful message about sustainable mobility," states Ade Thomas, founder of Green.TV Media, and of World EV Day itself. "As such, I am super pleased to be working, once again, with Polestar, a company who are at the forefront of driving sustainability change in the automotive sector."
Rapid decarbonization of the automotive sector has never been more important. The more voices calling for it, the better. Which is why we're joining the chorus that is World EV Day. After all, teams get things done.
The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.
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.