Sustainability

Sustainability
Climate neutrality

Electric vehicles have the potential to deliver climate-neutral mobility. Challenge accepted.

Electric vehicles have the potential to deliver climate-neutral mobility. Challenge accepted.

Polestar 0 project

Our goal is to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from our supply chain and manufacturing processes, instead of relying on offsetting methods like tree-planting. Our goal is a car that leaves the factory gates with a zero-carbon footprint.

How we're doing it
The Polestar 0 project will be characterized by innovative and circular design, including circular batteries, recycled materials and renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

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The figure in the above video refers to the Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor variant.

Together we can go further, faster

We’re working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the cradle-to-gate phase of our cars’ life cycles. You can reduce the total footprint more by charging with renewable energy. 

  • 01.
    Our part: Reducing cradle-to-gate emissions

    We've challenged ourselves to remove greenhouse gas emissions from our materials production, battery modules and manufacturing processes. We'll update you annually on our progress towards the goal of making a climate-neutral car by 2030.

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    Your part: Charging with renewable energy

    Driving an electric car instead of a conventional one already reduces your carbon footprint. Charging it with renewable energy makes your overall footprint lower still. We're also engaging in partnerships that will increase the availability of sustainable charging options.

Driving sustainably means charging sustainably

Solar designer Marjan van Aubel explains how the energy you use to charge an electric car impacts its lifetime carbon footprint, and and how design can contribute to a more sustainable world.*

Why eliminating is better than offsetting

Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by planting trees isn't sustainable in the long run, with no guarantee that a forest won't later be logged, devastated by a forest fire or altered by climate change. There's growing evidence that carbon offsetting hasn't succeeded in slowing global warming, and has instead given companies licence to keep polluting. That's why we believe that the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to eliminate them from all phases of a product's life cycle.

See how they compare

Figures from the 2021 Polestar 2 LCA reveal the use-phase emissions of the Polestar 2 variants, powered by different energy sources. 

* The film quotes the European energy mix. Renewable energy in the Global energy mix only accounts for a fraction of the total energy production and consumption. (source:ourworldindata.org/energy-mix)
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