We aim to make cars that contain more recycled material, last longer and are utilised to a higher degree.

We aim to make cars that contain more recycled material, last longer and are utilised to a higher degree.

How we define circularity

Circularity builds on a set of principles, which ensures that we as a society produce and consume within planetary boundaries. That would mean we could live up to the classic definition of sustainability in the Brundtland report from 1987: to meet our needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Towards greater circularity
The five principles of circular design

From design and materials to sourcing and assembly, use and reuse. We’re on our way to making our cars as circular as possible. These five principles inform our car design process.

Redefining premium materials

Change doesn't have to mean compromise. We believe that sustainable materials can create new design opportunities and redefine the meaning of premium.

Circular materials

We constantly challenge ourselves to create innovative, premium materials that minimize climate impact, resource depletion, and pollution.

Interior plastics

The wine industry contributes towards Polestar’s quest for full-circle sustainability, with cork being recycled and incorporated in the interior of the Polestar Precept. Waste material from the cork manufacturing process and even whole bottle stoppers can be integrated into PVC interior components.

3D knit seat fabric

A single thread of recycled yarn, derived from PET bottles, is used to produce a 3D knit material that we use as a seating surface in the Polestar Precept. Waste is minimised in the production process since the material is made exactly to size with no off-cuts.

Recycled fishing nets

An international collection network gathers discarded fishing nets, regenerating this end-of-life product into recycled nylon 6, which can be turned into Econyl woven carpets and used in the interior of the Polestar Precept.

Premium design

“We don’t need to sacrifice design and luxury with these materials. If anything, they enable an even more premium, cutting-edge execution which elevates our design-led products.” Maximilian Missoni, Polestar Head of Design.

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