Sustainability

Sustainability
Climate neutrality

Electric vehicles can deliver true climate-neutral mobility. Challenge accepted.

Electric vehicles can deliver true climate-neutral mobility. Challenge accepted.

How we define climate neutrality

Electric vehicles do not emit any CO2 during use. But to be truly climate-neutral, we need to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from all phases of the cars life cycle and charge them using renewable energy. 

We'll achieve climate neutrality by holding ourselves accountable to three ambitious goals:

01. Create a truly climate-neutral car by 2030
Polestar 0 project

We’ve set ourselves a moonshot goal: to create a truly climate-neutral car by 2030. We aim to eliminate all emissions from our supply chain, manufacturing processes, and end of life, without relying on offsetting methods like tree-planting. 

The Polestar 0 project is how we reach that goal. It is characterised by innovative and circular design, including batteries with circular life cycles, recycled materials and renewable energy throughout the supply chain.  

At this stage we’re collaborating with partner companies on research into key areas like steel, aluminium, electronics, safety and electric drive. Future project phases will focus on advanced engineering, followed by product development. 

Read the latest Polestar 0 project updates

02. Halve our carbon intensity by 2030
Reducing overall emissions

Shifting to renewable energy in all our supply chains is one of our key strategic initiatives for reducing emissions. In addition, we’re phasing out the use of materials that do not have the potential to have a fully decarbonised supply chain in favour of materials that do, while also improving resource efficiency and circularity.

This chart compares the carbon footprint of the Polestar 2 Long range Single motor and Volvo XC40 ICE, with different electricity mixes in the Polestar 2 use phase (calculated as 200,000 km). 

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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.*

03. Become a climate-neutral company by 2040
Eliminating emissions

By 2040, our goal is for all cars that roll out of our factories to be climate neutral. We’ve drawn up a roadmap, which brings together our strategic initiatives and sets out tangible targets for the four five-year periods between now and then. 

Some further reading

Go in-depth with the Polestar sustainability report

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*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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