Polestar and IONITY
It’s possible to add something by taking something away.
In May of 2021, Sydney’s Paramount House Hotel was the site of an unlikely assembly: a robotics engineer-turned-experimental musician, a surfboard shaper, an indigenous culture advocate, an electric performance car brand, and a host of other artists, creatives, and brands.
It’s the goal of every carmaker to get people in their cars. There are a seemingly endless number of catchphrases, taglines and mottos in the world of automotive, stretching from the cliché to the incomprehensible. But if one reads between the lines, the message is clear: this car is good. Get in it.
The aim of a halo car is to capture people’s imaginations. To get them talking. And keep them talking. In that sense, Polestar 1 has more than fulfilled its purpose. Now an era is drawing to a close. To commemorate its life in the limelight, we decided to enhance its star qualities further. Because if you’re going to say goodbye, you might as well do it in style.
Exploring the great unknown has undeniable appeal. Seeing something familiar while you’re at it makes it that much better. The images sent from the surface of Mars, for example, are all the more compelling because they display vistas that wouldn’t look out of place in the American Southwest. It’s unknown, yet recognisable. Not unlike the infotainment system of Polestar 2.
There are few places where thought and action come together more effectively than a hackathon. Short and intense by design, hackathons are events in which groups of developers, UX/UI designers, and others collaborate on projects, troubleshooting and ideating in real time, coming up with concepts and doing their best to realise them.
Circulor is a company that works with blockchain technology to trace materials and help companies achieve more sustainable and transparent supply chains. We spoke with CEO and co-founder Doug Johnson-Poensgen about traceability-as-a-service, proving responsible sourcing, and the LCA report that was recently released by Polestar.
They came with cars. They came with boats. They came with zeppelins. They came with satellites. Some came without vehicles at all. From various countries and walks of life, they all came to participate in the 2020 Polestar Design Contest.
China is the world’s largest EV market. It’s also Polestar’s second home, the site of all of our manufacturing facilities, and the place that enables us to realise our technological and design ambitions on the scale required to truly drive (see what we did there) the e-mobility revolution.
There are drive-in theatres. And there are theatres that you can drive in.
Enabling seamless integration to people’s everyday lives is one of Polestar’s key missions. Our cars are tailored to reduce the gap between driver and car, stripping away nonessential elements. And given that car keys have proven to be an easily lost or forgotten object in people’s everyday life for over a century, we figured it was time to let them go.
When the rubber hits the road. An expression that refers to the moment when theory becomes reality, when an idea is tested in the real world for the first time. And what happened, figuratively and literally, when the Re:Move mule trike had its first test.
When it comes to dedication, one area we remain focused on is defining a new premium. It encompasses design, innovation and, of course, sustainability. That’s why it’s so gratifying when someone recognises our approach. Because when it comes to confirmation and endorsement, there is no greater seal of approval than being named the best in all the aspects you value the most.
Climate change affects us all. However, we might not notice it directly. With the effects of climate change most obvious in remote locations like glaciers, savannah and rainforests, it’s not strange that a fair proportion of people live their day-to-day lives only occasionally thinking of the climate crisis, if at all. Caja Schöpf is not one of those people.