Be jealous of the test drivers. For them, a typical workday is like a scene from The Fast and the Furious franchise, sitting behind the steering wheel of a Polestar 1, blasting down tracks, surface roads and highways, seeking to calibrate and optimise the various systems of the car as they labour to create the best experience possible for future drivers.
They are deep in the Driver Experience phase of testing now. To be specific, it’s the Polestar 1’s grip and steering responsiveness which are being tested. The software which controls the torque vectoring is also being calibrated.
Luckily for the test drivers, the best way to perform these tests is to unleash the Polestar 1, channelling their inner James Bond as they rip down the tarmac. From the 45° banked roads of the High Speed Track to the rain-soaked asphalt of the country roads, the Polestar 1 is being driven at speeds in excess of 200 km/h to determine just how responsive and predictable it is.
We’re also jealous of the test drivers. We tried to live vicariously through them by filming one of their typical workdays.
Vehicle, or art: Polestar 1 and the Art for Art initiative
What defines art is an age-old question. While some art is created merely to be aesthetically appealing, some is meant to be interpretive. Some pieces ask questions, others make statements. However, they all inspire a reaction. Much like Polestar 1. So, why not use one to buy the other?
Golden moments in the Cube
Rarity adds value. The less common something is, the more it’s worth. Polestar 1, a hand-built electric performance hybrid, is one of these rare and correspondingly valuable things. One of the 25 Polestar 1s rendered in gold is even rarer. So, when three customers arrived at Polestar HQ to each take home a golden Polestar 1, we decided to document those golden moments.
Hot and cold behaviour: how EV batteries are affected by extreme temperatures
EVs are an integral part of a cleaner, more sustainable future. And to enable widespread electric vehicle adoption, they must be optimised for all environments and conditions. After all, whether 25° C or -25° C, the tailpipe emissions still need to be zero.