Polestar 1 customer test drives
So many of our stories mention the rain at some point. Headquartered as we are in western Sweden, rain is a fact of life for Polestar. It rains 400 days a year in Gothenburg. We’re going to end up mentioning it a fair bit.
And this story is no different. What is different about this story, is that we have the thoughts and feelings from Polestar 1 customers. For the first time, the Polestar 1 was being driven by someone other than journalists or those gainfully employed by Polestar.
And even though it goes without saying, we’ll say it anyway: the customers are incredibly important. So we grabbed our pens, our drones, and our recording equipment, and we captured every moment. In the rain.
“The only word is ‘perfect.”
“It’s like if you were to take any existing GT and make every little thing better.”
“Very accessible from a driver’s standpoint.”
“Felt really planted, it inspired a lot of confidence.”
“So much held in reserve. If you wanted to really open it up you could, and you’d never get close to using it all up.”
“It surged towards the horizon and never stopped.”
“It can effortlessly do whatever you want it to do.”
Polestar at the Met Gala
Few things occupy the space where design, art, and innovation meet as naturally as fashion. The runway is a known environment for true experimentation, showcasing new techniques, materials, and design philosophies to audiences eager to see what’s next and what’s still in the realm of fantasy. The Met Gala, colloquially known as “fashion’s big night out”, is where the who’s who of this world congregate. And to meet up at this meeting of minds, participants took another thing that’s perfectly at home in the middle of the Venn diagram of design, art, and innovation: Polestar 2.
The Hydro chair: a glimpse into the future
Many have tried to imagine what the future might look like. Flying cars, holograms, and interstellar travel have all been considered. And a lot of silver and grey, for some reason. When we try to envision a sustainable future, though, it tends to look a bit different. Greener. Now, that vision has been realised in the shape of the chair. One that’s both silver and green.
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?