Polestar 2 in BBC’s Top Gear
Forecasting the future of mobility doesn’t require a crystal ball, a fortune cookie or the basics of palm reading. By now, we all know it’s electric. But to predict what’s in store for caravanning, we may just need the team from Top Gear.
In the latest episode of BBC’s Top Gear, the presenters ran the gamut of adventurous caravanning in three EVs. Polestar 2, driven by presenter and former England international cricketer Freddie Flintoff, squared off against an Audi E-Tron and a Mercedes EQC.
While towing a MINK micro-caravan complete with mattress, stove, and sink, Flintoff departed Berwick-upon-Tweed in his Polestar 2 for a camping site in the Northumberland Moors.
In the first challenge of the episode, Polestar 2 competed in a hill climb (with attached MINK caravan) where it powered up the ridge and weaved through checkpoints easily. With power and precision, the Polestar 2 made its way through both an off-road circuit time trail and a shoreline drag race.
“It looks like the future because it is the future. It’s relaxing, refined, silent, you really do feel like you’re getting away from the hustle and bustle”, Flintoff stated.
The final test was to get to Barnard Castle by way of Harthope Moss, one of England’s highest roads, with only the remaining charge left on each vehicle. Polestar 2 nearly reached the destination but ran out of battery after a gruelling elevation gain, just short of Barnard Castle. It was only “beaten out” due to strategic (and cheeky) rule bending by presenter Chris Harris, who detached his caravan for the journey.
After all the trials, rigours, and unique challenges posed by the Northumbrian landscape (with Polestar 2 emerging victorious), one thing is for certain: the future of caravanning is electric, too.
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.
All aboard: the Polestar Referral programme
Enthusiasm is contagious. Upon discovering a new hobby, restaurant, or band that you cannot get enough of, the urge to spread the word to friends and family is never far behind. After all, sharing is caring. The path towards greater electric mobility is indeed a journey of shared excitement. And we know that getting behind the wheel of an EV can have the same impact. Which is why we’re launching the Polestar referral programme.
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.