There’s no shortage of sightings out in Hällered. Moose, deer, wolverines, hawks, and more have all been spotted out in the wooded areas of western Sweden. Even 5-door all-electric fastbacks.
The Polestar 2 is out of the production facilities and into the world. The verification prototype cars (an early build of the car for testing purposes) are now being driven on the variegated roads of the Hällered Proving Ground and its surroundings.
At this stage, everything is being tested. This is the first real-world experience the Polestar 2 is getting, and therefore, all the input is valid. Acceleration, handling, aerodynamics, braking, charging, responsiveness, and many more aspects are being exhaustively tested, all amongst the towering pines and lashing rain of Sweden.
Now there’s something new to see in the forested groves of Hällered. And it has 660 Nm of torque.
A core principle of sustainability is future-proofing. Keeping items in use saves energy and reduces waste, as they’re thrown away or replaced less often. There are any number of ways to ensure a product doesn’t become obsolete. Durable materials. Timeless design. And OTA software updates, like the latest one available for Polestar 2.
There are all types of awards out there. The Foot in Mouth Award, The Golden Bagel Award and IG Nobel Prize, just to mention a few. While we haven’t won any of these particular accolades, we have received our share of awards. The latest celebrate our approach to design.