World EV Day, September 9th: a Polestar gathering
We celebrate electric performance every day of the year. But it never hurts to have a focal point.
Birthdays, car shows, and music festivals. All things that tend to happen just once a year. Whether turning 30, heading over to the Electric Avenue at Goodwood Festival of Speed, or grabbing tickets for Rosendal Garden Party, looking back on the previous year can help to show just how far things have come.
Perhaps some new skills have been picked up over the last year. Maybe there are new, paradigm-shifting concept cars to get up close and personal with. There might even be unprecedented new ways to enjoy innovative new music.
Of all the yearly milestones that are important to us, and there are many, World EV Day is a chance to bring our community together. Both to take stock of how far electric adoption has come, and marvel at where it is going.
World EV Day takes place every year on September 9th, since it first began in 2020. But this year marks the first World EV Day Polestar gathering.
Whether you're currently reading this article on the Vivaldi web browser from your (stationary) Polestar 2, or visiting the website for the first time, you're more than welcome at one of our Spaces or our Milton Keynes test drive hub. No matter how far along the electric journey you are, this is a chance to meet (fellow) Polestar 2 owners, chat to our product specialists about all things EV, and discover our take on the present and future of mobility.
And there are free refreshments available.
See below for opening times and directions:
- London Westfield: 10.00 – 19.00 Directions.
- Solihull: 09.30 – 18.00 Directions.
- Manchester: 10.00 – 19.00 Directions.
- Milton Keynes: 09.00 – 15.30 Directions.
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