Stefan Kinell is the person who ensures that once you have a Polestar, you can charge it. From home charging solutions to public infrastructure access, Stefan coordinates it all.
What’s the best part of your job?
I really feel that we’re making a difference, being part of shaping a sustainable future. But also the way we’re do it; things aren’t defined, it’s something we’re finding out along the way. Finding out how to accomplish certain things and accomplishing them at the same time. Working with a lot of people from different disciplines is also cool.
What’s one thing you’ve done here at Polestar that you’re immensely proud of?
Whenever I meet a customer who’s concerned about range, or charging, and I explain to them how it works and see them walk away looking relieved, then I know that I’ve been a part of someone’s decision taking a step towards sustainable driving.
What job would you like to have, if you didn’t have this one?
Every time I end up in a job, I really love what I do. That process of being part of building something is super cool. Being part of that transition from fossil fuels to sustainable future is what drives me. I wouldn’t want another job. We’re not done here.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to swim without coming up for air. Just go down and see everything. That’d be awesome. Being able to read minds or something would destroy what’s fun about a lot of life.
Would you rather be able to run at 100 km/h (62 mph) or fly at 10 km/h (6 mph)?
My first instinct says run, but since I compete in running, it wouldn’t be fair. That would take the fun out of the struggle. So I would say fly. Just having that other perspective, getting up and floating around, would be amazing.
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