We did it. We bit the bullet, ripped off the bandage, and broke up with the conventions of the auto industry. And it's like a weight has been lifted. We're finally free to dive in with both feet and follow our ambitions, unfettered by tradition, unhindered by legacy.
We have a long to-do list. Now's the time to start ticking things off, starting with these three:
1. Going All Electric: This is our first move. The Polestar 2 is our statement of intent: a premium vehicle, packed with design and technological innovations, that is entirely electric. We believe in electrification, and we're all in.
2. Thinking Outside the Box: Next, we're going to broaden our horizons by forming new partnerships and collaborating outside the industry. Like how we solved our issue with the user interface, for example.
3. Automotive Retail: Then, we're tackling retail. We're realizing a number of ambitions with our approach, which will restore the joy to the whole purchasing process.
We're not planning to dwell on the breakup. We've talked about our reasons for it and why we had to move on, which you can read about in detail the journals below. We're moving on, we're moving up, and we're leading by example. We always knew there was a better way. Now, we're going to show the world.
Art communicates. It resonates with us all in a way that few of us can fully articulate. The medium doesn't matter either. Whether sculpture or song, acrylics or alabaster, art provokes a reaction. As such, it's an incredibly powerful way to deliver a message, directly accessing the audience's emotions and creating a connection. Which is exactly why Thijs Biersteker does what he does.
About 14 billion years ago (it's estimated), the universe burst into existence. Ever since, it's been expanding outwards. And though it's only been four years, as opposed to 14 billion, since the creation of the Polestar universe, it's already experienced growth at a breakneck speed. As we head into a new year, our global presence continues to expand at an accelerating pace.
The EV revolution is spreading rapidly. As is its need for power. But today, most of the power on the grid is not clean. To reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector, and turn the grid green, we need technological breakthroughs. And when talking about turning things green, what better source of inspiration than nature itself?