"It handles and rides with real sophistication…and just oozes cool.” Yes, that's how we all feel about the Polestar 2. That should be shocking to none. It's the embodiment of all our current ambitions. But when it comes to an objective look, we might be too close. We can't see the forest for the golden brake calipers.
What we needed to hear was impartial, unbiased feedback. We needed to expose the Polestar 2 to objective scrutiny. Therefore, we sent out the signal, and invited the press to Hällered to drive a Polestar 2 prototype. Journalists from the UK, Germany, Norway, the US, and China braved the howling winds and shimmering sheets of rain that pass for fall weather in Sweden to drive the Polestar 2. And what they had to say was a resounding confirmation of our own opinions. That opening quote, in fact, is not from someone here at Polestar, but comes courtesy of Top Gear. See a smattering of other quotes below, and click on said quotes to read the articles.
Challenging conventions. Evolving our design language. Driving climate action. These are the convictions that define the Polestar universe. Looking back across another eventful year, it's evident that they've all contributed to the expansion of said universe. These are our highlights from 2021.
Energy can take many shapes and forms. Thermal. Radiant. Negative or positive (optimism for the win). And the same goes for the energy temporarily stored in your EV's battery. It may be green. Or not at all. It all comes down to how you charge your car.
Our world is one of systems. Society functions as it does because of these complex, far-flung networks of production, distribution, and consumption. But what happens when these systems fail? When a component is removed, examined, and recontextualized? These questions are what fascinate Norwegian-German artist Yngve Holen, who has given new context to several objects (a Polestar 2 headlight among them) in his latest solo exhibition.