We've made a big deal out of milestones before. That's to be expected. We're a part of the automotive industry, though the relationship is complicated, and milestones are very popular here. But this is a big one.
Polestar 2 production has started.
Despite numerous setbacks, unforeseen circumstances, and the sheer logistical challenge of getting production of our first all-electric vehicle up and running, it has indeed begun.
This is significant for a few reasons. First, Polestar 2 is no longer a fleet of prototypes at various stages of completion. It's a fully realized car ready to be delivered to customers. Second, the countdown to those deliveries has officially begun. The first handovers are slated to occur in the summer of 2020. And last but certainly not least, we're that much closer to our goal of getting as many drivers as possible behind the wheel of a Polestar 2.
Celebrating milestones is a bit of a cliché. But this is a big one. And it deserves to be celebrated.
Polestar has never gone it alone. We’ve had plenty of collaborators, kindred spirits, and fellow EV enthusiasts with us on our journey towards sustainable electric mobility. And now, in Gores Guggenheim Inc., we have a new partner. One with whom we intend to go public, pursuant to a business combination agreement which we have signed.
Everything we produce today has an environmental footprint. EVs are no exception. But that doesn't have to be the case. Over time, we can change how cars are made. And you can influence that progress. Because what you choose to buy is what the industry becomes. To enable us all to choose the greenest path, we all need to understand the scope of that footprint.