Picture: Polestar

Polestar performed what is known as a Life Cycle Assessment on Polestar 2 in order to understand the environmental impact of their product and use the results to encourage other companies to follow in their footsteps towards more sustainable solutions. 

Last week, thousands of visitors came to the Swedish music festival, Rosendal Garden Party, at the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm’s archipelago. World famous artists such as The Stokes, Tyler the Creator and Florence + T Machine, were all present on the big stage.  

However, if you were not able to make the festival or were outside of the festival, this was no longer an issue. People were able to experience the concert via the display of Polestar2, as it it hosted the world’s first livestreamed in-car music festival.  

Anyone with a Polestar 2 was able to watch the performances by GAYLE, The National, Linn Koch Emmery, and Daniela Rathana through the Vivaldi browser. This is a unique opportunity for everyone all over the world to be a part of Rosendal garden party, without needing to be there.  

This collaboration, however, goes a lot further than just livestreaming a music festival. The Rosendal Garden party is aiming to be the most sustainable music event possible. They have therefore partnered with Polestar to make use of the methodology they have implemented in their LCA reports. The reports will help Polestar assist Rosendal Garden party measure their climate impact and help create solutions to their climate footprint. 

This year, the festival had two Northvolt battery packs as part of their power infrastructure. Rosendal Garden Party Sustainability and Event Project Manager Linnéa Svensson has commented: 

’’I see a lot of opportunities in using battery packs at events like this. They are efficient, sustainable, and easy to move, which is great for many reasons when arranging a festival. By incorporating more battery packs in the future, we could decrease the size and amount of generators used for coming events, and that would be incredible.” 

This is an ambitious goal set by the festival. However, it is a great attempt to raise awareness for climate change and sustainability among all those who attend, including sponsors and artists. With the help of Polestar, Rosendal Garden Party is able to make sense of the numbers and translate to something understandable they are able to share with the world. 

‘’A number doesn’t really tell you anything if you don’t understand it. So, we’re looking forward to continuing the dialogue with Polestar to help us read our digits and also to realise what can be done to reduce our climate footprint,” says Svensson. 

‘’Having partners on board who want to move in the same direction as us is extremely valuable. Polestar understands our visions and our goals, and they have motivated us to push things further than we’ve thought about doing before. It’s nice to feel like someone’s got your back in all of this,” she continues. 

This is a great step forward to driving real change and shows how collaboration and transparency are key to pushing forward this agenda.