Polestar has signed up a further eight partners for the Polestar 0 project. This is the company’s goal to create a truly climate-neutral car by 2030. New members of the project include Vitesco Technologies, Schloetter, Autoneum, Stora Enso, TMG Automotive, Gränges, Borgstena and Stena Aluminium.
The company’s cover a wide range of countries including Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Finland and Sweden, they cover the areas of electrical inverters, electroplating, interior and exterior materials, renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, and wooden construction, coating and textiles, flat rolled aluminium, knit and woven materials, and recycled aluminium, said the release.
Hans Pehrson, Head of the Polestar 0 project, comments: “My conviction in the success of the Polestar 0 project is reaffirmed every time we meet with new collaborators. It’s clear that there is immense potential to tap into around the globe. Achieving the seemingly impossible is never a one-man show. It is only through collective action that we can achieve the breakthroughs that truly make a difference and find the transformative solutions that go beyond the car industry.”
The Polestar 0 project launched in 2021 with the sole belief that the car industry needs a full reset. The company highlights that they “recognise the need to urgently address emissions that stem from production”.
The end goal of the project is to eliminate all sources of CO2e throughout the supply chain, delivery and end of life without relying on misleading offsetting schemes.
The release states that more partners, both from the academic and corporate fields are needed, and the search continues for partners on raw materials, bio-based chemicals, polymers, electric components, noble gases, and other base material production. With a goal of delivering the car by 2030, solving the missing elements is critically urgent.
Press release and picture: Polestar