Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - May 24, 2022
Polestar Lowers Emissions By 6% For Each Car
Polestar reduced GHG emissions per car sold by 6% through its focus on increased efficiency and use of renewable energy in 2021.
The automaker targets to create a climate-neutral car by 2030, to halve carbon emissions per sold car between 2020 and 2030 and reach climate neutrality across its value chain by 2040. Details were provided in its second Annual Review and Sustainability report.
“We work with each step we take to support our climate strategy,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, in a statement. “Goals set 10 or 20 years ahead in time might feel fluffy. That's where proper reporting comes in - making us accountable for the steps taken every year towards that goal. This is the climate decade. Change and improvement must happen all the time, now, and we can't afford to wait.”
In 2021, the company launched the Polestar 0 project, with the goal to create a climate-neutral car by 2030 and the announcement of the first partner companies joining forces with Polestar towards achieving that goal.
Further promoting transparency on carbon footprint and risk materials, Polestar introduced a product sustainability declaration, clearly displaying sustainability information for Polestar 2 in all retail environments in 2021. Polestar’s continued partnership with Circulor now includes blockchain traceability of mica, in addition to cobalt that is already traced in Polestar 2 batteries from material source to finished product.