Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car manufacturer, said that it will manufacture the world’s first truly zero-emission car without relying on carbon compensation, which is called “compensation.”
The company was spun off by Volvo and Volvo’s parent company Geely. It changed the way cars are manufactured to reduce carbon emissions as a “target”, which will become the world’s first carbon vehicle in 2030. Zhonghe car.
Carbon offsets such as tree planting and afforestation have become standard methods for auto companies and other companies to write off their carbon emissions by investing in renewable energy or conservation projects aimed at enhancing the forest̵
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a statement: “Offset is a response.” “By pushing ourselves to build a car that does not affect the climate at all, we are forced to go beyond what is possible today. As we move in the direction of zero design, we will have to question everything, innovate, and seek exponential technology.”
FedEx, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways stated that they will eliminate all emissions in the next few decades. Uber and Lyft have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality in a similar time frame.
The automaker produces two cars: the Polestar 1 hybrid two-door coupe, which is priced at $155,000, and the Polestar 2, an all-electric fast-seat sedan. Polestar3 is an electric crossover SUV, which is expected to be released later in 2021. Only electric cars will be produced.
Polestar’s real challenge will be to eliminate carbon emissions in its production process and supply chain. Several major automakers have pledged to phase out the production of gasoline-powered vehicles by a certain target date, including General Motors, Ford and Polestar’s parent company Volvo. But automobile production, including the mining of rare earth ore into lithium-ion batteries, is a very carbon-intensive process. Even reducing these emissions, let alone eliminating them, will be a very important task.
As a boutique, Polestar may have more flexibility to achieve its goals than other large (and therefore less agile) companies. The company announced its so-called Polestar 0 project as part of its first annual review, and the company also stated that the sustainability statement will apply to all future Polestar models.
A popular sustainability statement in industries such as food and fashion is an inventory of all carbon emissions and waste associated with a product or process. The company said that starting with Polestar 2, it will list the carbon footprint and traceable risk substances associated with the production of each car on its website.
“Today, Polestar 2 left the factory gate with a carbon footprint,” Ingenlath said. “By 2030, we want to show a car that doesn’t exist.”