The Polestar 3 is slashing its carbon footprint before it even hits the road 

  • Polestar 3 showcases sustainable manufacturing processes.
  • Renewable energy in production significantly reduces emissions, supporting sustainability goals.
  • Fredrika Klarén underscores Polestar’s efforts in emission reduction and electric car promotion.

The highly-anticipated Polestar 3 redefines sustainable manufacturing with a lower carbon footprint than its predecessor

Polestar is making waves with its latest creation, the Polestar 3. The electric innovator’s upcoming electric performance SUV is setting a new standard for eco-friendly manufacturing.

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The Polestar 3 boasts a remarkable feat. Its cradle-to-gate carbon footprint is lower than its smaller predecessor, the Polestar 2, launched back in 2020. This achievement underscores Polestar’s dedication to minimising environmental impact.

The journey to reducing emissions begins with understanding their sources. In this case, the majority of greenhouse gas emissions stem from material extraction and processing, particularly aluminium, steel, and batteries. 

By implementing solutions like using renewable energy in material production, Polestar is making significant strides in emission reduction. In fact, 81% of Polestar 3’s material production, including crucial components like battery cells, now relies on 100% renewable electricity. This initiative has resulted in the elimination of 8.5 tCO2e, showcasing Polestar’s commitment to tangible environmental action.

Manufacturing plays a pivotal role in Polestar’s sustainability strategy as well. Initially produced at Volvo Cars’ Chengdu factory in China, Polestar 3 will soon see additional production in South Carolina, USA. Notably, both manufacturing plants operate solely on renewable electricity, aligning with Polestar’s eco-conscious ethos.

Fredrika Klarén, Polestar’s Head of Sustainability, commented:

“The majority of a vehicle’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from extracting and processing materials. As we accelerate the adoption of electric cars, there is a lot we can do to reduce their production-related emissions and strengthen the role of innovations and of electric cars as a climate solution, Polestar 3 is a testament to that.”

From reducing material emissions to embracing renewable energy in manufacturing, Polestar’s journey with Polestar 3 demonstrates a commitment to innovation and sustainability in the EV landscape. This commitment is echoed in the company’s ongoing Polestar 0 project. This industry-changing initiative aims to produce a 100% emissions free EV, from beginning to end. Clearly, the information gleaned from this remarkable project has found a home in the new model. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, Polestar sets a compelling example of how performance and sustainability can go hand in hand.

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