Polestar wants its cars to be carbon neutral by 2030
Volvo Performance EV subsidiary The polar star would take steps to become greener than any other electric car maker before it. As part of the inaugural publication of its annual review and sustainability report, Polestar announced on Wednesday that it plans to produce only carbon-neutral vehicles by 2030.
Rather than planting trees to offset carbon dioxide emissions from its production line, a practice Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath sees as a ‘get-away’, the company will instead reduce emissions by changing the way it works. his cars are made. . This will include the entire Polestar production process, from suppliers to retailers.
“We’re electric, so we don’t have to worry about combustion engines producing toxic emissions – but that doesn’t mean our job is done,” Polestar Sustainability Manager Fredrika Klarén said in a statement. press release Wednesday. “We will now work to eradicate all emissions related to the production of our vehicles. Now is a historic and exciting time for car manufacturers, an opportunity to seize the moment, to do better and to dare to build the dream of climate neutral, circular and beautiful cars.
The move comes as the global auto industry scrambles to clean up its act and individual auto makers position themselves in what is quickly shaping up to be a . The past few years have presented conservationists with a number of challenges, such as in which the company used cheat software to circumvent industry diesel emission standards, or the Trump administration’s daily quest for and California’s lawsuit against the former administration for its proposal .
Details are still scarce on the concrete steps Polestar intends to take to achieve its carbon neutrality dreams by the end of this decade.