Polestar just published its second Annual Review and Sustainability report on Tuesday. In its report Polestar outlines its progress towards achieving its climate goal of creating a ‘truly climate-neutral car by 2030’.
But an interesting finding from the report is Polestar’s claim that it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions per car sold by 6% over the past year.
Polestar analyzed the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each new car sold. In 2021, that figure will be 40.2 tonnes CO2e per car sold, down 6% compared to the same calculation in 2020.
Polestar aims to halve its carbon intensity by 2030 compared to 2020 figures in an effort to achieve climate neutrality across its value chain by 2040.
Polestar is the first automotive brand to join the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, a science-led, cross-sector collaboration alliance committed to halving global emissions by 2030. Additionally, Polestar is committed to the UN’s Race to Zero.
Polestar just anaunced cut its electric vehicle delivery target by 15,000 units to 50,000 units due to the lockdown that occurred in China due to the increase in Covid-19 infections.