Some of the world’s leading automotive suppliers – SSAB, Hydro, ZF, ZKW and Autoliv – are joining forces to work with Polestar to develop a truly carbon neutral car. The companies from different areas along the car supply chain are joining forces to promote climate protection through more sustainable mobility.
Polestar intends to research with the automotive supplier ZF how its innovations in the field of electric powertrains and overall system competence could avoid carbon emissions and save resources. Polestar wants to work with SSAB to develop fossil-free steel. Hydro wants to work with the Polestar experts on carbon-free aluminum. Automotive supplier Autoliv intends to work with Polestar on zero-emission safety equipment such as airbags and seatbelts, and automotive lighting manufacturer ZKW intends to work with Polestar on carbon-neutral electrical control systems and wiring.
“It was clear from the start that this is not a solo mission and we are delighted to present such a strong lineup of interested partners, all leaders in their fields. We use innovation and collaboration to address the climate crisis,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
Polestar is also inviting other suppliers, researchers, universities, entrepreneurs, investors, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to collaborate on the project. In addition to the open call, Polestar will reach out to researchers from around the world committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement through SDSN, the world’s largest academic network.
Hans Pehrson, leader of the Polestar 0 project and former head of research and development at Polestar, says: “We believe in the exponential development of climate solution technologies. For this project we have to develop solutions that are still in the innovation stage. What is even more exciting is that the solutions we develop not only benefit the automotive industry, but also help to further reduce the CO2 emissions of industry and society. Everywhere we look we see steel, aluminum and electronics. Imagine if we can produce these materials in a climate-neutral way! Together we can make the seemingly impossible possible.” www.polestar.com; www.zf.com; www.autoliv.com; www.ssab.com