How impressive are Polestar? The new car is clearly a winner. And now they’ve put out their own Life Cycle Assessment of emissions comparing the Polestar 2 to a Volvo XC40 Petrol.
This is a complex area and I’ve already read arguments on here disputing Polestar’s methodology; but good for them for openly addressing the issue (as VW did a year back).
And the result? Over a typical life the Polestar emits less CO2 but maybe not as much less as you might expect and there will be a crossover point in use where the ICE had emitted less. If you live on a high carbon grid, like Germany, that point will come later.
Only by discussing these issues can we start to address them and really tackle CO2 emissions globally.