Polestar 4 Sets New Standard with Lowest Carbon Footprint in Company History

Jacob Brooke
November 2, 2023

On November 1, 2023, Polestar released the first Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the Polestar 4, revealing it has the lowest carbon footprint of all Polestar vehicles at launch with as low as 19.4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e). The Polestar 4 is produced in Geely Holdings' SEA factory in Hangzhou Bay, China, which utilizes green electricity certified by the I-REC hydro power certificate and Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity from the plant's roof.

Geely Holdings' SEA Factory, Hangzhou Bay, China
Credit - Beijing Review

The use of low-carbon aluminum from smelters powered by hydropower and the inclusion of recycled aluminum data in the assessment contribute to the vehicle's reduced climate impact. Polestar 4 comes in three versions: Standard range Single motor (19.4 tCO2e), Long range Single motor (19.9 tCO2e), and Long range Dual motor (21.4 tCO2e), with aluminum, steel, iron, and battery modules accounting for the majority of the carbon footprint.

Cradle-to-gate Carbon Footprint of Polestar 4 Models

Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability at Polestar, emphasized the importance of carbon budgets in achieving the company's net zero goal and influencing material choices and energy sources. Polestar is committed to transparency in the car industry and has published full details of the carbon footprint of all its models since 2020. These LCAs, which consider a range of factors from supply to manufacture and recycling, provide consumers with an easily understood number to make informed decisions when purchasing a vehicle.

Aluminium represents 23-24% of the carbon footprint

It is important to note that the LCA figures in this report represent the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint, including material acquisition through production, and exclude the use and end-of-life stages.

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