Even with electric cars there is always space for improvement.

Polestar, Volvo's former division for converting their regular cars in to everyday usable track beasts has a while ago decided to go seperate ways and instead their own brand, specialized in building electrified cars. Their first car was Polestar 1 with Polestars 2 and 3 following in next few years. However, even though they have been focusing on electrified cars, which are by defaukt a lot more eco-friendly than regular cars, pursuit to become COx-neutral is still going on.

After going full vegan with Polestar 2, they have developed wo new materials, which will be on one side made out of natural fibers and on the other relatively strong. Actually, they will be even stronger than plastic, which Polestar is planning to reduce the usage of. Two new materials are called powerRibs and ampliTex and what is more important is that they are made of flax, a crop, that is also being used in process of crop rotation making it even more eco friendly.

“It’s clear that to be truly sustainable we have to evaluate every element that goes into our cars,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “For Polestar, sustainability is not just about the electric powertrain. With the development of these innovative new solutions that we will introduce in our future cars we make a strong statement of our intentions.”

Those materials will later be used as a seat fabrics. What is also worth mentioning is that Polestar will now only usi this material, but will furthermore contribute to recycling by making components from PET-recycled bottles and old  fishing nets, making some good deeds towards cleaner enviroment and oceans.

Feb. 12, 2020 Driving photo: Polestar

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