STILRIDE collaborates with Polestar to produce the world's first climate neutral car
STILRIDE, the Swedish startup that developed the unique, origami-inspired technology for folding and bending sheet steel into strong structures, becomes a new partner to the electric car company Polestar in the Polestar 0 venture. The goal is to produce a climate-neutral car by 2030, without carbon dioxide compensation.
STILRIDE is one of twelve new industry leaders who have been selected to work with Polestar to realize the ambitious Polestar 0 project.
The goal is to bring a truly climate-neutral car to market in 2030, without relying on compromises such as low-carbon solutions or compensation systems. Therefore, Polestar brings together experts in plastics, composites, chemicals, metals, and other materials as well as companies with new and innovative solutions for the production itself. The zero targets must apply to the entire life cycle of the car.
STILRIDE contributes to the work with its unique solution STILFOLD, where a robotic arm folds and bends steel, which leads, among other things, to environmentally friendly manufacturing, significantly reduced material consumption, and higher strength. This is not least interesting in the manufacture of the chassis itself (so-called "body in white").
Within the Polestar 0 project, STILRIDE will build on its existing knowledge and experience from the manufacture of its own e-motorcycle Sport Utility Scooter One (SUS1) which will shortly be released on the market.
We are always looking for new ways to develop our STILFOLD technology and reduce the environmental impact of the automotive industry. The Polestar 0 project is a dream collaboration and is an incredible opportunity for leading minds to come together and figure out how we can completely rethink vehicle manufacturing. The journey towards electrification has only just begun and this project is a landmark that has the potential to set a new gold standard for carbon-neutral e-mobility. We look forward to getting started.
"The real potential of electric cars will be fulfilled when we as an industry can say goodbye to not just tailpipe emissions, but also production-related emissions."
Thomas Ingenlath CEO of Polestar
The real potential of electric cars will be fulfilled when we as an industry can say goodbye to not only exhaust emissions but also production-related emissions. We made a bold commitment 18 months ago when we launched the Polestar 0 project, and these strong partnerships demonstrate the steady progress towards our goal, says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
Our new partners will help develop solutions that currently do not exist, and they embrace the challenge of finding new technologies. The next five years will be critical, and we need partners to commit to the Polestar 0 project to ensure its success. We will also see spin-off effects in various industries as we tackle the challenges in the automotive sector with innovation and the development of climate-neutral supply chains in a wide range of basic industries, says Hans Pehrson, leader of the Polestar 0 project and former head of R&D on Polestar.
For more information on the Polestar 0 project, visit: https://www.polestar.com/global/sustainability/climate-neutrality/polestar-0-project/