Polestar Manchester had only been open for business for a short time before a nation-wide lockdown forced it to close. Best when challenged, we reallocated resources and instead of having our Manchester space going to waste and the entire Polestar 2 fleet sit idle – it became a hub for charitable donations. People were asked to fill empty boxes with non-perishable food and beauty items. The cars were used as delivery vehicles and Polestar staff, amongst others, hopped behind the wheels to assist in the delivery. In the end, Polestar UK received 325 filled boxes, weighing 2.2 tonnes in total.