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Polestar 2

£ 39,845 - £ 52,845
Published: 20 Aug 2021


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The UK government recently lowered the threshold to qualify for its plug-in car grant to £35,000, meaning no versions of the 2 qualify for the discount that now stands at £2,500.

The 78kWh battery gives the launch-spec Dual Motor Polestar 2 a claimed range of 292 miles. Having been twice charged to 100 per cent on a summer day, our Performance Pack test car offered 260 miles first, and 270 miles on the second charge. After around 100 miles on the road, using the AC and plenty of gratuitous acceleration surges, the car offered 120 miles of range with 51 per cent charge remaining. We also found the Standard Range Single Motor provided around 250 miles of real-world range. 

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As ever, charging is a minefield for any Not-A-Tesla, without a dedicated network. Find a 150kW charger and Polestar says an empty 2 will have an 80 per cent charge in 40 minutes. If you can’t… it’ll take longer. Good thing Polestar is working on adding YouTube and Netflix apps to the in-car screen…

And anyway, given you’ll be ordering your Polestar 2 online, chances are you’ll be web-savvy enough to search and pin-drop an online database of charging points – you can even ask Google to do just that while you drive along. Plus, Polestar has teamed up with Europe-wide charging outfit Plugsurfing, so owners get access to 195,000 charging points across Europe – including the UK – with one electronic key tag.

So, hopefully no waving your iPhone around for signal so you can download your eighteenth charging membership app while stuck at a rainy services at 3am. Phew.

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