Polestar 2 – Owner Review Guide

Polestar 2 - Owner Review Guide

Why did you choose this car?

At the time it was like nothing else out there and the technology in the car was far better than cars £50k more expensive. Also, looks-wise, it’s a real head-turner; the muscle car haunch and block front end with those rear lights 😍😍

Polestar 2 Launch Edition 2020, Ben

 

It was fast and looked better than a Model 3.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 2021, Stuart

 

Test drove it out of curiosity with no intention to buy. Was blown away by how much better it was than any comparable ICE car.

Polestar 2 Twin Motor Long Range 2021, Adam F

 

Safety, styling, tech spec and acceleration.

Polestar 2 2020, Dave

 

Volvo safety systems and Polestar performance.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 78kWh 2020, Simon

 

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?

  • Amazing road holding
  • Interior quality
  • Comfort
  • Easy of use
  • Design
  • Google interface
  • Performance.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range 2020, Steve

 

  • Performance
  • Looks
  • Handling
  • Towing ability
  • Comfort
  • Head turning style
  • Very low company car costs.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

  • Acceleration
  • Interior build quality
  • Relative rarity (although they are now more recognised).

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 2021, Stuart

 

  • Performance
  • Safety
  • Good for family of 4.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 78kWh 2020, Simon

 

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?

  • Range – could be a bit better
  • Boot space – fastback style does hinder the load capacity and size of dog crate you can get
  • The fact the wife loves driving it too.

Polestar 2 Launch Edition 2020, Ben

 

  • Flaky app
  • Slightly firm ride on poor surfaces
  • Ventilated seats only with leather trim
  • Turning circle not great.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range 2020, Steve

 

  • Efficiency could be better
  • App needs more work
  • ‘Froot’ could be bigger.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

  • Alloys easily damaged
  • Lots of bugs on car
  • App is hopeless.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 78kWh 2020, Simon

 

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?

With a fully loaded, full-width roof box and 3 adults and 2 dogs, the range isn’t impacted very much.

Polestar 2 Launch Edition 2020, Ben

 

You can play Space Invaders while it charges!

Polestar 2 Twin Motor Long Range 2021, Adam F

 

It will tow a full-sized 1,500kg caravan 130 miles on a single charge.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

The 20mph to 60mph acceleration is really very impressive!

Polestar 2 2020, Dave

 

It has a hidden curry hook for carrying your takeaway.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 2021, Stuart

 

It runs native Android and had Google Maps built-in.

Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor 2020, Trefor

 

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Wallbox Pulsar Plus – excellent unit, easy reliable app but poor quality cradle.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range 2020, Steve

 

NewMotion Advanced, pillar box red and 8m tether. Looks good, reasonable cable store but expensive for the poor feature set.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

Ohme – it’s simple but effective and can align charging times with cheap rates on certain energy tariffs.

Polestar 2 2020, Dave

 

Project EV – 5 year warranty but not easy to upgrade firmware.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 78kWh 2020, Simon

 

Pod Point Solo tethered 7kw charge, it works seamlessly, 3 year warranty and has scheduled charging.

Polestar 2 First Edition 2021, Zaheer

 

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go – great night rate and day rate, with good customer service.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

OVO Drive – great tariff not just for home charging.

Polestar 2 Launch Edition 2020, Ben

 

Octopus Go – cheap rate allows me to get 27kw at 5p per kw, that is around 100 miles for £1.36.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 78kWh 2020, Simon

 

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Gridserve, IONITY (with discount card) & Instavolt. All reliable and easy to use.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range 2020, Steve

 

Osprey – good service and availability. IONITY – super fast and good value with the Polestar PlugSurfing discount. BP pulse membership – simple to operate 7kW posts.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range Launch Edition 2021, Toby

 

BP Pulse because I received £450 credit with the car. IONITY / Gridserve are excellent and tend to achieve better charging rates although IONITY is awfully expensive 69p per kw (Polestar have a deal that makes it 30p per kw)

Polestar 2 2020, Dave

 

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Admiral – decent price at vehicle launch.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor Long Range 2020, Steve

 

Admiral MultiCar – much cheaper than others.

Polestar 2 Dual Motor 2021, Stuart

 

Novo – ideal for expensive cars as it provides excellent cover – at a price!

Polestar 2 2021, Iain

 

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