Polestar 2 300kw 78kWh Pilot Plus AWD 2021, Dave – EV Owner Review

Polestar 2 300kw 78kWh Pilot Plus AWD 2021, Dave - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Dave

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Polestar 2 300kw 78kWh Pilot Plus AWD

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
20,000 – 30,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
235

 

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Why did you choose this car?
My wife commutes 100 miles per day. We were spending £550 per month on fuel between us. The lease price was £460 per month so it was a no brainer. We looked at a Tesla Model 3 but the Polestar 2 was a hatchback, the Tesla isn’t and I preferred the looks and the thought of using the Google operating system.

 

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

  • Intuitive, simple and an absolute pleasure to drive
  • Understated Scandinavian design
  • Super smooth, powerful acceleration.

 

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

  • Needs more range for the long cross country drives
  • The phone app is unreliable
  • It could have more apps on the App store.

 

Rate your EV out of 5

 

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
I do really like being surprised when I get in the car on a cold morning and the pre-heated cabin greets me. It’s a simple thing but so so welcome.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Hyundai IONIQ 5. I will always buy electric now and the IONIQ 5 looks great and it will give us that longer range and also quicker charging. I love the retro 80s pixel design touches.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point – I would recommend if you just want a simple, reliable charger where you can schedule your charge times to suit your electricity tariff. It also gives you a breakdown of how much you’ve spent if you like that sort of thing.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – I would recommend. Between 12:30 & 4:30am you get very cheap electricity. Ideal to top up your car every day. If you have a short commute you’ll start every day on a full charge.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
I’ve used IONITY a few times when going on holiday and they’ve been fast and reliable. However having a home charger means we rarely use them.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
It’s a lease through salary sacrifice so all running costs including insurance is included, apart from charging.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5

 

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