Ross Jones drives a Polestar 2 2021 electric car.
This is Ross’s first electric car, he’s owned the Polestar 2 less than a year and drives 10,000-15,000 miles per year. The current mileage is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 200 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose the Polestar 2?
It was a genuine competitor to the Tesla Model 3 which was what we had test driven first. We liked both but always preferred the look of the Polestar 2. It basically came down to whichever was cheapest on a salary sacrifice deal.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- The interior is simple and clean looking but still has useful controls/buttons to hand
- The power of this thing is unreal, incredible speed when needed
- The pixel headlights are unreal, amazing clarity at night without dazzling oncoming cars by effectively blocking them out.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- ‘Cockpit’ style driver’s position takes some getting used to
- The head space in the rear isn’t the greatest for tall people
- Changes to software have been slow, app uptake has been slow both of which are getting better.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Just general software issues, no different to getting updates on your phone, they’re gradually ironing out glitches.
What are the standout tech features of your Polestar 2?
Pixel headlights are awesome! Google automotive is very easy to use and can only see it getting better.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Polestar 2.
There’s a takeaway hook that unfolds from the glove box, a handy feature for some.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
There’s plenty but as a family we’re really interested in the VW ID. Buzz. We’ve got a 1968 VW camper van so having something to compliment this would be great.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
We use a Rolec charger – very simple to use but most are. I would recommend this charger but there’s so many to choose from now I would just try and use a local installer so if there were any problems you can get someone relatively easy (although you might never need anyone).
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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – they have a very cheap overnight tariff which I’m able to charge up my work mileage in the 4 hour window every night.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt, Osprey and Gridserve are stand out excellent public chargers for us. Just so simple to use, swipe your debit card and charge, very easy!
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
We have an all inclusive deal so don’t have any details to share.
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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.