Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

Kulraj Burmy drives a Polestar 2 Single Motor 2022 electric car.

 

This is Kulraj’s first electric car, he’s owned the Polestar 2 from new and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles per year. The current mileage is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 210 miles range from a full charge.

 

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Why did you choose the Polestar 2?

I originally ordered a VW ID.3 Tour Pro S for my wife, however that order kept getting pushed back and we then went and test drove a number of different EVs at our local Innovation Centre. We loved the size, comfort, range and infotainment features of the Polestar 2 and it was at the right price point for our budget. We were also lucky enough to find a preconfigured car that met our needs and had the Polestar 2 delivered to us within 3 weeks of placing our order!

 

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

  • There’s nothing on the road that looks quite like the Polestar 2, it turns heads wherever we go as you don’t see many of them around
  • It’s very nice to drive, very comfortable and has plenty space for us, our 2 kids and our dog
  • The Polestar 2 gives us plenty of range for the day to day commute, school runs and we recently did a 750 mile round trip between Glasgow and Bristol which it managed absolutely fine with a few stops to top up the battery.

 

Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

 

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

  • We have been very lucky not to have experienced any issues but some owners have reported connectivity problems due to a fault with the TCAM, so I’m always a bit anxious that this fault could appear at some point
  • It’s supposed to have a kick sensor under the rear bumper to allow the tailgate to be opened in a hands-free way but due to the semiconductor shortage Polestar haven’t been fitting this. They have promised to retrofit it at a later date however there is no timescale for this as yet.
  • While the infotainment runs on Android Automotive, there are a limited number of apps available for the infotainment. Hopefully this range of apps will improve with time.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

No faults at all as yet, thankfully!

 

What are the standout tech features of your Polestar 2?

The Infotainment system based on Android Automotive is brilliantly easy to use and because it uses Google Assistant you can use it to control smart tech in your home. For example, we used it to set the temperature on our Nest Thermostat on our way home from a long trip recently so our home was nice and warm for us getting back!

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Polestar 2.

It runs Google Maps as it’s main sat nav however, it also has ABRP available as a great way to plan long trips.

 

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

IONIQ 5 on the way in May for me!

 

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

Indra Smart Pro.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

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

Scottish Gas – luckily, we don’t face any price hikes until July 2023 as its fixed at 18p/kWh until then!

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

IONITY & MFG – solid chargers that provide a fast charge rate.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Ionity
  • MFG
  • Osprey.

 

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

Marshmallow – good price, very good app that allows you to easily manage your insurance account.

 

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Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.

£100.

 

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