Kevin Walmsley drives a Polestar 2 Dual motor 2021 electric car.
This is Kevin’s third electric car, he’s owned the Polestar 2 from new and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 210 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Polestar 2 out of 5.
Why did you choose the Polestar 2?
I wanted a premium electric car. The Polestar matched my aspirations. I wanted something different to the run of the mill electric cars. The Polestar ticked all of my boxes.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- The drive feels so confident
- It’s quick
- A solid quality car all round.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- The radio is still hit and miss even though there has been some enhancements
- The software is developing on the fly as such
- Speed sign recognition is flaky and doesn’t seem to be getting fixed very quickly.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
- A rattling seat belt which was replaced
- Speed sign recognition is an ongoing software problem
- TCAM reset required occasionally to get connectivity fixed but generally this can be done by yourself.
What are the standout tech features of your Polestar 2?
The car safety systems are great. Blind spot coverage and anti-collision detection is great. The software system is good with Google integrated, being able to control things like steering wheel heater with a command of ‘hey Google!’, is great. Plus, the wealth of whatever Google can answer by asking it a question on the move. Anything from the weather to sat nav to theoretically switching the lights on in your home.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Polestar 2.
There is no start button, just get in the car with your keys or phone and your bum is the button. Get in and go!
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Polestar 5 Precept – a unique standout electric car. It has great looks and will be fully loaded with the tech.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Kaluza charger – I would recommend it. Easy to set up to take advantage of flexible tariffs.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Gridserve – they are installing all-new chargers and substantially upgrading charging areas.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Pod Point
- Shell Recharge.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Privilege Insurance – I would recommend them as they are a good competitive price.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.