Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review

Craig Nuttall drives a Polestar 2 69kWh Standard Range Single Motor 2022.

This is Craig’s first electric car, he’s owned the Polestar 2 from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 200 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose this electric car?

For my first electric car I wanted an iconic brand, something people would look at. I am a Volvo fan, I owned an XC40 so a Polestar was the obvious choice.


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

  • Looks are amazing
  • superb driving experience
  • …and have I mentioned it’s just amazing to look at too?!


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

Nothing, despite all the doom and gloom on forums about TCAM or apps or software, my car has been 100% perfect and I have nothing but praise for it!


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

Outside sound system (apparently makes a noise in reverse) needed a new speaker, rectified by dealer with no drama whatsoever.


What are the standout technological features of the car?

The Google automotive system has been second to none and has done everything asked of it. I would say the heat pump has been a marvel and why it’s not a standard feature on all electric cars is a mystery.


Polestar 2 2022 electric car owner review


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car 

The Polestar logo projected onto the pano roof is so sexy!!!


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Early days but see no reason to move away from Polestar so my sights are set on the 3!


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements 

I have a Hypervolt and have had no issues so far. In the first few days of ownership it kept losing its connection but a quick call to support and an OTA update solved it. I don’t schedule charges so have no idea on that, the app has been flawless for me.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements 

Our supplier is EDF, they currently don’t offer an EV tariff unless you are already on one, if not, tough luck.

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

I use IONITY mainly because Polestar supply a Plugsurfing card which costs 30p/kW.


Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements

My insurer is esure – when I changed to Polestar it cost me £89 for the final 6 months of my policy, not a great deal and I was very happy.


Please itemise where you’re saving money owning & running an electric car

I don’t save anything, car was £120 a month more than the Volvo XC40. I save £13.75 on road tax, insurance is likely to be higher and servicing was £160 for 3 services on the XC40. As for fuel, this car will go to southern Spain every year, I have calculated at current prices I might save £80 each way on electricity, in the big scheme of things, no difference.


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