£49,000 *Price from
75.0 kWh *Useable Battery
280 mi *Real Range
265 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is not available yetThe Polestar 2 was revealed in Sweden on February 27th. Where the Polestar 1 was a PHEV, the 2 will be the first full-electric vehicle of the Chinese-Swedish brand. Production of the Polestar 2 will commence in February 2020 and the EV will subsequently be available in a few launch countries. The UK will be one of these countries. Specifications and prices shown are of the top-of-the-range 'Launch Edition'. A cheaper base model will also become available, but details are unknown as of yet. All specifications on this page with a * are still estimates.
Price from * £49,000
|Expected from *||March 2020|
Lease (BCH) from * £600 pcm
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
Real Range Estimation between 200 - 405 mi
|City - Cold Weather *||265 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||200 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||230 mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||405 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||260 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||320 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||4.7 sec|
|Top Speed *||155 mph|
|Electric Range *||280 mi|
|Total Power||300 kW (402 hp)|
|Total Torque||487 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||78.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Left Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power †||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->280 mi) †||8h15m|
|Charge Speed †||35 mph|
|Battery Useable*||75.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Left Side - Rear|
|Fastcharge Power||150 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (28->224 mi)||26 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||450 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||280 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||265 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||151 mpg|
|Range *||311 mi|
|Rated Consumption *||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption *||240 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent *||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||168 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 185 - 375 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather *||280 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||375 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||325 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||185 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||285 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||230 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty *||1900 kg|
|Cargo Volume||438 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Car Body||Liftback Saloon|
|Segment||Large Family Car|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||16%|
|P11D Value from *||£52,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£8,391|
|BIK @ 20% *||£140 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£280 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£315 pcm|
Similar electric vehicles
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Polestar 2. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||38h30m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||24 hours||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||12 hours||23 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||8h15m||35 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||8h15m||35 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Polestar 2.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||50 kW||63 min||180 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||90 kW †||35 min||330 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||150 kW||120 kW †||26 min||450 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||150 kW †||120 kW †||26 min||450 mph|
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £52,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Polestar 2 is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Polestar 2 is £49,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Polestar 2 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Polestar 2 is 300 kW (402 hp). The maximum torque is 487 lb-ft. The Polestar 2 is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 4.7 seconds. The estimated top speed is 155 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Polestar 2 has an estimated total capacity of 78 kWh. The usable capacity is 75 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 280 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 200 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 405 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 38 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 150 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 120 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 195 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Polestar 2 is about 265 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 151 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 375 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 185 Wh per mile.
The Polestar 2 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from Polestar
The link below will open the page of the 2 on the official Polestar site.