Polestar 2

Battery Electric Vehicle

£46,400Price from

75.0 kWh *Useable Battery

280 mi *Real Range

265 Wh/mi *Efficiency

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The 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 £46,400

Availability Pre-order
Expected from June 2020
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £602 pcm

Annual VED £320
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Lease estimate by WeVee based on 36-month unregulated business contract hire (BCH), 6+35 payment profile, 10,000 miles per annum, excluding optional maintenance package and is subject to VAT. Offer subject to status, terms and conditions.

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
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

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Performance

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
Drive AWD

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 78.0 kWh
Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->280 mi) † 8h15m
Charge Speed † 35 mph
Battery Useable* 75.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 150 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (28->224 mi) 28 min
Fastcharge Speed 420 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours and a charge speed of 23 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 280 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 265 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 151 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range * 311 mi
Rated Consumption * No Data
Vehicle Consumption * 240 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent * No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 168 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4607 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1478 mm
Wheelbase 2735 mm
Weight Empty * 1900 kg
Cargo Volume 438 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked * 750 kg
Towing Weight Braked * 1500 kg
Roof Load * 75 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body Liftback Saloon
Segment Large Family Car
Roof Rails No

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 0%
P11D Value from £49,845
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £0
BIK @ 20% £0 pcm
BIK @ 40% £0 pcm
BIK @ 45% £0 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £49,845
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £498
BIK @ 20% £8 pcm
BIK @ 40% £17 pcm
BIK @ 45% £19 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £49,845
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £997
BIK @ 20% £17 pcm
BIK @ 40% £33 pcm
BIK @ 45% £37 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 34 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 8h15m 34 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 power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point 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 66 min 170 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 100 kW 90 kW † 37 min 310 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 150 kW 120 kW † 28 min 420 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.

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All about the Polestar 2

Pricing

The Polestar 2 has an On The Road Price (OTR) of £49,900. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Polestar 2 is eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the invoice of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Polestar 2 is £46,400.

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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.

Go to the 2 on the official Polestar website.