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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 15.0 - 18.0 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 6.0 - 7.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 3.0 - 3.6 miles/kWh

Grey 2020 Polestar 2 on charge

  • 292-mile range, confirmed by WLTP testing
  • 11 hours to home-charge, 40 minutes on rapid charge
  • Bank on 200 miles in mixed driving, nearer 300 in town

Range and charging

The official claimed Polestar 2 range for the dual-motor model is 292 miles of combined driving or 348 miles if you only drive in the city. That’s a WLTP-approved range and our UK test drives would support an easy 200+ miles of mixed driving on faster roads, motorways and around town.

Both single-motor models claim a decent battery range – for the standard model it's up to 273 miles and 335 miles for the long-range version, both on the WLTP 'real world' testing scheme.

Few electric cars can accurately match the claimed EV range, especially in real-world conditions where you'll probably want to have the heating on in winter and suchlike. Expect nearer 200 miles for the standard range on a mix of roads and a similar drop off for the other models. In our experience a Tesla Model 3 gets closer to its official figures in the real world.

If you have a middling 7kW wallbox at home, an overnight charge would take a theoretical 11 hours from empty, which means you can plug a Polestar 2 in when you get home and it'll be full and primed by morning. Track down one of the emerging, faster 150kW public rapid chargers and 0-80% should take 40 minutes, according to Polestar.

That's pretty quick, but there’s no ultra-fast charging 800v tech like we've seen in the Porsche Taycan here, just your standard 400 volts, so don’t expect anything too ground-breaking. Charging times and tech are on par with the Tesla Model 3.

2020 Polestar 2 instrumentation while charging

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) N/A
Insurance group 34 - 42
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