Verdict Is the Polestar 2 worth waiting for?

Polestar is currently accepting refundable deposits of £1,000 to secure a car, which will be confirmed when it gets FCA and Government plug-in approval. Deliveries are planned in July.

Because Polestar doesn’t believe in a dealership model, and so doesn’t have any dealerships, you'll need to buy your 2 using an app, which is also used to arrange servicing and aftercare.

There are two retail spaces planned in Manchester and London, where you can look at and touch materials to get a good idea of how your configuration will look and feel.

The first year’s production will be exclusively devoted to the high-spec Launch Edition, which costs £49,900 before grant. Options to purchase will include cash or finance, and cheaper models are expected to follow.

If that all sounds like a bit of a faff and you're wondering why you should bother, we think the Polestar 2 is worth your time purely for how well it nails the basics. Its new infotainment system is fantastic and the powertrain and handling stand out in a developing landscape of electric cars.

It might lack the look-at-me gimmicks that other electric cars have been launched with, but by focussing on getting the day-to-day stuff right, Polestar has created a car that should be super easy to live with and enjoyable to drive.

Bookmark this page to ensure you’re up-to-date with all the latest information regarding the Polestar 2 - we'll revisit the star ratings once we've driven a production ready car.

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