Polestar 2 reviews: ‘Tesla ought to be paying attention’
Volvo hopes this electric car will play an important part in the EV scene
Polestar is Volvo’s stand-alone electric offshoot. The Polestar 1 was a limited-edition “headline-grabber”, but this new release is a fully-fledged production car which Volvo hopes will establish it as a big player in the important EV scene, said Top Gear. And with its competitive price (from £39,900), impressive finish and smooth ride, the Polestar 2 might do just that. “Tesla ought to be paying attention.”
It is certainly a smarter buy than a Tesla Model 3, especially if you prefer to charge your car at home, said The Daily Telegraph. The 64kWh standard-range, single-motor Polestar 2 can officially cover up to 273 miles on a single charge – giving it a range almost identical to the pricier Model 3 Standard Range. Plus, the driving experience is just as smooth, and is complemented by some precise controls.
The interior is also “exquisite”, with a mix of materials and plush inserts which gives it a noticeably “more premium-looking” feel than the Model 3’s interior, What Car? said. However, space is lacking in the boot and rear, and you hear quite a lot of noise from the road. This car has much to offer, but all in all, the well-established Tesla Model 3 – with its better charging network – still has the edge, at least for now.