Polestar 2


The Polestar 2 is a serious player in the world of electric cars. It combines bold design with a variety of tech-laden features and great range that means range anxiety will never enter your mind. On top of that, it’s a more affordable premium EV than the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Basically, it has everything that EV drivers are looking for and is an absolute joy to drive. If your budget allows, then the Polestar 2 is a wonderful EV that should just about tick each and every one of your boxes.

A Polestar 2 parked on a street in London.

Try the Polestar 2 on an elmo subscription

The second EV released by Volvo’s performance car brand Polestar, the Polestar 2 is a futuristic and exquisite competitor to the Tesla Model 3. With powerful acceleration, confident performance and decent range, this car matches the Model 3 in every way. Check out blog with a list of the main differences between the Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3. And how about those bold Scandinavian looks?

Best of all and for the first time ever, it’s available on our all-inclusive electric car subscription package.

That means no deposit to pay, no long lease contract (you can hand it back after your first 60 days on elmoFlex) and your package includes (as standard):

  • Electric car hire
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Maintenance & Servicing
  • Breakdown cover

Book online today, get verified in 24 hours and receive your Polestar 2 electric car after seven days (subject to availability).

Polestar 2 on Salary Sacrifice

Salary Sacrifice schemes allow employees to save anywhere between 30-60% on the cost of a subscription – meaning you could bag yourself a Polestar 2 for even less! Try out our calculator to see exactly how much your monthly payments would be.

Polestar 2 Walk Around

Join EV expert Josh, as he gives a guided tour of the Polestar 2. Watch to find out about the interior and exterior features, plus the all important charging and power.

Here at elmo, we also offer the choice between three different packages: standard, Pilot and Plus. For more info on each of the packages, head over to our dedicated article here: Polestar 2 differences.

Polestar 2 range and charging

If you’re looking for an EV that can get you from A to B, then back to A again (a few times over) then the Polestar 2 should be high on your list of considerations. Even the most affordable model, the Pilot standard range, has an impressive real-world range of 215 miles.

Single Motor
Dual Motor
Pilot Standard Range
215 miles
Pilot Long Range
260 miles
260 miles
Plus Standard Range
215 miles
Plus Long Range
260 miles
260 miles

With Type 2 and CCS connectors, there are plenty of options available for charging. From empty to full, a 7kW charger will take around 11 hours, or if you’re charging via a 3-pin plug it’ll take around a day and a half. However, if you use a 150kW rapid charger you’ll charge from 20-80% in around 20 mins.

Installing an EV charger at home is convenient, but with such short charging times it’s not essential for getting the most out of your Polestar 2.

Polestar 2 interior

Infotainment centre with high-performance audio, climate control, and a touch screen? Check. Heated front seats? Check. Rear camera and front and rear parking assist? Check. The Polestar 2 is jam-packed with features to make the driving experience simple, fun and safe, including Android Auto

Depending on the level of tech and functionality you’re looking for, the Polestar 2 Pilot, Plus and Performance packs each have an assortment of additions to crank things up a notch (or three).

The Pilot offers pixel LED headlights, a 360-degree camera, driver assistance with pilot assist, adaptive cruise control and more.

The Plus offers everything the pilot has plus Harman Kardon premium sound, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, heat pump and more.

The Performance is only available with the Long Range Dual Motor, and includes 20-inch alloy wheels, handling upgrades, Brembo front brakes and more.

Polestar 2 exterior

The Polestar 2 is smart, sleek and futuristic, with all the efficiency you’d expect from a Swedish electric car. And if you’re looking for more tech, there’s plenty on the outside as well as the inside, including:

  • LED headlights
  • Retractable frameless mirrors
  • Rain sensor
  • Foot-operated boot
  • Adaptive rear LED lights

Polestar 2 key features

If the great range, slick design, and a mountain of tech we’ve already covered aren’t enough to convince you the Polestar 2 is worth your time, there are a few key features that should cement it at the top of your list of considerations.

  • The 360-degree camera offers you a birds-eye view when parking, helping you to navigate even the tightest spaces. Once you’ve used it you’ll wonder how you ever used to park with mirrors (and wit) alone.
  • The remote opening boot allows you to access the boot with just a wave of your foot, perfect for loading the car after a tiring shopping trip.
  • The large infotainment centre has boatloads of functionality which is all controlled from the centralised unit. 

Lease vs subscription

Ready to drive your very own Polestar 2 but not sure whether leasing or subscribing is right for you? Take a look at the differences:

Polestar 2 Standard Range SM
Polestar 2 Standard Range SM

* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Split monthly over 36 months.
*** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.

For more information check out our complete guide to leasing vs subscribing.

Have you also consider getting the Polestar 2 on salary sacrifice? We’ve created a handy salary sacrifice calculator so you can see exactly how much you could save

Is the Polestar 2 suitable for you?

If you’re looking for a premium EV that has power, performance and range but with a lower price tag than the Model 3, the Polestar 2 is everything you need and more. It has a great selection of features that make it a fun and safe car to drive and has a bold, sleek design that screams quality. It even made it onto our list of the best luxury electric cars for 2023.

Not quite sold on a Polestar 2? For more information on how an elmo subscription can help you drive your very own EV, browse our full range of electric cars.

Polestar 2 FAQs

How much is a Polestar 2?

The cost to buy a Polestar 2 starts from £43,150, however, with a subscription through elmo you can pay as little as £759 per month.

Who makes Polestar 2

Polestar is jointly owned and produced by Swedish manufacturer Volvo and Chinese manufacturer Geely Auto. Currently, Polestar 2s are produced in Chengdu, China. Read our everything you need to know about Polestar blog to find out more about this innovative brand. 

How much does it cost to charge a Polestar 2?

When charging from home, a Polestar 2 will cost around £11-14 to fully charge. When using a public charging station, it will cost around £16-18. 

How long does it take to fully charge a Polestar 2?

When using a 7kW charger it will take around 11 hours to fully charge a Polestar 2. However, with a 150kW rapid charger, it will charge in around 30 mins.

Does the Polestar 2 have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the Polestar 2 has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ensuring complete compatibility.

Can the Polestar 2 use Tesla chargers?

You can charge the Polestar 2 using all major networks with the exception of Tesla Superchargers.

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