we have had the opportunity to experience Polestar Experience 2, but this time we are going to tell you about it at the user level, that too without the great technical data. This article is written from a personal experience so that you can read what it is like to drive this electric car.
Polestar is a recent brand created by Volvo, but the truth is that one would not think so at first glance. We picked up the vehicle on April 27 in Sanchinaro, north of Madrid. The vehicle marked an autonomy of 300 km with 80% battery, and the final destination was Jain. There we started our journey.
Travel sensation, time and cost
Our journey was directly to the capital Janen, which is about 350 km away. Since we were not doing any autonomy tests, we already had in mind where to stop, the first stop would be at the charger that is in Manzanares (Ciudad Real) of Xander, since it was halfway there and fully connected happened.
The first feel behind the wheel of the Polestar is great, it’s got a great driving feeling. Very smooth steering and road handling is great. My co-pilot is also very comfortable with the space in the front and the feeling of spaciousness that the sunroof gives. I have to say I love manual buttons and levers (call me old) and Polestar hails the levers behind the wheel as “a lifetime”. As a curiosity, as it is still little known, this is the specific car that they see you saying… What brand is this?
The trip downhill was a total of 4 hours, as on the road it takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes, plus the 30 minutes we were charging at 50kW, to recharge the autonomy for another 150 km. Overall we reached our destination with a range of 150 actual km. I say real, because the truth is that driving in a normal way (between 110-120km/h) the autonomy that the car was marked with was completely real and there was nothing to be afraid of. We kept the air conditioning on all the way, because at 3 in the afternoon you can’t live without it. On average, Polestar 2 produced a consumption figure of 16.8kWh/100km.
The cost of charging in Zunder was €10.49. We are talking about a charger with a power of 50kW and a cost of €0.39/kWh. Is it more cost effective than my main gasoline car? Let’s do the math and put ourselves in extrapolating mode for the entire trip.
my primary vehicle is a Honda Civic of 2019. This trip is very normal for me, so the consumption of Madrid-Jane is 5.8l per 100km. This is at a cost of €1.55 for gasoline on the day which was a Final price at €31.47, In this pole star 2With a consumption of 17kWh per 100km, and at a cost of €0.39 per The final price of the trip is €23.02. The cost saving on the journey was 8.27 Euros. At the end of the post we will show whether the trip up has saved or not.
Vehicle. pole star 2.
Once in a go, we’ve had a few days to enjoy it and see what its advantages and disadvantages are. Here we are showing you some of the best pictures taken in front of La Victoria Stadium.
Acceleration of this car is 7.2 seconds to catch the speed of 0 to 100km/h. We are talking about the “younger” version with only a 220 hp engine. I don’t think much needs to be said about what happens when you want to exit a STOP…
The inside qualities look very reasonable and the seats are very comfortable to drive. All these opinions are of personal nature. The trunk is very spacious, you can definitely fit two large suitcases and one small one. and we also have the famous brother earthIdeal for a small front trunk, housing charging cables and a small package.
One of the things that I didn’t like very much is the “little” storage space that we could find in the cabin. The truth is I don’t see it as very useful and it pales in comparison to my personal vehicle, a 2019 Honda Civic. Here are some pictures of the doors and the center section of our Polestar.
One of the biggest problems I’ve seen is the direction change lever. It’s positioned like a typical gear stick, but having a vertical screen, you tend to hit it if you want to touch the bottom of the screen, and that’s something that can be annoying.
return trip. Are the prices of the goods high in price?
On the way, we will bear in mind that our Polestar was charged again in Zunder, but this time with a power of 100kW and a price of €0.55/kWh. And on the day of the increase, gasoline was €1.40/litre in Jaén. Here it is much cheaper than in Madrid.
It should also be kept in mind that there are two very different vehicles that we are comparing. But it’s also interesting to compare, because these are real cases of people changing vehicles. And there would be a lot of savings too if we had a charger at home, but we don’t have one and we’re on a trip (there are only a few a year but we should keep them in mind), so let’s see what happens.
In short, going on this electric car costs us 17kWh * 350km * €0.55 for the trip, with a final price of €32.73. In our gasoline Civic, 5.8l * €1.40 * 350km would have meant a total cost of €28.42. They are just 4 euros more expensive in electric than in petrol. Should goods prices be lower? Tesla just did it this week, we leave it open for other companies here…
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