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My Polestar 2

  • P2 Variant
    Launch Edition Long Range Dual Motor
  • Exterior Colour
    Magnesium
  • Interior Colour
    Slate WeaveTech with Black Ash
  • Performance Pack
    No
  • Alloy Wheels
    20" 4-V Spoke

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  1. What a beaut! 476hp 21” Polestar 1 Alloys 6 Piston Polestar 1 Brakes Ohlins 3 way adjustable Dampeners Cosmetic body colour coding We need this… Let’s hope the performance increase can be an optional purchase via an OTA update…. How much would you pay?
  2. I've only has my P2 for seven weeks and I've held off making any judgements too quickly, especially anything deemed negative as I'd much sooner try and live with something to see if I get used to it first. I only have a few things that niggle me, one of them being the seats. There is a hard bar going across which every time I get into the car, my not so skinny bottom lands on, once seated correctly I don't find this an issue. The biggest grip is the lack of side bolster support. I'm far from skinny and I just don't feel like I'm held in to the seat. This has been further emphasised today when I used a Hyundai i30 for work and could feel that hugging me more than the Polestar. (maybe smaller seats). I do appreciate they can't make everyone happy and maybe I'm of a minority that like a sporty, hugging seat, especially given this is in the 'sports car' bracket. Does anyone else feel the same?
  3. Hi all, For those with Facebook accounts, if you are not already aware, Polestar have created a global group for owners only. You will need your VIN number to enter the group. They can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/officialpolestarcommunity
  4. Hi all, For those of you on Facebook, there is an excellent Facebook Group called 'Polestar EV UK' Highly recommend joining as a member, they have a really nice community of UK owners. They can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2174105976035722/
  5. What are your thoughts on a possible optional OTA power enhancement being made available? There have been some subtle hints by Polestar and we can see a single motor is capable of 231hp, so do you think a potential 50-60hp optional purchase could be made available to us? If so, what would you be happy to pay for it?
  6. What did you drive before your P2? Is there anything you miss about your previous car?
  7. What features, functions or settings have you discovered that you had no idea about?
  8. Hi all, We've recently released our Android Web App, providing a portal to P2OC.com. It can be downloaded here: P2OC.com Google Play Store This is the first release and we are currently exploring to submit this to Google as an Android Automotive App. I will update you all more soon.
  9. If you could change any three things about the P2, what would they be and why? I wish the seats were more hugging and a different material. I found them quite hot recently in the short spell of good weather we had and have always liked the feel of sporty, bolstered seats I'd really liked adaptive suspension, having experienced it in the VW, its such an excellent system. Finally, more regeneration range options with paddles. I feel the three are the extremes and maybe two more options one to match an ICE feel and another not quite so harsh as standard would be great. Having now driven the P2 for a number of weeks, especially living out in the countryside, the ability to quickly change these options via steering paddles would be excellent.
  10. Has anyone successfully updated their software and using the new Polestar App features? Whats your thoughts and feedback?
  11. Polestar have finished production the of the Launch Edition and have now released three new variants. The price is now starting from £39,900 Whats interesting is how this points to a potential future 'true' performance model as hinted by Mr Ingenlath... a single motor is clearly capable of 231hp, so could we see at least a 460-470hp output with a reduced consumption/range?? A few new things to note... Polestar have now added two new interior options, Charcoal & Zinc Embossed Textile and these two options have the 3D Etched trim. The Barley Leather remains the only option at an extra cost of £4000 (I personally really like the look of the Zinc and had I had the option I'd have chosen that over the WeaveTech). Quite a big one is the introduction of a new Heat Pump in the Plus Pack... that will be a welcome option for new owners whom are yet to order. The Polestar.com Configurator has now been updated. The new variants are as follows: Long Range Dual Motor 78kWh Output: 300kW (408hp) 660Nm Consumption WLTP: 31.4-32.6 kWh/100 miles Range WLTP: 279-298 miles Long Range Single Motor 78kWh Output: 170 kW (231 hp) 330Nm Consumption WLTP: 27.5-29.4 kWh/100 miles Range WLTP: 320-335 miles Standard Range Single Motor 64kWh Output: 165 kW (224hp) 330Nm Consumption WLTP: 27.5-28.9 kWh/100 miles Range WLTP: 260-273 miles The removal of the Launch Edition means Polestar have now introduced optional extras in the form of 'Packs': Packs: Performance Pack - £5000 Plus Pack - £4000 Pilot Pack - £3000 To further improve accessibility, optional equipment packs have been designed to add value without plaguing the ordering process with too many single options. The existing optional Performance Pack remains available for the Long range Dual motor variant only, and includes adjustable Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes, forged 20-inch alloy wheels and signature ‘Swedish gold’ details inside and out. The Plus and Pilot packs, which have previously been standard on the launch version, are now optional. The Plus Pack includes high-level premium equipment like the full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system with 13 speakers, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and wipers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully-electric heated front seats with memory, and a new heat pump. The heat pump reduces the need to use valuable battery capacity to prepare and sustain the cabin climate. It capitalises ambient heat, as well as residual thermal energy from the drivetrain, to reduce climatization load by as much as 50%. In colder climates and most effectively between 5-15 degrees Celsius, as much as 10% can be gained in range. Constant development also means that future improvements and more significant gains can be deployed via OTA updates. The Pilot Pack includes enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as the Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, and Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning. A handful of specific single options remain available, including ventilated Nappa leather upholstery (requires Plus Pack), metallic paint, 20-inch alloy wheels and a semi-electric folding tow bar. It's exciting times ahead as these changes will enable even more people to own a Polestar 2 and help push future development in forthcoming model upgrades/refreshes.
  12. In the froot there is space for a foam insert and the car Jack. The Polestar is not delivered with this and whilst I can appreciate some would like this, it actually serves no purpose for the P2 as the Jack is not capable of lifting the car safely due to the load limit of the Jack. Unless you want it to be a Good Samaritan for other drivers, my advice is to use that space for more important kit such as a fluorescent jacket or other safety equipment.
  13. In the space of a week, I’ve had two ask if it’s a Tesla, one a Volvo and one a Citroen! (Don’t let the French see this to support their legal case) What have you had??
  14. Just so happens there is a fresh update from Shaun @ PolestarDriver here @PD-Shaun
  15. Hi Andy and welcome, It’s a good question, which is difficult to provide a clear answer due to the amount of variables such as environment conditions, driving speed and pre conditioning the battery before a journey. The alloy wheel size you choose makes a big difference too, I believe opting for the 20” can potentially reduce range by 20 miles. (Figures stated below will be from a mix of 19” and 20” P2’s) You are absolutely correct that 292 is not achievable in real world, much like the stated MPG of ICE vehicles is never seen. The type of roads you drive on will have a bearing, such as motorway driving, the usual expectations of what speed you travel at and in turn how much drag is created. In the winter owners have been seeing as low as 160 miles with most reporting between 170-190 miles As the weather has got better recently and with the recent software update to improve range, it has been around 200 miles Come summer time, it is expected to be around the 220-240 miles, which I believe is as good as most owners will get. Some have reported near 250 miles Pre-conditioning the P2 before driving as seen better results. Polestar have produced a real world calculator which is well worth looking at: https://www.polestar.com/uk/ownership/tools/range Another excellent resource, which will only get better as more owners submit their readings is https://polestardriver.com/reports/
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