Choosing and buying

Whether for personal and business use, government subsidies and regulations can make a big difference to an electric car’s purchase price. Nowadays, fully electric cars usually qualify for more generous subsidies than hybrids, so check what’s available where you live before making the call.

Whether for personal and business use, government subsidies and regulations can make a big difference to an electric car’s purchase price. Nowadays, fully electric cars usually qualify for more generous subsidies than hybrids, so check what’s available where you live before making the call.

Choosing the best electrified car

When choosing between a hybrid and an all-electric car, your average daily mileage, typical number of passengers, and driving style are all points to consider. Practical factors like range, emissions and storage space are also important, as is the overall purchase price.

Plug-in hybrid vs fully electric

Model

Polestar 1

Model

Polestar 2

Type

Plug-in hybrid

Type

Fully electric

Battery

34kWh arranged in 3 battery stacks (2 packs)

Battery

78 kWh battery in 27 modules

Engine / motor

2-litre in-line 4-cyl. supercharged and turbocharged, plus 2 rear axle electric machines

Engine / motor

2 electric motors (rear and front axle)

Power

609 hp

Power

300 kW / 408 hp

Electric range

Up to 124 kilometres (WLTP)

Electric range

Up to 470 kilometres (WLTP)

Seats

4 seats

Seats

5 seats

Storage

125 litres

Storage

405-litre trunk 35-litre front storage compartment

Emissions

30g/km NEDC (weighted)

Emissions

Zero

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