Electric driving


There’s no need for range anxiety. EVs like Polestar 2 have plenty of stamina for daily commutes and are perfectly suited for longer trips. Read on to find out how to extract even more kilometres from the battery.

There’s no need for range anxiety. EVs like Polestar 2 have plenty of stamina for daily commutes and are perfectly suited for longer trips. Read on to find out how to extract even more kilometres from the battery.

  • 01.
    Plan your charge

    The day before embarking on a long trip, change the charging settings in your car to 100%. Once on the road, it’s better to make two stops, charging to 80%, than to stop once to charge to 100%. This is also a time-saving measure, as the final 20% capacity of the battery charges at a much slower rate.

  • 02.
    Manage your speed

    Smooth driving with less acceleration and deceleration will extend the range of an EV. The same goes for lowering the cruising speed, as it effectively reduces energy consumption. To help get more miles out of a charge, Polestar 2 even offers an onboard range assistant that immediately shows the impact of how you’re driving at any given moment.

  • 03.
    Pre-heat and pre-cool

    EVs like Polestar 2 offer pre-entry climate control, allowing the interior to be heated or cooled while the car is being charged. This option provides the optimal interior temperature while also increasing the range of a single charge.

  • 04.
    Select eco climate

    While driving, you can reduce the energy used for heating or cooling by selecting the eco climate function. Once activated, it automatically adjusts the climate settings to benefit the range.

  • 05.
    Coast to a stop

    Letting an EV coast to a stop positively affects range. Polestar 2’s one-pedal drive feature will start applying the brakes if the driver stops accelerating, so it’s better to switch it off for coasting.

  • 06.
    Travel light

    Don't keep unnecessary weight in the trunk. Also, avoid unused items on top of the car, such as a roof rack. Both will significantly reduce the energy efficiency of an EV, as more power is needed to overcome rolling resistance.

  • 07.
    Plug in more often when it’s cold

    Cold weather can influence the efficiency and the driving range of an EV. To counter this, plug the car in more often and use the energy from the charger to help the battery remain warm. Otherwise, the battery will have to warm itself up, reducing the number of miles you can get from a charge.

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