Charging an electric car is generally cheaper than filling up with petrol, depending on the price at the time. There are plenty of options to save money and reduce range anxiety. Based on your driving behaviour and other environmental factors, the tools on this page can give you an indication of how often you would need to charge your Polestar, how long that could take, and what your expected range might look like.
* In Europe all electric vehicles are measured against a standardized metric for range. The Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) measures the range of a car travelling at an average speed of 30mph in summer temperatures from a 100% to 0% state of charge. The actual range achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors. The certified WLTP range is therefore normally not achievable in real life. Please learn more about WLTP here.
Charging an electric car is generally much cheaper than refuelling a petrol car. In the UK, you can get a full charge for as little as £8.40*, if you use your power supply at home. Using a public charging station tends to cost more, but you can also find free charging stations near shopping centres, workplaces and libraries.
* Estimated cost based on £0.14/kWh when charging at home. The price you pay depends on your contract with your energy supplier.
The more you drive, the more you have to charge. Driving speed, weather conditions, type of road, wheel size and climate control all influence your real life range and therefore your charging requirements. In Europe, people drive an average of 33km (20 miles) a day. With this kind of usage, you would only have to charge Polestar 2 about once a week. In practice, it’s easiest to just top up the battery when you park your car at home or work, so once per week is only hypothetical.
The range you can travel in a fully charged Polestar 2 depends on which version of the car you own, your driving speed and style, and other external factors. Use our Range assistant to get a sense of how weather conditions, speed, wheel size and climate control can influence real life range.
There are a number of ways you can charge the Polestar 2, from plugging it into the mains at home (relatively slow but more affordable) to using a public charging station (faster but less cost-effective). For example, a 40-minute charge at a fast charging station should be enough to charge the Polestar 2’s battery to 80% Check out the Charging assistant below to learn more about the available options and get an idea of the various charging times.