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Charging output

Charging output is used to charge the high-voltage batteries and precondition the vehicle. Charging is performed by connecting a charging cable between the vehicle's charging socket and a 120/240 V electrical socket (alternating current) or via a charging station.


Polestar strongly advises against charging the vehicle with alternating current of 100-120 V in combination with an amperage under 10A.

When the charging cable is activated, a message will be displayed in the instrument panel and an indicator light in the vehicle's charging socket will illuminate. The vehicle's center display is activated at the same time and shows the charging settings. Charging output is primarily used for battery charging, but is also used for preconditioning. The 12 V battery is charged while the vehicle's batteries are charging.


Never detach the charging cable from the 120/240 V outlet (AC, alternating current) while charging is in progress – the 120/240 V outlet could be damaged in such circumstances. Always interrupt charging first and then disconnect the charging cable – first from the vehicle's charging socket and then from the 120/240 V outlet.


  • In extremely cold or hot weather, part of the charging current is used to heat/cool the high-voltage battery and the passenger compartment, resulting in a longer charging time.
  • The charging time is longer if preconditioning has been selected. The time required depends primarily on the ambient temperature.
  • Rapid charging with up to 150 kW output is possible under favorable conditions for the high-voltage battery and the charging station. Charging output is limited toward the end of rapid charging.

Charging time (AC)

Charging time varies depending on the current strength set in the center display or available charging output. The following charging times apply when charging is not affected by current being drawn from the climate system or any other function. The charging time can also vary depending on battery size. If charging seems to be taking more time than shown in the table, this should be investigated.1

Single-phase charging2
Current (A)1Charging output (kW)Charging time (hours)3
Triple-phase charging
Current (A)Charging output (kW)Charging time (hours)

Charging time for rapid charging

Charging output (kW)4Charging time5 (minutes)


There are normally several 120/240 V power consumers in one fuse circuit, which means that more than one power consumer (e.g. lighting, vacuum cleaner, electric drill, etc.) may use the same fuse.

  1. 1 Maximum charging current may vary from market to market.
  2. 2 Applies to charging with 200-240 V-outlet.
  3. 3 From 0-100 %
  4. 4 Maximum output that the charging station can supply.
  5. 5 Applies at 0-80% charging level provided that the battery's temperature is between 20 and 35 °C (68-95 °F).