2's Day with Polestar 2
2's Day. Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022. Or, more satisfyingly: 02/22/22. Given that it will take another 200 years for the next occurrence of this type (and it looks like February 22nd, 2222 will actually fall on a Friday), we figured there was no better time to look at our own number 2.
Polestar 2 has been in customers' hands for almost two years. And in that time, it's seen constant improvements in drivability, usability, and sustainability. OTA (Over the Air) updates mean it can update and upgrade with the same frequency as a smartphone. Improvements don't have to come with a new face-lift or model year. And said improvements can be implemented across all vehicles simultaneously. No workshop visits, no hardware installations.
These updates have made the following improvements, bug fixes and upgrades possible since the start of customer deliveries in 2020:
- stability improvements to the 12-volt battery
- improved car-to-Internet connectivity
- improved charge speed when using a DC charger
- addition of a customer request (yes, we take requests): preset climate timers
- update of the estimated Distance to Empty (DTE) for the battery via a linear algorithm
- wireless mobile charging fix, after some customers reported having issues charging the (then) new iPhone 12 with a MagSafe wireless charger
- software version P1.5 bug fix, which was stopping users' favorite contacts from syncing with the car
- addition of a customer request: charging speed shown in kW in the instrument panel
- an in-car Range Assistant app that improves efficiency and increases range confidence
- an Eco Climate mode in said app that allows the driver to reduce demand on the battery from the climate system
- battery preconditioning improvements
There are now approximately 29,000 Polestar 2s across the world. Out of these, almost 90% have installed the latest OTA update. This means they're running software that's fixed the early-stage issues. They've also received updates that have added new features and enhanced existing ones, leading to an even better driver and user experience.
There's always room for improvement. And with the OTA updates available for Polestar 2, there always will be. From now until next 2's Day.
White slopes and green goals: How Laax became one of Switzerland's greenest ski resorts
Our partnership with Weisse Arena Group, which manages the ski resort of Laax in the Swiss Alps, is now in its second year. So we caught up with their Sustainability Officer, Reto Fry, to talk green goals and how to keep our slopes white in the face of climate change.
When in Rovaniemi
Do as the locals do. Words of wisdom that any seasoned traveler is familiar with. They don't just govern behavior, however. They speak to the importance of having an open mind, embracing new customs, and adapting to one's surroundings. There are equivalents in all languages. In English, one is told that “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It counts for the Italian capital, just as it counts for northern Finland. Which is exactly where we headed this winter.