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Electric cars

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As we switch to electrification it's inevitable that there are questions you want answered before you take the next step. We address the main questions here, while also providing some useful information about electric cars.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). Here's a few reasons to be excited about electric cars.

Range: How far can I go?

When fully charged, the Polestar 2 has a targeted range of 275 miles (according to USA EPA tests). However, just like conventional forms of transport, achieving that figure depends on many factors. For example, the climate inside and outside the car makes a difference – heating and cooling both require power. Traffic, terrain, road conditions and even the type of tires installed also play a part. Then there's your own driving style – how quickly you want to get from A to B also affects how far you can get. But like all of the aforementioned factors, it can have either a positive or a negative effect on the total range.

Charging: Where and what does it cost?

For the majority of drivers, the cheapest alternative will be to charge at home, resulting in a cost of around 4.3 US cents* per mile. Public charging costs depend on the providers' prices, but the charging network continues to expand and there are free charging stations available in many practical locations, for instance, outside local shopping centers. * According to 2019 Swedish figures. The actual price will depend on your contract with your operator and/or supplier. These prices are subject to regional fluctuations and are used as estimates so are not guaranteed.

Charging: Where and what does it cost?

For the majority of drivers, the cheapest alternative will be to charge at home, resulting in a cost of around 4.3 US cents* per mile. Public charging costs depend on the providers' prices, but the charging network continues to expand and there are free charging stations available in many practical locations, for instance, outside local shopping centers. * According to 2019 Swedish figures. The actual price will depend on your contract with your operator and/or supplier. These prices are subject to regional fluctuations and are used as estimates so are not guaranteed.

Charging: How long?

Charging times vary depending on how much energy is left in the battery and what kind of power outlet you are using. If you're using an 11 kW wallbox, then charging a Polestar 2 from 0-100% takes approximately 8-10 hours and can, for instance, be done overnight. Use a fast-charging station, however, and that time will decrease drastically – a charge from 10-80% will take approximately half an hour.

Charging: How long?

Charging times vary depending on how much energy is left in the battery and what kind of power outlet you are using. If you're using an 11 kW wallbox, then charging a Polestar 2 from 0-100% takes approximately 8-10 hours and can, for instance, be done overnight. Use a fast-charging station, however, and that time will decrease drastically – a charge from 10-80% will take approximately half an hour.

Fun facts

01

EVs generally need less maintenance, no oil changes for instance, which reduces both the hassle and cost of ownership.

EVs emit no carbon dioxide.

02

EVs have fewer moving parts, meaning reduced component wear.

50% of all new cars sold in Norway are EVs.

Most people drive 37 miles per day on average. A Polestar 2 might take you 7 times as far.

03

EVs have almost no engine noise, leading to reduced vibrations and a very quiet ride.

Polestar 2 stores and re-uses the energy when you brake (a process known as regen braking), giving you better mileage.

01

EVs generally need less maintenance, no oil changes for instance, which reduces both the hassle and cost of ownership.

EVs emit no carbon dioxide.

02

EVs have fewer moving parts, meaning reduced component wear.

50% of all new cars sold in Norway are EVs.

Most people drive 37 miles per day on average. A Polestar 2 might take you 7 times as far.

03

EVs have almost no engine noise, leading to reduced vibrations and a very quiet ride.

Polestar 2 stores and re-uses the energy when you brake (a process known as regen braking), giving you better mileage.

Abbreviations and terms

The electric car industry is full of new abbreviations and terms. Here's a list of the most commonly used ones.

Most commonly used

AC charging – Regular charging with a cable that you can connect to a socket or wallbox (up to 11 kW). DC charging – Fast charging done at a public charging station, most often found between cities. OBC – On Board Charger, takes the AC power of a home outlet and converts it to DC, which your car can handle. SOH – State of Health, a parameter that describes the efficiency of your car battery.

Most commonly used

AC charging – Regular charging with a cable that you can connect to a socket or wallbox (up to 11 kW). DC charging – Fast charging done at a public charging station, most often found between cities. OBC – On Board Charger, takes the AC power of a home outlet and converts it to DC, which your car can handle. SOH – State of Health, a parameter that describes the efficiency of your car battery.

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5-door all-electric fastback, and on the roads in 2020.

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5-door all-electric fastback, and on the roads in 2020.

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