Meet the Polestar 2, a product of Volvo’s performance-focused electric sub-brand, bringing a blend of Scandinavian design, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to sustainability. With many now gracing Australian roads, we figured it was time to introduce you to the EV that is giving the well-known Tesla Model 3, a run for its money.
Polestar 2: A Nordic Symphony of Style and Performance Scandinavian Elegance:
Polestar, Volvo’s performance EV brand, embraces the minimalist and functional design ethos that defines Scandinavian aesthetics. The Polestar 2 is a testament to this philosophy, featuring clean lines, a sleek silhouette, and an emphasis on premium materials. The interior reflects a fusion of luxury and sustainability, with vegan-friendly upholstery and a commitment to minimising the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.
Underneath its elegant exterior, the Polestar 2 boasts impressive performance capabilities. Equipped with dual electric motors, the all-wheel-drive configuration delivers a thrilling driving experience with quick acceleration and precise handling. The car’s 78 kWh battery pack provides a substantial range, ensuring that it is well-suited for both urban commuting and long-distance journeys.
Infotainment and Connectivity:
The Polestar 2 places a strong emphasis on cutting-edge technology. The infotainment system is powered by an Android-based interface, providing a seamless and intuitive user experience. Google services, including Google Maps and Google Assistant, are integrated into the system, enhancing navigation and voice control capabilities while utilising an operating system that most users around the globe, are well familiar with. The large, vertically oriented touchscreen adds a touch of modernity to the cabin, further highlighting Polestar’s commitment to innovation.
As a product of Volvo, renowned for its commitment to safety, the Polestar 2 comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of safety features. Advanced driver-assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, contribute to a safer driving experience. The car’s safety features are designed not only to protect the occupants but also to mitigate the risk of accidents and collisions.
Polestar 2 vs. Tesla: A Brief Comparison
Design and Interior:
While both Polestar 2 and Tesla models share a commitment to minimalist design, the Polestar 2’s Scandinavian flair sets it apart. The attention to detail in the interior, with its premium materials and sustainable focus, adds a touch of luxury that aligns with the brand’s ethos.
In terms of performance, both Polestar 2 and Tesla vehicles offer exhilarating acceleration and handling. However, individual preferences may influence the choice, as some drivers might prefer the Polestar’s Scandinavian-inspired driving dynamics over the Tesla’s Silicon Valley performance.
Infotainment and Connectivity:
Polestar’s collaboration with Google gives the Polestar 2 a unique advantage in terms of infotainment and connectivity. The integration of Google services provides a seamless user experience, while Tesla’s proprietary software emphasises a streamlined interface designed specifically for its vehicles. When you step into a Tesla for the first time, you’re confronted by the lack of driver instrument panel which has been integrated into one large screen located between driver and passenger. The Polestar 2 however, has retained a more traditional driver experience by integrating both infotainment and dash instrument panel which can be a less foreign experience for new EV drivers.
Utilsing a more universal CCS charging plug type, the Polestar 2 can take advantage of the growing EV charging infrastructure around Australia. We recommend taking a look at PlugShare when researching the availability of EV charge points along your desired journey. Alternatively, the Polestar 2 can also be charged via the same 240v outlet you’d find in any Australian home via the supplied Type 2 connector.
As the charging infrastructure throughout Australian continues to grow, so too does the demand for electric vehicles. For those looking to make more environmentally positive choices or even those who are just interested in stepping into an EV for the first time, the East Coast Car Rentals EV fleet is growing in size with various models including the Polestar 2 and Tesla models Y and 3 along with many others available to hire.
If you’re looking for a smooth, luxurious and intuitive EV driving experience, we recommend you wrap your hands around the wheel of a Polestar 2.
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