Its vary and working prices aren’t deal breakers, however there’s no denying they’re barely off the tempo. If you happen to spend loads of time on the highway, you may wish to select a rival that may go additional between costs as a substitute.
However should you don’t – and let’s face it, comparatively few of us repeatedly must do greater than 250 miles in a single go – the two’s normal sense of heat and wellbeing might nicely make it extra satisfying general. This isn’t the perfect electrical automotive on the market, and neither is it the perfect worth, nevertheless it’s nonetheless satisfying and really fascinating.
Telegraph ranking: 4 stars out of 5
On check: Polestar 2
How a lot? £49,990 on the highway
How briskly? 127mph, 0-62mph in 4.7sec
How economical? 3.2mpkWh (WLTP Mixed)
The oily bits: N/A
The electrical bits: 2x AC synchronous, everlasting magnet motors (one per axle), 402bhp (mixed most output), 78kWh Li-ion battery, 11/150kW (AC/DC) max charging speeds
Electrical vary: 292 miles
CO2 emissions: 0g/km
Guarantee: 3 years / 60,000 miles
Boot dimension: 435 litres
Spare wheel as commonplace: No (not accessible)
Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary
434bhp, 360 miles, £49,990 on the highway
On paper, the Mannequin 3’s markedly larger vary makes it a no brainer, however within the flesh, the Polestar’s extra cultured really feel and smoother journey win out. If you happen to don’t really want the Tesla’s huge vary, the Polestar’s the nicer of the 2 vehicles – however you’ll should reside with out entry to Tesla’s wonderful Supercharger community.
Jaguar I-Tempo EV400 S
394bhp, 292 miles, £65,195 on the highway
If there’s one automotive the two actually steals a march on, it’s the I-Tempo. It manages to supply extra energy and an equivalent vary for much less cash. Extra importantly, as a result of the I-Tempo’s inside is considered one of its strongest fits, the Polestar is simply as beguiling to sit down in. The Jag presents up barely sharper dealing with and a much bigger boot by means of riposte – however in any other case, the Polestar moderately trounces it.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Prolonged Vary RWD
290bhp, 379 miles, £49,980 on the highway
This model of the Mach-E misses out on the Polestar’s four-wheel drive, and it’s moderately much less potent too. What’s extra, its Tesla-inspired inside lacks the two’s feelgood issue. However you merely can’t purchase this a lot electrical vary for this type of money wherever else; what’s extra, the Mach-E’s is entertaining sufficient to drive that it goes a way towards justifying the Mustang badge.
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