Polestar 2 Test Drive Concludes With Recommendation To Buy A Tesla

Well, that conclusion comes only if you plan on driving long distances quite often.

The @ILuvAmp team had the opportunity to test drive the new Polestar 2 EV (www.polestar.com) in Santa Monica, CA today. If you are not already aware, Polestar is a spin-off from Volvo that represents their EV line of cars.

Polestar is taking reservations to take a half-hour solo test drive of their Performance configured Polestar 2. After signing a release form, you are handed the keys and can take off on any route you like. Kory and I elected to take our test drive up Hwy 1 from Santa Monica up into Malibu and back. This offered us street, some highway, and a good sample of curvy roads and hills.

Gallery: Polestar 2 Test Drive

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The Polestar 2 is an aggressive-looking “5-door sedan” with wrap-around head & taillights, blacked-out “grill,” and a front integrated spoiler. There are six colors available, ours was called Magnesium which is a light silver metallic. The only “free” color is Void (black), while the other colors will put you back $1,200.

We drove the Performance Edition which includes Öhlins Dual Flow Valves dampers, Gold Caliper Brembo brakes, 20” Y Spoke Black Alloy Wheels, Gold Seat Belts front and rear, and a High gloss black expansive roof.

Some cool additional features are the frameless exterior mirrors which are auto-dimming & foldable and hands-free power-operated tailgate.

Charging is on the left rear and supports AC and DC Fast Charging