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Polestar Electric Car Charging Guide

As a Polestar 2 owner or a potential buyer, understanding how to charge your vehicle is crucial for maximising its efficiency and convenience and making an informed decision.

In this blog, we’ll share an overview of the vehicle, its connector types and charging rates, the time required to charge the car, and more. Keep reading to discover insightful details from our EV charger installation experts at EVC Installs. If you’d prefer to speak to us directly, do not hesitate to call 01322 761101 or email today.

Polestar 2 – A Quick Overview

The Polestar 2 is an all-electric fastback sedan that offers a sleek design, advanced technology, and impressive performance. It comes in three different versions: Standard Range Single Motor, Long Range Single Motor, and Long Range Dual Motor. Each version offers a unique combination of battery capacity and power output.

The Standard Range Single Motor version is equipped with a 63-kWh battery, delivering an estimated range of up to 260 miles*. The Long Range Single Motor and Dual Motor versions come with a larger 78-kWh battery, providing an estimated range of up to 335 miles*.

*Please note that these estimates are based on WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure), and the actual range may vary.

Connector Type And Charging Rates

The Polestar 2 uses a Type 2 connector for AC charging and a CCS (Combined Charging System) connector for DC charging. The Type 2 connector is commonly used for home and public charging, while the CCS connector enables faster charging at DC charging stations.

For AC charging, the Standard Range Single Motor version supports a charge power of up to 11 kW, while the Long Range Single Motor and Dual Motor versions support up to 22 kW. For DC charging, all three versions can achieve a fast charge power of up to 150 kW.

How Long Does It Take To Charge A Polestar 2?

The time it takes to charge a Polestar 2 depends on the charging method and the battery’s state of charge. Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging are slower methods. On the other hand, Level 3 DC charging is significantly faster.

1. Level 1 And Level 2 Charging

These methods use AC power and typically require 1-2 hours for a full charge, depending on the battery size and the power output of the charging station. This mostly applies to charging at home, businesses, and car parks.

2. Level 3 Charging (DC Fast Charging)

This method uses DC power and can provide up to 80% charge in around 40 minutes, depending on the battery size and the charging station’s power output. Many public charging stations are equipped with DC fast charging.

Where Can You Charge A Polestar 2?

1. At Home

For ultimate convenience, consider installing a dedicated home EV charging station. This allows you to charge your Polestar 2 overnight, ensuring it is always ready for your daily commute or weekend adventures.

With home charging, you can take advantage of lower electricity rates during off-peak hours, making it a cost-effective option in the long run.

The vehicle is compatible with nearly all portable and wall-mounted EV chargers that are equipped with a type 2 plug. It comes with a portable charging cable.

Get in touch with our specialist EV charger installation team at EVC Installs. Our quality EV chargers start at only £995, and they come with a 3-year warranty. Call 01322 761101 to discuss home EV charger installation.

2. At Work

Some workplaces offer EV charging facilities, allowing you to conveniently charge your Polestar 2 while you work. This option is especially beneficial if you have a longer commute or if you frequently travel for work.

Charging at work can help you maximise your driving range without the need for frequent stops at public charging stations.

We also install electric car charging points for businesses. Our personalised service and a great range of options make us their favourite choice in South East London.

3. At Shared Parking Areas

If you live in an apartment complex or shared parking area, there may be shared EV charging stations available for residents. These stations are typically managed by property management companies or homeowners’ associations and may require a reservation or permit for access.

Shared charging is a convenient option for residents who don’t have access to home charging facilities.

4. At Public Charging Stations

South East London has a growing network of public EV charging stations, making it easy to find a charging point when you’re out and about. These stations are usually located in public car parks, shopping centres, and other high-traffic areas.

With fast-charging capabilities, you can quickly top up your Polestar 2’s battery while running errands or enjoying a day out. Many public charging stations also offer app-based payment options for added convenience.

The Polestar 2 is compatible with most major charging networks, including certain Tesla Superchargers and some Tesla destination chargers.

Making A Choice

When choosing a charging location, consider factors such as the cost of charging, the availability of charging stations, and the time required for a full charge.

Some locations may have limited availability during peak hours, so it is important to plan your charging stops in advance. Additionally, keep in mind that charging times may vary depending on the battery size and the power output of the charging station.

You should consider installing a home EV charger. Apart from offering convenience, it reduces charging costs compared to public charging stations. Additionally, having a home charger can increase the resale value of your property and help lower your carbon footprint.


Charging your Polestar 2 electric car is a straightforward process, thanks to the availability of various charging options. Whether you prefer charging at home, work, or public charging stations, understanding the charging rates and times can help you plan your journeys effectively.

We hope this blog has solved many queries you had regarding Polestar 2 charging. If you still have more questions or would like to speak to an expert in the field, contact us right away. We’d love to help you with suggestions and necessary guidance.

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