Polestar 2 - Best electric cars

Polestar's second electric car aims to take the fight to the Tesla Model 3

  • Price: £49,900
  • Range: 292 miles
  • Charging time: 8h (11kW wallbox), 30 min (0-80%, 150kW)
  • Rating: 4/5

With the Tesla Model 3 proving to be a firm favourite with electric saloon buyers, Volvo offshoot Polestar is hoping to offer perhaps the most convincing alternative in the form of the Polestar 2

This performance saloon features a large 78kWh battery and dual electric motors offering a combined 402bhp. 0-62mph takes just 4.7 seconds, and it goes on to a top speed of 127mph. Crucially, a maximum range of 292 miles means Polestar is the first electric saloon to really stand out as a credible alternative to the Tesla Model 3. It’s capable of recharging at up to 150kW, too, so speedy top-ups are on the cards if you can find a roadside charger capable.

There’s just one model to choose from – currently there are no plans to offer a cheaper version with a smaller battery pack – but there’s a lengthy options list available to personalise the car.

Best electric cars to buy 2020

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Kia e-Niro
  3. Jaguar I-Pace
  4. Kia Soul EV
  5. Hyundai Kona Electric
  6. Renault Zoe
  7. Polestar 2
  8. Tesla Model S
  9. Peugeot e-208
  10. Mercedes EQC

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