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Polestar 4 - Range, charging & running costs

The Polestar 4 excels in range figures with competitive charging speeds

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, charging, and running costs Rating

4.5 out of 5

  • Neat interior
  • Rapid dual-motor version
  • Excellent range
  • Technology won’t suit all
  • Expensive to buy
  • Not engaging to drive
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ModelBattery sizeRangeInsurance group
Polestar 4 Long range Single motor94kWh385 milesN/A
Polestar 4 Long range Dual motor94kWh367 milesN/A

Whether you choose the Single or Dual motor Polestar 4 you’ll get range figures up there with the very best of the electric coupe-SUV segment. It might not have a battery size of the 104kWh unit found in the larger Polestar 3, but the 94kWh battery in the Polestar is quite sizeable and a rather sleek drag coefficient of 0.26 means you can go for up to 385 miles on a single charge.

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That’s for the Single motor, the extra weight and power of the Polestar 4 Dual motor mean it tops out at a still impressive 367 miles - more than you get from the sporty Audi SQ6 e-tron with its 358-mile range. The Dual motor model features a system for decoupling front motor so it can run in rear-drive during cruising to promote efficiency. During our test we saw a predicted range of 342 miles for the Dual motor and 369 miles for the Single motor.  

There’s not as much drag reduction visible in the Polestar 4’s design as there is on the Polestar 3, but smooth surfacing, flush-fitting door handles, aerodynamically-optimised wheels and a shallow windscreen rake all contribute to the car’s solid range figures. 

Polestar claims the Polesta 4 Single motor will return an efficiency rating of 3.4 miles per kWh while the Dual motor will offer 2.8 miles per kWh. Just like the Polestar 3, the Polestar 4 should receive at least four over-the-air updates each year, with the potential to boost efficiency and range. 

The maximum charging speed stands at 200kW for both models with the 94kWh battery able to replenish from 10 to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. That’s not quite as quick as the Porsche Macan Electric which takes 21 minutes to do the same charge at a rate of 270kW. 22kW AC charging is offered with a 0-100 per cent recharge taking 5.5 hours at that speed. 

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