Citroen Achieves Sale Ban on Polestar 2 in France

Polestar also has to pay the French €150,000.

Citroen has achieved a sale ban on the Polestar 2 in France through the court. The reason is similar brand logos. Because of this, Polestar has lost one of the European markets, which it entered only in the summer of this year. Besides, the Swedish brand must also pay Citroen compensation in the amount of €150,000.

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Polestar is also facing to another problem. Customer complaints about stalling cars and two large-scale recalls were followed by legal proceedings in France over the similarity of the Polestar and Citroen logos, as well as the DS logo, a brand owned by the French company. The French considered that this “damages the reputation of the brand” and achieved that the court banned Polestar from using the logo on the territory of the country for at least 6 months. It means that Polestar cannot sell cars in France.

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The Swedish company has not yet commented on the judge's decision, but France is no longer in the list of countries where you can order a Polestar EV.

Earlier, European Polestar 2 owners complained that their electric vehicles fail almost immediately after purchase – power turned off due to a software glitch and it was impossible to restart the system. Later, it turned out that the cause was a defective inverter, which caused the company to recall all cars sold.

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Today, the second defect has been reported. This time, there is a problem with a high-voltage coolant heater (HVCH). Polestar will replace it on 3,150 EVs for free.

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