Polestar’s EVs Break Down Immediately After Purchase

Around 30 owners have complained about problems with their new cars.

Europeans, who bought the new Polestar 2, have faced an unexpected problem: the car began to break down immediately after the purchase. About 30 customers from Sweden, Norway, France and the Netherlands complained that the system notifies of a failure and then stops responding to commands after a few hundred kilometers of driving (and sometimes on the second day of operation). The case ends with the delivery of the car on a tow truck to the nearest service center.

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According to CarUp, the Polestar 2 has a failure in the drive system, but the company has yet to find out the reasons for this. According to one version, the problem may also be related to the on-board traction battery. This assumption was made by employees of a service center, who examined one of the failed electric vehicles.

CarUp cites several stories of car failure: a Swede’s Polestar 2 failed on the second day, while another European was able to drive about 200 km before the problems began.

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Polestar has already commented on numerous customer complaints. The automaker said it is in the process of finding the cause of the problem, and as soon as it is identified, owners will be notified of further actions. It is possible that the company will have to announce a withdrawal of the Polestar 2 in Europe.

The Polestar 2 debuted in early 2019. The model falls into the same price category as the Tesla Model 3 in Europe. Prices for the Swedish EV start from €39,900, and the Launch Edition is estimated at €59,900.

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The Polestar 2 is based on the CMA platform and is driven by a twin-engine unit with a power output of 408 hp (300 kW) and 660 Nm. The EV accelerates to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Its 78-kWh battery is enough for driving 500 km (WLTP).

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