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Polestar 2 running costs & insurance

Generous standard servicing deal and zero road tax make up for what's likely to be an expensive insurance premium for the Polestar 2

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
423yrs / 60,000 milesVariableFrom £80 / £159

In terms of running costs, the Polestar 2 sits on a par with other high-end electric cars. Insurance has the potential to be punchy, as with so many premium offerings in this class, but you should save money on servicing and mechanical repairs given the 2's relative lack of moving parts. Polestar helpfully rolls three years' servicing into the deal, along with three years' roadside assistance and three years' free access to connected infotainment services.

Polestar 2 insurance group

The Polestar 2 sits in insurance group 42, thanks mainly to its lower-volume production and abundance of fancy technology. As a yardstick, its Tesla Model 3 rival occupies groups 48 and 50, depending on specification. 

Warranty

Polestar cars are covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard, while the battery is covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. In comparison, the Tesla Model 3 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty, with its battery covered for eight years or 150,000 miles.

Servicing

The Polestar 2 comes with three years' servicing (up to 31,250 miles) included in the asking price: intervals aren't specified, rather Polestar will contact you when your car needs maintenance. Servicing dates are figured out according to the car's running time and distance covered. Alternatively, you can book your Polestar in for a service if a message pops up on the car's screen. 

Road tax

Being a pure-electric car, the Polestar 2 can save company-car drivers thousands of pounds in Benefit-in-Kind (BiK). For the 2021/22 tax year, electric-car drivers pay 1% BiK, rising to just 2% in 2022/23. In addition, there's no annual road tax (VED) to pay; if you thought a plug-in hybrid looked attractive from this perspective, try a Polestar 2 for size.

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