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Out of 595 miles in total since 5th October delivery, I am 441 miles into a round trip from Central Scotland to Oxfordshire and sightseeing down here. I am an EV newbie and therefore mainly drove like I always did. The charge did not last as well as I had been led to believe (but in all honesty I was NOT driving to save charge - in ANY way!). We therefore had a few stops and lots of Motorway cruising. I am getting good at spotting other EVs and also "potential rubber neckers" (dangerous on the M6!).

I am seeing what people mean about the poor reliability of a particular charger network at the service stops and how easy Tesla drivers find it to plug and play...if only they can find an empty station! Boy are they "common" cars at the the motorway services. Anyone remember "Mondeo Man".

Which brings me to the point - not one Polestar 2 has been seen. Not many around generally which is hardly surprising being such a recent launch. But what do I do if I DO see a Polestar 2 in the flesh? Flash the dazzling headlights, wave enthusiastically at the other driver who is also probably grinning at their own driving pleasure, doff my cap (oops, I'm not driving a Jaguar!), etc??

The trip down took me longer than "normal" (in an ICE - I'm even getting the acronyms!), cost me more than I expected (Main mistake was to follow Miss Google's advice to the nearest charging point, not realising it was to a north bound service station; until almost too late. To avoid a 14 mile northbound U turn, we dived into a nearby Holiday Inn which Miss Google offered up as an apology. Charger there was great, but the "extra" lunch was expensive and poor!)

So back to the trip, in the hotel car park last night near my Magnesium Polestar 2, was a silver Jaguar I Pace which DID look silver (alongside a couple of its cousins in primary colours) and a Telsa Y (I think Model Y - it was parked like a tank which planned to blockade the hotel entrance). We're moving in higher EV circles now.....but still not another Polestar..

For those that will be able to tell me how badly I'm driving, the stats are 35.3 kWh/100 miles over 7.42 hours and average speed of 59mph. This included a trip to Silverstone and back- the only reason to come was to use the hotel booking for the F1 Grand Prix in July, but at least now I have a wonderful excuse to enjoy EV driving too. Sorry, today was 59 miles, 32.4 kWh/100 and 42 mph average. Any good or bad?

Anyway, the most relaxed driving I and my wife have had, no aches and pains, easy through hail, rain and shine, nightime and Friday rush hour on the M6 (back to rubber neckers).

In short, despite the recall worries- booked in for next week - I am looking forward to seeing another on the roads and hope that they all haven't been returned to sender due to poor customerservice; and that I have as good a trip back home (hope we are let in with all the Covid restrictions and I haven't jinxed things by being so optimistic! So unlike me...)

No photos to add, my wife is feed up of them being taken while "sightseeing "

Enjoy!
 

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Out of 595 miles in total since 5th October delivery, I am 441 miles into a round trip from Central Scotland to Oxfordshire and sightseeing down here. I am an EV newbie and therefore mainly drove like I always did. The charge did not last as well as I had been led to believe (but in all honesty I was NOT driving to save charge - in ANY way!). We therefore had a few stops and lots of Motorway cruising. I am getting good at spotting other EVs and also "potential rubber neckers" (dangerous on the M6!).

I am seeing what people mean about the poor reliability of a particular charger network at the service stops and how easy Tesla drivers find it to plug and play...if only they can find an empty station! Boy are they "common" cars at the the motorway services. Anyone remember "Mondeo Man".

Which brings me to the point - not one Polestar 2 has been seen. Not many around generally which is hardly surprising being such a recent launch. But what do I do if I DO see a Polestar 2 in the flesh? Flash the dazzling headlights, wave enthusiastically at the other driver who is also probably grinning at their own driving pleasure, doff my cap (oops, I'm not driving a Jaguar!), etc??

The trip down took me longer than "normal" (in an ICE - I'm even getting the acronyms!), cost me more than I expected (Main mistake was to follow Miss Google's advice to the nearest charging point, not realising it was to a north bound service station; until almost too late. To avoid a 14 mile northbound U turn, we dived into a nearby Holiday Inn which Miss Google offered up as an apology. Charger there was great, but the "extra" lunch was expensive and poor!)

So back to the trip, in the hotel car park last night near my Magnesium Polestar 2, was a silver Jaguar I Pace which DID look silver (alongside a couple of its cousins in primary colours) and a Telsa Y (I think Model Y - it was parked like a tank which planned to blockade the hotel entrance). We're moving in higher EV circles now.....but still not another Polestar..

For those that will be able to tell me how badly I'm driving, the stats are 35.3 kWh/100 miles over 7.42 hours and average speed of 59mph. This included a trip to Silverstone and back- the only reason to come was to use the hotel booking for the F1 Grand Prix in July, but at least now I have a wonderful excuse to enjoy EV driving too. Sorry, today was 59 miles, 32.4 kWh/100 and 42 mph average. Any good or bad?

Anyway, the most relaxed driving I and my wife have had, no aches and pains, easy through hail, rain and shine, nightime and Friday rush hour on the M6 (back to rubber neckers).

In short, despite the recall worries- booked in for next week - I am looking forward to seeing another on the roads and hope that they all haven't been returned to sender due to poor customerservice; and that I have as good a trip back home (hope we are let in with all the Covid restrictions and I haven't jinxed things by being so optimistic! So unlike me...)

No photos to add, my wife is feed up of them being taken while "sightseeing "

Enjoy!
I have just driven back from Cleveland to East Midlands. Having driven up last Sunday. Round trip of 400 miles. Not a sign of a P2. Mine is due in a couple of days. Sounds as if you have had some fun. Having driven over 500 miles how have you found the software? Road sign recognition ok? I feel as if I need some encouragement having read some pretty disappointed, and rightly so, comments in other threads.
 

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Out of 595 miles in total since 5th October delivery, I am 441 miles into a round trip from Central Scotland to Oxfordshire and sightseeing down here. I am an EV newbie and therefore mainly drove like I always did. The charge did not last as well as I had been led to believe (but in all honesty I was NOT driving to save charge - in ANY way!). We therefore had a few stops and lots of Motorway cruising. I am getting good at spotting other EVs and also "potential rubber neckers" (dangerous on the M6!).

I am seeing what people mean about the poor reliability of a particular charger network at the service stops and how easy Tesla drivers find it to plug and play...if only they can find an empty station! Boy are they "common" cars at the the motorway services. Anyone remember "Mondeo Man".

Which brings me to the point - not one Polestar 2 has been seen. Not many around generally which is hardly surprising being such a recent launch. But what do I do if I DO see a Polestar 2 in the flesh? Flash the dazzling headlights, wave enthusiastically at the other driver who is also probably grinning at their own driving pleasure, doff my cap (oops, I'm not driving a Jaguar!), etc??

The trip down took me longer than "normal" (in an ICE - I'm even getting the acronyms!), cost me more than I expected (Main mistake was to follow Miss Google's advice to the nearest charging point, not realising it was to a north bound service station; until almost too late. To avoid a 14 mile northbound U turn, we dived into a nearby Holiday Inn which Miss Google offered up as an apology. Charger there was great, but the "extra" lunch was expensive and poor!)

So back to the trip, in the hotel car park last night near my Magnesium Polestar 2, was a silver Jaguar I Pace which DID look silver (alongside a couple of its cousins in primary colours) and a Telsa Y (I think Model Y - it was parked like a tank which planned to blockade the hotel entrance). We're moving in higher EV circles now.....but still not another Polestar..

For those that will be able to tell me how badly I'm driving, the stats are 35.3 kWh/100 miles over 7.42 hours and average speed of 59mph. This included a trip to Silverstone and back- the only reason to come was to use the hotel booking for the F1 Grand Prix in July, but at least now I have a wonderful excuse to enjoy EV driving too. Sorry, today was 59 miles, 32.4 kWh/100 and 42 mph average. Any good or bad?

Anyway, the most relaxed driving I and my wife have had, no aches and pains, easy through hail, rain and shine, nightime and Friday rush hour on the M6 (back to rubber neckers).

In short, despite the recall worries- booked in for next week - I am looking forward to seeing another on the roads and hope that they all haven't been returned to sender due to poor customerservice; and that I have as good a trip back home (hope we are let in with all the Covid restrictions and I haven't jinxed things by being so optimistic! So unlike me...)

No photos to add, my wife is feed up of them being taken while "sightseeing "

Enjoy!
sounds like a fantastic trip and excellent use of your car in lots of differing conditions. What would you say your mileage was between charges? Were you taking it down to 10% or below? Charging up to 100% each time? Did the estimations of mileage on the nav compare to what range you were getting?

sorry for all the queries but I’ve also not seen one in the flesh and am waiting on imminent delivery.
 

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Out of 595 miles in total since 5th October delivery, I am 441 miles into a round trip from Central Scotland to Oxfordshire and sightseeing down here. I am an EV newbie and therefore mainly drove like I always did. The charge did not last as well as I had been led to believe (but in all honesty I was NOT driving to save charge - in ANY way!). We therefore had a few stops and lots of Motorway cruising. I am getting good at spotting other EVs and also "potential rubber neckers" (dangerous on the M6!).

I am seeing what people mean about the poor reliability of a particular charger network at the service stops and how easy Tesla drivers find it to plug and play...if only they can find an empty station! Boy are they "common" cars at the the motorway services. Anyone remember "Mondeo Man".

Which brings me to the point - not one Polestar 2 has been seen. Not many around generally which is hardly surprising being such a recent launch. But what do I do if I DO see a Polestar 2 in the flesh? Flash the dazzling headlights, wave enthusiastically at the other driver who is also probably grinning at their own driving pleasure, doff my cap (oops, I'm not driving a Jaguar!), etc??

The trip down took me longer than "normal" (in an ICE - I'm even getting the acronyms!), cost me more than I expected (Main mistake was to follow Miss Google's advice to the nearest charging point, not realising it was to a north bound service station; until almost too late. To avoid a 14 mile northbound U turn, we dived into a nearby Holiday Inn which Miss Google offered up as an apology. Charger there was great, but the "extra" lunch was expensive and poor!)

So back to the trip, in the hotel car park last night near my Magnesium Polestar 2, was a silver Jaguar I Pace which DID look silver (alongside a couple of its cousins in primary colours) and a Telsa Y (I think Model Y - it was parked like a tank which planned to blockade the hotel entrance). We're moving in higher EV circles now.....but still not another Polestar..

For those that will be able to tell me how badly I'm driving, the stats are 35.3 kWh/100 miles over 7.42 hours and average speed of 59mph. This included a trip to Silverstone and back- the only reason to come was to use the hotel booking for the F1 Grand Prix in July, but at least now I have a wonderful excuse to enjoy EV driving too. Sorry, today was 59 miles, 32.4 kWh/100 and 42 mph average. Any good or bad?

Anyway, the most relaxed driving I and my wife have had, no aches and pains, easy through hail, rain and shine, nightime and Friday rush hour on the M6 (back to rubber neckers).

In short, despite the recall worries- booked in for next week - I am looking forward to seeing another on the roads and hope that they all haven't been returned to sender due to poor customerservice; and that I have as good a trip back home (hope we are let in with all the Covid restrictions and I haven't jinxed things by being so optimistic! So unlike me...)

No photos to add, my wife is feed up of them being taken while "sightseeing "

Enjoy!
Sounds like fun, the first one I see from mine will definitely be a big grin and silly wave of some sort I'm sure. Definitely driven by a few Tesla's and had a chat with an M3 owner while charging at Rushden Lakes
 

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Not seen another one yet, I’m enjoying the exclusivity. No Model Ys in the UK yet by the way, not likely before next 2021 at the soonest.
 

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Which brings me to the point - not one Polestar 2 has been seen. Not many around generally which is hardly surprising being such a recent launch. But what do I do if I DO see a Polestar 2 in the flesh? Flash the dazzling headlights, wave enthusiastically at the other driver who is also probably grinning at their own driving pleasure, doff my cap (oops, I'm not driving a Jaguar!), etc??

The trip down took me longer than "normal" (in an ICE - I'm even getting the acronyms!), cost me more than I expected (Main mistake was to follow Miss Google's advice to the nearest charging point, not realising it was to a north bound service station; until almost too late. To avoid a 14 mile northbound U turn, we dived into a nearby Holiday Inn which Miss Google offered up as an apology. Charger there was great, but the "extra" lunch was expensive and poor!)


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I saw some on the M25, though I don't think this counts as they were the demo ones being transported from Farnborough to Banbury.

Don't feel bad about the charging on the wrong side of the road. I met a Tesla driver in France who regularly crosses over to the UK for business. She did mention above Inverness was out of her range with no chargers North of there. Secondly, she admitted crossing the channel from France and not powering up at the entry services to the tunnel. On arrival in the UK, she had to beg to be let through to the UK entry services to charge. She had to be accompanied to the charger and escorted back out.
 

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Not seen another one yet, I’m enjoying the exclusivity. No Model Ys in the UK yet by the way, not likely before next 2021 at the soonest.
Thanks. I was clearly a letter or so in the alphabet out!
 

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sounds like a fantastic trip and excellent use of your car in lots of differing conditions. What would you say your mileage was between charges? Were you taking it down to 10% or below? Charging up to 100% each time? Did the estimations of mileage on the nav compare to what range you were getting?

sorry for all the queries but I’ve also not seen one in the flesh and am waiting on imminent delivery.
I should really have recorded all the info properly. I have now invested in new tech to do this (small notebook and a pen which fits neatly in the phone charging slot!). The range seemed to be running about 50 miles or so LESS than my "pre trip research". Google estimates seemed over optimistic too but I'm not sure i can quote a ratio. However, I was more judging for suitable service stations than range. So overall three stops rather than two. We didn't risk taking too low aiming for around 20% minimum; and whilst we started from home with 100%, we only went up to under 90% - more time limited than charge limits. BUT I would stress I did not drive "economically"; although I had hoped for a bit (c 30 miles) better each charge.
 

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I have just driven back from Cleveland to East Midlands. Having driven up last Sunday. Round trip of 400 miles. Not a sign of a P2. Mine is due in a couple of days. Sounds as if you have had some fun. Having driven over 500 miles how have you found the software? Road sign recognition ok? I feel as if I need some encouragement having read some pretty disappointed, and rightly so, comments in other threads.
I don't have any concerns over the software and safety features. All taking a bit of getting used to and I would say some quirks now and again. The start of the journey did not like my phone (neither do I as the SIM keeps dropping out of being present and correct). So did not seem to have the Spotify collections i had prepared just for our journey. After the first stop it was fine; by which point my wife had decided the serene silence of Polestar 2 was better than Spotify's own selections (and my enthusiasm when I found out something new on the car! The safety features and speed limits are good although I haven't quite worked out what ALL the displays mean. It is part of the fun! I have, in case anyone is worried, worked out that the big white numbers indicate the speed!!!🤯
 

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I would suggest the flashing of headlights when spotting another like minded motorist 😉
Back in the day I had an RX8 and there seemed to be a camaraderie amongst the drivers, so headlight flashes and/or waving was the order of the day. 👋
 

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Car was delivered in August, been driving it for two month day to day, haven't seen any one else on the road. Supposedly there are more than 20 Polestar 2s in my City...
 

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I would suggest the flashing of headlights when spotting another like minded motorist 😉
Back in the day I had an RX8 and there seemed to be a camaraderie amongst the drivers, so headlight flashes and/or waving was the order of the day. 👋
I would agree if the matrix headlights are not so bright... haha. I would def honk twice if I see one.
 

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I saw one last week on A331, and got excited as it cruised up behind me...still waiting for a delivery date for mine, ordered back in Aug
 

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This really does depend on what you’ve ordered. Mine was ordered mid September and is arriving this Monday....starting to get that I can’t sleep it’s Xmas feeling!!!
 

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Well not exactly driving . . .
I went for the recall upgrade today at my local (50 miles) Volvo dealer.
Being 'out in the sticks', I was fearing that mine would be the first one they would have seen and therefore be the Guinea Pig for them . . but there was one in there before me.
Unfortunately they had done a collection for that car, so I never met the owner.
So we have 2x Void, Slate, nonPP outside the dealership, post update 👍😉
Mine is one on the right.
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I took mine in today but no others booked in; they have done "one or two" already. On the way in was the first time I was flashed at for having too bright lights ( I presume)!
 
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