Hmm.... given that the charge port is at the back, this seems unlikely to be related to the charger, cable, or connection to the car. And as the good Professor says, some excess oil or residue that got deposited onto/into the car could do this. Given the lack of fire and just 'smoke', I wonder if it could even just be steam coming off.
I agree that the general EV risk is low. The only thing that gives me pause is the relatively low number of Polestar 2s out there now, and we see this. It would be different if it were just one or a few reports in tens or hundreds of thousands.All EV's can catch fire.
The chances are hell of a lot less than an ICE car. The media loves to show EV's on fire... But totally ignores ICE cars on fire.
I remember a trip to Southend one nice hot sunny day... Took us 4 hours as we kept passing cars that had/were on fire! 4 in total, with another 4-6 broken down cars.
I agree, and if this turns out to be another Recall I may cancel my order. However if this turns out to be a lose bolt or some extra lube applied somewhere that got to near some electrics then I'm ok with that. Lucky for me I guess I still have 3-4 weeks before delivery.I agree that the general EV risk is low. The only thing that gives me pause is the relatively low number of Polestar 2s out there now, and we see this. It would be different if it were just one or a few reports in tens or hundreds of thousands.
Probably a cap left of or slightly unscrewed.Update is that it was a coolant leak and the coolant was evaporating off.
Not clear if this was battery coolant or what.
Indeed. It felt like the local papers kept upping their game to biblical levels there for a while, but that seems to be adjusted now mostly. I will keep that in mind as a note to self when reading similar news. Teslas on autopilot being up to no good, transformer style, and the like.Also: local newspapers talk about blazing flames, but the owner only saw some smoke.