I am hoping the difference is something simple like 77kWh total, with 72kWh usable.
Buying before getting a sight of the car might be advantageous as the transaction will be covered (I think) by the Consumer Contracts Regulations. This gives the right to cancel up to 14 days after delivery. I shall certainly be looking very closely at any paperwork and striking out anything that might reduce or nullify my consumer rights. It would be helpful if a legal expert on this forum was able to advise?Yes. Just received the email with most of the Q&A listed. Range is very disappointing. Only a bit more than the WLTP of a Renault Zoe at the end of the day. I know these are different cars for different areas of the market but all EVs are range limited compared to a typical ICE car, and is one of the main differentiators among EVs. The range is unimpressive.
Pick of the range looks to be the 2WD which I am sure is RWD 2WD 72.6kWh battery with 300 mile range.
Shame this flagship is loaded to the gills which hurts its economy/efficiency (electrically adjustable rear seats for example) And the solar panels give just 205W, which is 2/3 of just 1 panel on my home at present, and I have a lot more on my roof which helps to power stuff and charge my car! My home roof solar panels are south facing and angled just so to optimise solar electric generation but even then they do almost bugger all for 3-4 months of the year. So this "panel" will do even less in our UK climate. They have still not explained what the panels will charge in the car or how much weight they add.Car is at least 2.1 tonnes so Polestar heavy. Which is a very heavy EV for its size.
And annual bloody servicing and/or 10,000 mile intervals. Certainly not the future of EV motoring...
Lots of questions remain unanswered "further details will be shared closer to the launch"....
I love many aspects of this car but 3-4 big issues turn me off, the range for the price being a major one.
Oh, and they seem to suggest we pay upfront BEFORE we get sight of the car and before seeing it/test driving it which will be up to our chosen dealer. No bloody way! High chance of finding out that this or that feature is not on the car if they do it like that. Rather like the trumpeted OTA updates which are no longer part of the spec.(only sat-nav updates...at some point in the future)
Will have a think. May well be out though..
I think 20" wheels. Panoramic roof rather than Solar Roof. Not sure about heat pump being fitted. Also unclear on traffic conditions encountered, type of terrain and average speed achieved.There's a new Asian Petrolhead video up where he does a range test with an AWD car.
... which is not to shabby! Not sure what size wheels, but the spec was lower than the P45.
Long story. Short version - we got one of the very early P2's and expected some teething problems, but hit a whole load of issues and problems resulting in the car being basically unusable. In addition there were a lot or recalls coming out to rectify mechanical defects and software issues, and promised software such as OTA and phone App were suddenly announced as having long delays. We gave notice of intention to reject within 14 days and gave them a chance (then another) to fix. After 2 failed attempts by Volvo to fix the problems we decided enough was enough and rejected the car. At that time Volvo had not been trained or familiarised in the P2 and did their best but simply had the problem dumped in their laps in the UK and didn't have a clue.Oh. What happened with polestar ?