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As a potential buyer in the next few months I am looking for some reassurance on real world range. Putting aside all the usual caveats of driving hard/fast/air-con/heating/etc, the feedback on official epa type figures, test reviews and the other polestar forum does not paint a great picture versus the 290 publishe by polestar. The 2 main factors against polestar seem to be its too heavy and the fact that both motors are always going makes it in-effecient on motorways - especially versus tesla m3.
I am hoping it can do 250 - even if it means driving carefully as I'd like to be able to get from birmingham to london/leeds/manchester and back on a single charge - 2-220 miles. I assume 100% battery is not available so not sure what that does to range.
Given thata number if you guys now have the cars and are also on uk roads, it would be good to have a thread onf what people are seeing - and yes i exepct people will get 100miles in the early days while they have some fun with their new car but hopefully some of you will do some testing to provide 'best case' type figure.
Other than range - I have no other concerns at all
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Hello, ive just joined and im sorry to post a question that may not be in the right section but I need to ask a question that might save me some money the Q is this: Im buying a MG EV and the salesman has said that if I don't intend to charge at home but in a supermarket point I need to buy a type2 to type2 connector at £177 additional cost. My question is do I have to buy this because I thought the CH Point at supermarkets already had a thing that you just plug into your car.
 

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@haf Have you considered the Mustang MACH-E as the long range version of that would likely manage 300 miles in pretty much all conditions?
 

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I intend to charge at an ASDA and Im going to need to buy one of these leads pretty sharpish if I need one.
welcome to the forum, I came across your post whilst browsing, if you are buying an MG ZS then you need to post your questions under the dedicated MG ZS forum. There will be somebody with knowledge of your vehicle will be able to help you.

In answer to your question, yes you will need the type 2 to type 2 lead to plug into a level 2 which is 7.6 Kw charging post, which are in most supermarkets. Rapid charging is usually at 50 Kw and the lead is attached to the charger, CCS, you just plug it into your vehicle. You would not want to rapid charge every day as it will cause premature battery degradation.

I suggest you repost on the MG ZS forum rather than the polestar forum.
 

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If you do 50mph as per Bjorn tests you can get 270miles, and but at 75mpm you'll only get 180-200

Although I've driven from Birmingham to London without stopping.... Could you not stop for a 15min break for a toilet on the way?

Or find one of the million chargers in London? Even a 3.6kW for 8 hours would give a 64 miles boost in range.

Need to break from the idea of just changing when empty like with ICE cars.
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@haf Have you considered the Mustang MACH-E as the long range version of that would likely manage 300 miles in pretty much all conditions?
Yes I am looking at a number of options but my limit is that i have to have the car by end march for tax purposes so most of the 2021 models are out. Its pretty much M3 LR or P2 and I prefer the P2
 

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If you do 50mph as per Bjorn tests you can get 270miles, and but at 75mpm you'll only get 180-200

Although I've driven from Birmingham to London without stopping.... Could you not stop for a 15min break for a toilet on the way?

Or find one of the million chargers in London? Even a 3.6kW for 8 hours would give a 64 miles boost in range.

Need to break from the idea of just changing when empty like with ICE cars.
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In my previous job i did 200 mile round trips multiple times a week so stopping for anything soon became a luxury - 15min stop = 30mins time lost when including all the messing around with parking etc. In the current climate the last thing i want to do is stop at a service station for sure.
Fortunetly most of my driving now is city/country side so i may well have to 'take the hit' for when i have to do a long trip - especially in the winter..
Just dissapointed with the job P has done with range given earlier expectation and its more than likely that there will be mods coming to improve things - just not convinced they will be tesla style s/w mods on the first batch of cars.
 

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it would be good to have a thread onf what people are seeing
So far we are averaging 3 miles per kWh, and i expect this to decrease in colder weather. So 200-250 miles on 100% depending on driving style.
I need to buy a type2 to type2 connector at £177 additional cost
That sounds expensive, you should be able to pick up a new one from cable specialists or a second-hand one on (e.g.) this site

@haf Have you considered the Mustang MACH-E as the long range version of that would likely manage 300 miles in pretty much all conditions?
Be careful when speccing out the "E", if you spec an equivalent to the P2 or M3 they look expensive... and it's another unknown.
 

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Thanks dodgyd - very informative and does matchup with other articles hilighting how far ahead the tesla battery/drive tech is - especially on motorways. If my main travel was motorways then I think i would have to go tesla but as I am probably 10-15% motorway then its a more tricky decision as on all other counts I prefer P2.
Will test drive both and then decide
 

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What I want is the fit and finish and looks of the Polestar with the Supercharger network! Can't have both, think if I was never considering driving across Europe, I'd go for the Polestar, it's lovely.
 

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Sadly you probably won't get 200 comfortably out of it in winter at 70mph in the rain, that's the bottom line. Quite possibly it'll give up at about 170-180. Not the car for you, sadly :(.
 

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It’ll be interesting to see what consumption is like when they bring out the single motor version. I’m sure they could improve range considerably by reducing power available to the front wheels when cruising. That, or offering a reduced power economy mode for long journeys.
 

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Definitely - though from what they were saying previously, the single motor version will have a smaller battery pack!
 

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Obviously the polestar ceo would defebd the car but nevertheless its encouraging what he is saying about range and future/sw updates. I am def leaning towards polestar and can't wait for test drives to be available in the midlands - they are not doing themselves any favours by not making it easy to test drive.
I also emailed their support task id from the website asking when i should place an order for a march delivery and have heard nothing back for a week.. poor comms really
 

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That's a no brainer though isn't it, not even about defending the car, show me a manufacturer who is not saying we will be bringing out future models and software changes to improve on efficiency.

Except of course for Tesla who dropped a software update limiting the range of their cars to protect the battery, but they don't talk about it! On the other side of that coin they have listed the Plaid spec Model S on the site for 130k+ with 520+ miles of range.
 
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