Australia Test: Polestar 2 MY24 Long Range Performance DC fast charge at Evie 350kW Penrith

    I drove a Polestar 2 MY24 Dual Motor Long Range Performance (on media loan for a week to review) from Holsworthy to the Warragamba Dam lookout and Visitors Centre, then to the Evie Networks 350kW charging station at Penrith to test the fast charging rate.

    For background I drove almost 100km to the charger location. The temperature at the destination was 28C and the test was done in Sydney during early Summer on the 15th September 2023.

    I used the built-in Google maps charging station destination feature to get there so the car should have been optimally prepared to charge.

    Polestar promises DC charging time of 10-80% in 28 min on an ultra fast charger. Watch the video below to see how the charging rate changed as the battery filled up.

    The charge started at 44%/210km range on the car range guess-o-meter and finished at 83%/400km range. Sending 35.169kWh to the battery cost me $22.86 inc GST.

    My suggestion based on this test is that the optimal stopping point is 73% for a Polestar 2 MY24 Long Range, balancing time spent versus charge gained at an ultra fast charger.

    This is confirmed by a similar charging curve test result achieved by a Norwegian owner of a Polestar 2 MY24 Long Range.

    Don’t bother going above 80% on a public DC charger unless you really really need the range and aren’t hogging the charger as charging from 80 to 100% will take about an hour extra.

    Neerav Bhatt
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    1. I had an extensive test drive of exactly this model- so many fails.
      I was particularly unimpressed with the cruise control (up and down in speed on hills) and then in heavy rain, I found that traction control, especially for an EV, was terrible.
      It was with a great sense of relief that I then got back in my four year old model 3- so much better in so many ways, despite what some would say a more “spartan” interior, (…. which I happen to love. It’s open, airy, functional and spacious.)

      • It was dry all week when I tested the car so I can’t comment on traction in the wet.

        However I can confirm that it overshoots the set adaptive cruise control speed by about 5% down hills.

        I was hoping they would’ve fixed that as the same thing happened with the older version Polestar 2

    2. Polestar changed the Adaptive Cruise Control in an OTA update (2.6) to give it “flex” and not stick perfectly to the set speed. The tolerance is +/- 4km/h. This was said to be done to improve efficiency… a Polestar 2 owner (MY22) I am mot worried by this but it would be nice to have an option to have the either fixed speed / flex speed…..

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