The Polestar 2 has arrived in Ireland
The Polestar 2 has arrived in Ireland

Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance brand, has arrived in Ireland. The brand’s first model to officially go on sale here is the new Polestar 2. Styled as an electric performance fastback, pricing for the new Polestar 2 will start from €54,500 in Ireland.

Polestar 2 is said to bring avant-garde design and a unique ownership experience to the premium compact electric segment. First launched internationally in 2020,  it was the first car in the world to feature Google built-in through the car’s Android Automotive OS infotainment system – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store. An 11-inch touch screen display brings the new interface to life, with natural voice control.

Polestar 2 battery and range

In Ireland, the Polestar 2 model range will include three versions, offering a mix of performance and range.

The Standard range Single motor version will feature a 231 hp / 330 Nm electric motor and a 69 kWh battery pack good for a WLTP range of up to 474 km.

The Long range Single motor will increase battery size to 78 kWh with a corresponding jump in its WLTP range of up to 542 km.

he Long range Dual motor variant has two electric motors and the same 78 kWh battery, with a total output of 408 hp and 660 Nm, with a WLTP range of up to 482 km.

The interior of the Polestar 2
The interior of the Polestar 2

Buying Polestar in Ireland

Polestar cars are purchased online through a simplified, 100% digital process, which is complemented by physical retail locations known around the world as Polestar Spaces and Polestar Destinations.

These bespoke retail environments allow consumers to interact physically with the brand, meeting with Polestar Specialists to explore the car in more detail, including test drives.

The first Polestar Destination in Ireland is planned to open to the public in Dublin later in 2022.

In the meantime, the Polestar 2 will soon be available to order here from the Polestar Ireland website.

Consumer test drives will start with a four week roadshow in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Galway, from 9th May.

Kieran Campbell, Market Lead for Polestar Ireland, said:

“It’s clear there’s huge appetite for new premium electric cars here in Ireland, so the arrival of Polestar couldn’t be better-timed. With its avant-garde styling, advanced technology and impressive sustainability credentials, Polestar 2 is the perfect car for Ireland’s transition to electric vehicles.”

Jonathan Goodman, Polestar’s Head of Global Communications and Polestar UK, said:

“We’re excited to bring Polestar to Ireland. As we continue our rapid and global roll out of the Polestar brand, Ireland was the logical next step in our plans. We’re proud to offer an exciting and advanced EV in the premium segment here.

The Polestar 2 Long Range has over 500 km of range
The Polestar 2 Long Range has over 500 km of range

Anything else?

Polestar was established as a new, standalone Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer in 2017. Founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, Polestar cars share technology and engineering with Volvo Cars.

The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is the company’s first fully electric, high volume car. The Polestar 1 was built between 2019 and 2021 as a low-volume electric performance hybrid GT with a carbon fibre body, 609 hp, 1,000 Nm and an electric-only range of 124 km (WLTP) – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.

Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. The brand’s cars are currently available in markets across Europe, North America, China and Asia Pacific. They are currently manufactured in two facilities in China, with additional future manufacturing planned in the USA.

From 2022, Polestar plans to launch one new electric vehicle per year, starting with Polestar 3 – the company’s first electric performance SUV.

Polestar 4 is expected to follow in 2023, a smaller electric performance SUV coupe.

In 2024, the Polestar 5 electric performance 4-door GT is planned to be launched as the production evolution of Polestar Precept – the manifesto concept car that Polestar released in 2020 that showcases the brand’s future vision in terms of design, technology, and sustainability.

The Polestar 1 was the brand's first model
The Polestar 1 was the brand’s first model