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  • May 4, 2023

  • 2 min read


Mel's Electric Adventure in a Polestar 2

Mel's Electric Adventure is a podcast all about the electric revolution, made by Tortoise Media. Each episode features an exciting new electric vehicle, plus EV advice and tips from Octopus Electric Vehicles.

Each episode, one of our EV Specialists takes a drive with actress, comedian, TV presenter, and national treasure Mel Giedroyc and Tortoise Media’s World Affairs Editor, Giles Whittell.

In episode 9, “A bumpy ride", you’ll hear Mel, Giles, and our EV Specialist, Sam Steele, carpooling in a Polestar 2 - the strong and sturdy electric car from the same family as Volvo.

Tune in to this episode to hear Mel’s first drive in the Polestar 2. Find out how Mel’s finally become a connoisseur of EVs, how the Polestar is built to high Scandinavian standards, and how Polestar recycles parts from their cars to minimise their environmental impact.

Highlights from the episode:

  • Most cars are still recycled by being crushed into a tiny cube. This mixes all of the metal together, so it can’t be reused. To make their manufacturing process more environmentally friendly, Polestar labels the aluminium, takes the parts off, and reuses them.
  • The Polestar 2 comes in three models: the single motor standard range, the single motor long range, and the dual motor long range. The car driven in the episode has a range of 260 miles, does 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 127 mph.
  • The price of the Polestar 2 starts from £52,000, and there are two different packs on offer: the Plus Pack and Pilot Pack.
  • The Plus Pack includes heated seats and a panoramic glass roof. The Pilot Pack has extra safety features such as blind spot sensors and traffic alert systems, adaptive cruise control and pilot assist to keep you centred in the lane when driving, 360-degree cameras to aid with parking, and automatic dipping mirrors for better visibility when reversing.

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Photo credit: Paul Stuart for Tortoise