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Polestar 2 gallery tour: It's electrifying!

We took the 78 kWh, dual-motor electric vehicle out for a three-day driver's holiday and charged it up.
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Topic: Innovation
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Delivery

Taking delivery of the Polestar 2 on Friday morning. This is a dual-motor version priced at about $52,000

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Front End

Looking pretty from the front.

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Badge

Love that emblem.

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But first, coffee

The first real test: Does a large 24oz Tervis Cup fit in the forward cup holder?

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first test passed

It does!

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cockpit view

A view from the cockpit.

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Evgo charging station at the Coral Square Mall

We wanted to charge the car up a bit, so we brought it to a local EVGO location.

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CCS Port closeup

A closeup of the Polestar 2's CCS port.

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CCS charger cable

Here's the CCS connector cable coming out of the "pump"

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CCS charging

Engaged!

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Evgo app

Cha-ching!

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Evgo pump display

Charging, charging, charging... at 50 KW.

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Free charging at Greenwise

Here is a slower, but free 7 kWh charger in the parking lot of a local supermarket, Greenwise.

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Parked at Oli's Fashion Cuisine

Parked at a shopping center in Boca. Looking pretty in the Florida sunset.

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Front and sharp

The front end.

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Lookin' good

Parked and pretty

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Boca

Wide angle shot overlooking the shopping center where we ate dinner.

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Rear cargo hatch

There's plenty of rear cargo space, and the front of the vehicle has a small storage area where the engine would be on a combustion vehicle.

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Rear cargo hatch button closeup

The rear cargo hatch is motorized.

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Nighttime cockpit view

An interior cockpit view at night.

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Nighttime dash view

Dash view at night, with the Android Automotive main menu at the home screen.

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Dash view

Dash view at night, with the Android Automotive system in Google Maps navigation mode.

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Dash closeup

Looking at the main dash closeup.

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Center console

A view of the center console.

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Driving with dash lit up

A view of the road with the dash and center console in navigation mode.

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Oh look we need more charge

We needed to charge up more, so we went over to Electrify America in Boca Town Center.

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Electrify America

The user interface for Electrify America was somewhat more complicated than EVGO.

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Electrify America

Oh look, it's charging.

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Nordstrom's garage

Overlooking Nordstrom's from the parking garage.

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This could get expensive

Watching the charging progress from inside the mall using the mobile app.

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This one is broken

But not all the charger stations work when you want them.

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Time to head back to the parking garage

Almost done.

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Ready to head home

Time to disconnect!

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OMG

$18! That's a lot of juice.

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