Charging the Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

Everything Polestar 2 Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle

Polestar is one of the new disruptors in the EV space. As Volvo's electric-vehicle brand, it aims to combine high-tech features with a modern Swedish look. After the debut of Polestar’s first hybrid electric vehicle, the Polestar 1, Polestar introduced the fully-electric Polestar 2 in 2021. A serious contender in the EV space, rivaling the Tesla Model 3, the Polestar 2 is a fun and comfortable ride with an elegant Swedish design.

Polestar 2 Charging & Range

The Polestar 2 is a full-electric vehicle and comes with a large battery pack and an electric motor that powers the front wheels—or two electric motors for EV owners and buyers who want an all-wheel-drive configuration. According to the EPA, the single-motor 231 horsepower version ($45,900) offers up to 270 miles of range, while the dual-motor 408 horsepower version ($49,900) delivers 249 miles of range. For those EV owners who feel the need for speed, the dual-motor version with an electric motor on both axles can to go from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 4.1 seconds.

Included in the Polestar 2 is the Android infotainment system, which comes loaded with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store.

Add-ons for the Polestar 2 include the Pilot Pack, Plus Pack, or Performance Pack. The Pilot Pack includes driver assistance tech features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a 360-degree camera, and front/rear parking sensors. The Plus Pack consists of a heat pump (which can increase range by up to 10 percent), panoramic moonroof, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system. For those looking for a sportier ride, the Performance Pack (only available in the dual-motor all-wheel drive version) adds Öhlins suspension dampers, Brembo brakes with “Swedish gold” calipers, Continental sport tires, and 20-inch wheels.

The Polestar 2’s relatively fast onboard 11-kilowatt charger means the pack can be charged from empty to full in about 4 hours of charging time. To achieve that rapid charging speed, electric car owners should install a capable 32-amp charging station such as the JuiceBox 48. Using the JuiceBox 48 EV charger with a 240-volt supply of home energy is much faster than a Level 1 charging cord, which requires 21 hours of charging time for a full charge via a 120-volt trickle charge.

Polestar 2 Charging Times

Model Year

Polestar 2

Max Charge Rate

11 kW 

Battery Size

78 kWh

Charge Time on Level 1

~ 40 hrs 
Charge Time with JuiceBox 48
~ 8 hrs

All Electric Range

270 miles

Level 3 DC Fast Charging for Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 can take advantage of up to 150-kW DC fast charging and charge from 20-80% in about 35 minutes.

Polestar 2 Charging Stations

JuiceBox 48 is the perfect Polestar 2 charger. Faster, smarter, greener EV charging.

JuiceBox 40 WiFi-enabled 40-Amp EVSE
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48-Amp EVSE
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JuiceBox 32 WiFi-enabled 32-Amp EVSE
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JuiceBox Benefits for Polestar 2 Drivers 

High power charging

The JuiceBox 48 provides the power you need to quickly charge your Polestar 2 electric car and future-proofs your home charging for other EVs.

Standard outlet

Polestar 2 owners and all other EV drivers can easily utilize the same EV charger.

Reduce power, if you need to protect your electrical circuit

With JuiceBox, you can de-rate the power for charging when circuit breakers have limited capacity. You can also share electric vehicle loads across multiple JuiceBox stations.

Charge using more renewable energy

With JuiceNet Green, all U.S. Polestar 2 drivers can optimize charging for when renewables are high and electricity and energy costs are low.