Polestar EV electric car home charging guide
Swedish, sexy and practical meet the electric Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 is the electric sports utility and hatchback Australia and New Zealand has been waiting for. vehicle community. Widely anticipated doesn't even begin to explain the demand and interest in this truly beautiful vehicle
With a 78kwh battery and incredible efficiency, it's easy to see why the Polestar is so popular with public and why at the current price point it's a worthy Tesla Model 3 alternative.
AC & DC
Polestar 2 is one of the best looking electric vehicles in Australia and a worthy Tesla Model 3 or Y alternative
With brisk performance, five-doors, five-passenger SUV style body shell and DC fast charging as standard, the Polestar 2 is a family EV with the range, looks and efficiency.
Powered by a 300kW AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Polestar 2 boasts approximately 500km real world driving range. Want one yet?
The Polestar is equipped with a single Type 2 Mennekes CCS2 charger port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. Note: Polestar only supplies a slow portable electric car charger with the vehicle.
How to charge the Polestar 2 at home? What are the charge times?
The maximum AC charge rate is 11kW or 70km of range per hour connected. Time to fully charge the Polestar at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kW is around 9 hours. This is only possible to charge this fast with a wall charging station such as the myenergi Zappi. If you use a granny slow portable electric car charger (or EVSE) then the time to charge will be take close to 32 hours!
If you have solar panels at home or at the office, then UK brand Myenergi Zappi is the perfect EVSE charger. It's solar-aware technology links into your solar system to ensure you're never pulling from the electricity grid to charge your Polestar 2 - adjusting the charge depending on the amount of power you're pulling in the house so you always get clean, self-generated power behind your driving!
How to charge your Polestar 2 from a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger
This cable will charge your Polestar 2 from any ChargePoint type 1 charger at up to 7kW / give you up to 50 kms per hour of charge.
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 public electric car chargers have been the norm for Australia and New Zealand. The issue for new type 2 car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 Type 1 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.
The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable. This allows you to connect to J1772 Type 1 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kW or 50kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!
How to charge your Polestar 2 from a public Type 2 Mennekes charging station
The Type 2 to Type 2 cable will charge your Polestar up to 7kW / add 40km for every hour of charge. An essential cable for every Mennekes/Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points.
There is a trend for public charge points to be universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.
Here are your best options to charge your Polestar 2 at home..
Robust & reliable
Add up to 50km of range for every hour of charge. Our very own product made for you.
Drive on sunshine
the myenergi Zappi
Charge your EV from your PV! Use only your self generated renewable power.
For home and away
GIGER - big power for home and out and about
Plug into any three phase power outlet for faster charging.