Polestar has opened a test drive hub in Milton Keynes for its electric performance 2 model and is setting up other semi-permanent hubs around the country to satisfy demand.
The 8,000 sq ft location in Milton Keynes will offer more than 7,000 drivers the opportunity to experience the manufacturer’s first fully electric, high volume car before the end of the year and will supplement its recently re-opened sites in London and Manchester.
A total of eight Polestar 2 vehicles – each purely for demonstration purposes – will be available to customers to use on unaccompanied test drives.
The Polestar 2 model range includes three variants with a combination of long- and standard range batteries as large as 78kWh, and dual- and single motor powertrains with as much as 300kW/408hp and 660Nm.
Polestar will also create a series of other semi-permanent test-drive hubs, including at Daventry, Cambridge and Harrogate, over the summer. More locations will be announced in due course.
Several pop-up events at other locations for shorter periods of time will also support this activity, with many supported by Instavolt.
Jonathan Goodman, CEO of Polestar UK said, “We saw such huge demand in 2020 for test drives, it was clear we needed to deliver more opportunity for consumers to experience our fully-electric Polestar 2 first-hand.
“But it had to be done in a high-quality way befitting the Polestar brand and be easy to book and access, and so Milton Keynes was an obvious choice.
“Excellent transport links, great test drive routes and a reputation as the foremost technological centre of the UK ensure it’s the perfect location for us.”