Polestar 3 (2023)

The complete guide to the Polestar 3 (2023), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

Last updated: Dec 13, 2023 7 min read

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KEY STATS
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Range (WLTP):

379 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

9.17p

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Rapid charge:

Yes

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EV type:

Battery electric

Overview


The Polestar 3 takes everything that you love about the Polestar 2 and amplifies it – bigger, stronger, and more luxurious than what came before. Despite the slightly chunkier appearance, the performance speaks for itself. Not only being more spacious, but providing more power and quicker acceleration without sacrificing the range on offer. With a generous boot on offer, this is not only a car which is thrilling to drive on the open road, but it is also practical. Boasting an ample range of 322 miles means that whether it is the school run or the weekly shop, you are prepared for anything.

Charging Details


Charging time for a Polestar 3

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Polestar 3 from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 49 h 7 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 30 h 11 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 16 h 21 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 10 h 34 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations 80 min 76 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 229 m/30 min


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Polestar 3 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 250kW
Connector location: Left Side - Rear
Connector location: Left Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Polestar 3

You can charge your Polestar 3 conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging


At Work

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging


Shared parking

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging


On Public Networks

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network


* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge a Polestar 3


The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £29.53 9.17p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £27.84 14.40p


* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Polestar 3 lifestyle

Vehicle Specs


Range

Official range (WLTP*) 379 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 322 miles


* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance

0-62 mph 5 seconds
Top speed 130 mph
Engine power 483 bhp / 360 kW
Torque 840 Nm

Battery

Battery size 111 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 105.5 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 329 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 327 Wh/mile

Environmental impact

Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 38 gCO2/km


* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants


The Polestar 3 is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

Purchase
OTR price* £79,900
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles


* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £1,577
23/24 2% £1,577
24/25 2% £1,577


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0


* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance

Insurance group TBC
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.

This guide focuses on the dual motor model of the Polestar 3. Please note that these statistics will differ from the other versions available, such as the model which comes with the Performance Pack.