The All-New All-Electric Polestar 2 By Volvo And Geely Auto

A pristine white Polestar 2 arrives at my home and I am a little nervous. Distracted, I pay little attention to the delivery driver’s thorough explanation of the car’s technicalities, which I regret when it comes to charging the battery on my final test day. The problem is, the Polestar 2 has a great deal to live up to – ironically high hopes placed on the car by me. Having written positively on this new brand, interviewed the CEO and then the creative director, talked passionately about its design and liaised with a group of innovators making the novel vegan material featured inside, I am terrified that driving the Polestar 2, the real-time experience, may not match my great expectations.

Polestar was announced three years ago as a new company

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MG beats all the big guns by launching the first all-electric estate car

SOME car firms are obsessed with giving us things nobody ever asked for.

I’m talking about lane assist, camera wing mirrors, ambient lighting with 60-odd colours, alpine meadow smells and self-parking tech.

MG has beaten all the big guns by launching the first all-electric estate car

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MG has beaten all the big guns by launching the first all-electric estate carCredit: 2019 MARTIN BRENT

Sorry, mate. If you can’t park, you shouldn’t be driving. It’s part of the test.

Then there’s all these ­virtual assistants that can boil the kettle before you shut the garage door.

Except they don’t work, of course. They’re worse than useless.

So fair play to MG for giving us something we might actually want: A practical family wagon with minuscule running costs.

MG has beaten all the big guns by launching the first all-electric estate car — and crucially, it combines a big boot with decent range at an affordable price. I like it.

The entry MG5 Excite is £24,495 and includes a £3,000 grant

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The entry MG5
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