Driving change: Polestar test drives

Too often, test drives are a compromise. This is the first time behind the wheel of a car you’ve been looking forward to driving. It should be exciting. It should be fun. Instead, you’re accompanied by a salesperson with an agenda. It’s like riding a rollercoaster with someone who spends the whole ride talking about how much the ticket cost.

We’re setting out to change that. A Polestar test drive will have you both literally and figuratively in the driver’s seat, tailoring the experience to your preferences before it’s even begun. 

Firstly, the location is up to you. We stated earlier that you shouldn’t need a car to buy a car. That’s just as true for the test drive. No public transportation pilgrimages required. We’ll come to you. If a little taste of the brand is wanted before you hit the open road, you’re welcome to start your test drive at the nearest Polestar space. 

Secondly, the only agenda that exists is the one you set. Prior to the test drive, a quick log in allows you to select the areas of focus: which features you’re curious about, want help with, and so on. If you want a half-hour guided tour of the precedent-setting Polestar 2 infotainment system with Google built-in, then a half-hour guided tour is what you’ll get. 

Thirdly, and arguably most importantly, the drive will be up to you. 60 minutes are on the clock. Aside from that, and the fact that you need to bring the Polestar 2 back, the rest is up to you. Test one pedal drive in city traffic. Feel the instant acceleration on open highways. Experience the responsive handling on winding country roads. 

Test drives should be about the drive. At Polestar, they will be.


The Overview Effect with Karen Nyberg

The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.

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