2022 Polestar 2 pre-orders open, test drives commence


Keen on a Polestar 2? You can now place a refundable $500 reservation to secure your spot in the delivery queue.


Reservation books for the 2022 Polestar 2 electric car have opened, ahead of the car’s official launch in January.

From today, interested buyers can now place down a fully-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve a “priority allocation” for a car on Polestar’s website (click here), ahead of the new Polestar 2’s official on-sale date set for January 2022.

Selecting their desired powertrain, exterior colour, interior trim and options, customers can convert their reservation to an order at a later date, at which point they will be advised of a delivery date.

The opening of reservations coincides with the ramp-up of a “roadshow” program, which will see the Polestar 2 travel across Australia’s east coast in a series of events allowing consumers to see the car and test drive it, before placing a deposit.

The first sites opened in Sydney in mid-November (namely on Bondi Beach), with events planned for Melbourne (Queensbridge Square) and the Gold Coast (Pacific Fair) in December 2021, followed by Brisbane (King George Square) in February 2022.

Permanent ‘Polestar Spaces’ – Tesla showroom-like retail stores in shopping centres – will open in various locations sometime next year, along with ‘Polestar Destinations’, which are larger, out-of-town locations able to showcase cars and deliver customers’ vehicles.

“The demand we’re seeing for Polestar 2 test drives Australia-wide has exceeded even our most ambitious estimates, which is testament to the growing interest in electric vehicles locally, and the need for greater consumer choice in the market,” said Samantha Johnson, head of Polestar Australia.

Priced from $59,900 before on-road costs, the 2022 Polestar 2 will launch in Australia in January with a choice of three electric powertrains (across two battery sizes, and single- or dual-motor layouts) in a bid to take on (what is understood to be) the country’s best-selling electric vehicle, Tesla Model 3.

For more details on 2022 Polestar 2 price and specification details, click here to read our full story. For Drive’s first drive review, click here.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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