Another win for electric vehicles
With a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP, the Polestar 2 is setting the standard for electric vehicles.
As a new entry into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Polestar 2 brings with it a comprehensive range of active crash avoidance technologies, scoring strongly across all areas of ANCAP assessment.
Only the fifth battery electric vehicle (BEV) to be tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 criteria, high scores were achieved in all crash tests, with full points awarded for adult and child occupants in the side impact test, which simulates the effects of a T-bone crash.
Good scores were also shown in far side impact tests and for occupant-to-occupant interaction. However, it did receive a penalty for vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility, as it was shown to provide a high risk of injury to occupants of a collision partner vehicle when struck.
Scoring well in the assessment area of Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Protection, the Polestar 2 achieved a score of 80%. With an active bonnet providing increased protection to struck pedestrians, it also has an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system effective in reacting to pedestrians and cyclists.
The Polestar 2 is also fitted with lane support systems (LSS), which have been shown to reduce head-on and single-vehicle crashes by approximately 30%.
With Tasmanians keen to purchase vehicles with top safety and environmental credentials, the Polestar 2 is a great fit. It is one of a number of 5 star rated EV's now available to Tasmanian consumers.
If you'd like to learn more about electric vehicles and their future in Tasmania, take a look at our 'Our future is electric' article.
Full details on the performance of the Polestar 2 can be viewed on the ANCAP website.