The Polestar 2 has emerged to become Germany’s most popular electric company car in 2022, outpacing rivals like the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, and the Volkswagen ID.4, in one of the world’s most competitive car markets. The Geely-owned brand has also entered the top ten overall standings, competing against popular favorites such as the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Focus, and Skoda Octavia.
As per LeasePlan, the world’s largest fleet management service company, the Long Range Dual Motor variant of the Polestar 2 topped the chart, followed by the Single Motor version, in second place. Christopher Schmidt, commercial director at LeasePlan Germany, mentioned that the Polestar 2 had entered the top ten most popular company cars in Germany overall, overtaking Volkswagen and Ford’s top-ranking spots.
Other EVs that made it into the top 10 list include the Dacia Spring, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and Tesla Model Y Long Range. The Polestar 2 takes the 10th spot in the overall standings, which also include internal combustion engine vehicles. The Long Range Dual Motor version makes up 1.33% of the total volume of company cars leased last year via LeasePlan in Germany.
After its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Polestar 2 has been considered the Tesla Model 3’s competitor. It has since improved with over-the-air updates and upgrades, including rear-wheel drive as standard, more power, and more range. The Polestar 2 has achieved encouraging sales figures, with nearly 51,000 units sold globally in 2022. This is an 80% jump compared to the previous year’s statistics. The recent facelift now offers rear-wheel drive as standard, more power and range, and Polestar SmartZone. The EV also boasts intelligent cameras and sensors for enhanced safety.
Considering Germany’s renowned high-quality automaker past, Polestar’s expanding global position is emerging as a competitive threat in the swiftly growing EV market. Polestar’s CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, is preparing for another big year with the Polestar. Polestar continues to gain ground in a competitive region, even without further incentives.