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Ahead of Polestar 2 deliveries starting later this year, the electric performance car manufacturer has partnered with Plugsurfing to simplify EV charging access for its customers.

Plugsurfing has 195,000 compatible electric charging points across Europe and it’s set up to make accessing and paying for electric car charging simpler

One of the key benefits is the ability to easily charge across Europe, where issues such as foreign bank accounts or local mobile numbers can complicate the EV charging process.

By having the Plugsurfing RFID tag (similar to a contactless debit card), owners will be able to reduce the number of apps, accounts or payments every time they need to charge their car. That means that once owners have registered for an account, they shouldn’t need to access alternative means of public charging.

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, said: “This international European partnership with Plugsurfing is the first of these solutions and it paves the way for more partnerships which will also include national and local solutions.”

Polestar is the electric subbrand of Volvo, with the firm splitting from the manufacturer to become its own electrified performance car company. Its models are named numerically, with the ‘1’ launching as the the firm’s halo 600bhp GT car earlier this year.

The new ‘2’ is the firm’s pure EV, and aims to offer the likes of the Tesla Model 3. It’s available to order now, with prices starting from £49,900.

Ted Welford

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June 2, 2020

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