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Introduced to Australia and New Zealand in February 2022, the Polestar 2 has secured an ANCAP safety rating of five-stars.

Scoring impressively across all areas of assessment the Polestar 2 is the fifth battery electric vehicle (BEV) to be tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 criteria.

The Polestar 2 scored high with 92% in adult occupant protection, 87% in child occupant protection, 80% in vulnerable road user protection and 82% in safety assist.

“Today’s consumers are looking to purchase vehicles with top safety and environmental credentials. The well-rounded Polestar 2 ticks these boxes and adds to the suite of 5 star rated EVs now available to Australasian consumers,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

“ANCAP safety ratings are designed to encourage vehicles to provide good protection to vehicle occupants and other road users, and the Polestar 2 has performed well across all areas of assessment.”

The vehicle is fitted with autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User and Junction Assist), lane support systems with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS).

Read the full technical report here.