Polestar stops taking orders for Polestar 2 citing high demand


Another automaker is no longer taking orders for their electric vehicle (EV). Earlier this month Ford stopped taking orders for the Mustang Mach-E and Kia also stopped taking orders for the EV6.

The latest to join the list is Polestar, which as of today has stopped taking new orders for the Polestar 2.

In an update to their online configurator, customers are being advised that that order shutdown is “due to high demand.” Instead customers are asked to check out their inventory of pre-configured cars that are ready for delivery.

The online configurator has been shut down on both the Canadian and US versions of the Polestar website.

In a statement to Drive Tesla, a Polestar spokesperson said they hope to reopen for orders in May, and said customers can select a preconfigured car that can be delivered in as little as a few days, depending on your location.

When reviewing the available inventory at the three Canadian locations, there are just two Long Range Dual Motor Polestar 2 EVs available in Vancouver and Toronto, and no inventory in Montreal.

However both are only available for delivery in September.

If you are in the US there is significantly more inventory. For example in Minneapolis there are 57 vehicles available in inventory, with 2 vehicles available immediately and others available as early as mid-May.

The order shutdown comes just one day after Polestar announced some design updates to the electric sedan which included new wheels, some new interior and exterior options, and improved real-world range figures.

Polestar also recently entered into a deal with Hertz in which the car rental company committed to buying 65,000 Polestar 2 EVs over the next five years.

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