- Jul 18, 2017
I think that James May issues was that he could not access the 12v battery as he could not open the bonnet due to being unable to unlock the car. He had to take a number of parts off the front of the car to open the bonnet.I think his complaint is less about the 12v battery going flat, and more about the shenanigans to get at the recharge point.
Many EVs have a regular “engine” bay with the battery easily accessible. The Polestar has a removable panel secured with two push clips, inside the bonnet which is manually released from the cabin, which can be accessed by a blade key in the main key body. Takes about 5 mins.