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Test-drive the Polestar 2 at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Glasgow

The popular Polestar is just one of more than 60 alternative fuel vehicles which are available to test-drive at the site in Glasgow's west end.

The Polestar 2 at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Glasgow

The Polestar 2 at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Glasgow

One of the most popular electric vehicles on the market is available to test-drive at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Glasgow.

The Polestar 2 was launched in 2020 and has quickly become a favourite among electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

The stylish, all-electric sporting crossover offers a premium ownership experience, with high-quality tech alongside a vegan interior.

It has a world first in the intuitive Google Android Automotive Operating System as well as unique Polestar details like the symbol projected onto the underside of the panoramic glass roof.

And the range is impressive, too. The Polestar 2’s single motor version offers up to 294 miles (WLTP).

Thinking of making the switch to electric?

The Swedish automotive brand has taken over 32,000 customer orders globally for its Polestar 2 since the start of 2022, representing an increase of 290% versus the same period in 2021.

The Polestar 2 has racked up over 100 international industry awards with over 55,000 cars on the roads globally.

Auto Trader recently named the Polestar 2 ‘New Car of the Year’, ‘Most Loved Car’ and ‘Best Premium Electric Car’ of 2022. EcoCar magazine, meanwhile, voted the Polestar 2 its ‘Best Electric Compact Executive Car’ during its 2022 Electrified Top 50 awards.

What is the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre?


The Arnold Clark Innovation Centre is delighted to help highlight the great and ever-expanding line-up of EVs currently available.

The new £5 million site opened last year on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow’s West End with the aim of educating visitors about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and why they are becoming so important.

There are more than 60 vehicles on site available to test-drive, from plug-in and self-charging hybrids to fully electric vehicles, including the Volkswagen ID.4, Mercedes-Benz EQC, MINI Electric, Hyundai Kona, Kia e-Niro, BMW X2, and BMW i3.

As well as our two managers, there is a team of dedicated Innovation Centre product geniuses working at the centre. They all specialise in AFVs and are there to help customers on their journey towards electric.

For those thinking of switching to AFVs for their company, a business specialist will also be on site to help them make the most informed choice

There are no sales at the site, which is specifically an innovation, information, and educational centre.

While the centre is owned and operated by Arnold Clark, we’re working with the support of a number of organisations to make sure visitors can get all the facts about clean power and AFVs.

You can also learn about the different types of charging and generous government tax and grants available if you're thinking of moving to electric.

We have also recently launched a second Innovation Centre in Stafford, England.

How do I book a test drive at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre?

We encourage visitors to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visitors can book a test drive to experience an electric vehicle for themselves by signing up via the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre website.

The Innovation Centre in Glasgow is ready to welcome visitors and is open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.

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