The 2024 model of the Polestar 2 electric vehicle is going to see a vast improvement in performance and range and a significant reduction to its carbon footprint with orders starting from $67,400 on July 5.
Polestar 2 will have a huge 22 per cent improvement in range – the Long Range single motor model is now certified for up to 654km.
The EV has a new motor on the rear-wheel drive model and a rear-bias for the dual motor version which offers weight shift over the driven wheels to offer even more efficient performance to consume up to nine per cent less energy.
“We absolutely love Polestar 2 – such a stylish, fun car to drive. Our engineers have worked hard to integrate important upgrades that really enhance the overall package, and they’ve made it even better,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
“We are proud to see we can do this without increasing its carbon footprint, but rather reducing it.”
The next-generation electric motors are powered by a new permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter and have a power output of up to 220kW – that’s an increase from 170kW.
The time to go 0-100km/h has also been reduced by 1.2 seconds to 6.2 seconds.
And it’s even better with the dual motor model which can produce up to 310kW to go 0-100km/h in a blistering 4.2 seconds.
“Changing from front- to rear-wheel drive in the single-motor variants, and re-calibrating the torque ratio in the dual-motor variant for an increased rear- wheel drive feel, elevates the Polestar 2 driving experience to a whole new level,” says Joakim Rydholm, Head of Chassis Development at Polestar.
“The updated Polestar 2 is an even more playful and agile car, retaining its compactness and complete sense of control, while at the same time becoming more mature with added comfort.”
The entry-level package of the Polestar 2 has also been improved with Driver Awareness features now standard.
These include Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support and Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation plus the 360-degree surround view camera.
And wireless smartphone charging is also now standard on all models.
On the charging side, the new Polestar 2 will charge up to 34 per cent faster thanks to the upgraded lithium-ion batteries.
Long range models come with 82kWh batteries and 69kWh for the standard model.
The redesigned battery unit allows for faster charging at rate of up to 205kW DC for the long range batteries and 135kW for the standard range.