- Polestar reveals 2024 updates for Polestar 2, focusing on efficiency and range boost.
- The highest-spec 2024 model will offer an impressive 654 kilometres (406 miles) WLTP range.
- The 2024 model is said to charge up to 34% faster than its 2020 counterpart.
Polestar has revealed the 2024 model year updates for the Polestar 2, focusing on boosting efficiency and range.
The Polestar 2 has been making waves in the automotive world since its launch in 2020. The compact luxury EV boasts a dual-motor powertrain, churning out a staggering 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. That means it can hit 60 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds.
The Polestar 2 is due for an upgrade.
The upgraded Polestar 2 will hit the streets in 2024. The main changes are aimed at extending the range. The Long Range Single Motor variant now offers an impressive WLTP range of 654 kilometres (406 miles), a 103-kilometre (64-mile) increase.
The all-wheel drive model with the larger battery covers 591 kilometres (367 miles), while the standard range single engine option provides 532 kilometres (330 miles). Note that these ranges are based on preliminary test data.
To achieve these improvements, Polestar introduced new cells and suppliers. However, the battery size difference does not indicate the vehicle’s carbon footprint. Surprisingly, the Long Range Single Motor model emits slightly less CO2 equivalent emissions than the Standard Range variant.
In addition, Polestar has enhanced the EV’s charging capabilities. The Polestar 2 now charges up to 34% faster, with the Long Range battery supporting up to 205 kW and the Standard Range battery up to 135 kW.
“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. We are proud to see we can do this without increasing its carbon footprint, but rather reducing it.”
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO