For 2024 the quest for minimalism continues with the Polestar 2 getting a boost with enhanced range, efficiency, and performance, all achieved with a markedly reduced carbon footprint, complemented by a sleek, cutting-edge modern design.
“We absolutely love Polestar 2 – such a stylish, fun car to drive. Our engineers have worked hard to integrate important upgrades that 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,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
Polestar, a distinguished Swedish electric performance car brand, stands out in the realm of electric vehicles. It is committed to advancing society through innovative design and technology, expediting the transition towards sustainable mobility. Catering to individuals seeking an elevated experience from their EV, the Polestar customer embodies not only a keen sense of style but also a dedication to conscientious living. When ensconced in its vegan interior, they take pride in knowing they are actively contributing to positive change.
The all-new Polestar 2 achieves remarkable improvements, now extending its range by up to 20%, consuming 9% less energy, and charging a staggering 34% faster than its predecessor. This is made possible through a series of hardware enhancements, including the integration of larger batteries and state-of-the-art motors. The Long Range Single Motor variant is certified for an impressive 320 miles by the EPA, and its maximum DC charging speed has been elevated to 205 kW, thanks to the introduction of an 82 kWh battery. The newly incorporated motors exhibit heightened efficiency and in the case of the single-motor version, a switch to rear-wheel drive results in an exhilarating driving experience, with power delivery optimized by weight distribution over the driven wheels. It’s nothing short of a thrill to drive the dual-motor version, which adds an extra layer of excitement to the journey.
It’s worth noting that the Polestar 2 made automotive history in 2019 by being the first car to incorporate Google’s Android Automotive OS with built-in Google features. In a continued effort to lead in intuitive infotainment, it now introduces Prime Video, alongside the existing YouTube integration, allowing users to enjoy streaming content while parked or charging. Coupled with the premium audio experience by Harman Kardon, a generously-sized panoramic moonroof featuring a reflected Polestar emblem, thoughtful amenities like heated steering wheel, rear seats, and wiper nozzles, as well as an advanced interior air quality system, our dual motor journey was an absolute delight.
Currently available, both the single-motor and dual-motor variants of the Polestar 2 offer extended range, upgraded motors, heightened performance, and expanded standard features. Furthermore, the Polestar 2 qualifies for the IRS Clean Vehicle credit of $7,500 on lease transactions. Notably, the latest Long Range Single Motor Polestar 2 comes with an impressive array of standard equipment and significantly accelerated charging capabilities.
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