- Polestar is updating the two for the 2024 mannequin yr with further vary and energy.
- The bottom mannequin, which beforehand had a single motor powering the entrance wheels, is now rear-wheel drive.
- Vary will increase to 320 miles for the single-motor model and 276 miles for the dual-motor model.
UPDATE 6/13/23: Polestar has introduced pricing for the up to date 2 EV, which now begins at $51,300 for the single-motor model and $56,700 for the dual-motor model. These costs signify a $1500 improve for the bottom mannequin and a $3400 improve for the AWD mannequin. Remaining vary figures are additionally a bit larger than beforehand introduced, with the RWD automotive rated at 320 miles and the AWD automotive at 276 miles; these numbers are up from 270 miles and 260 miles beforehand.
Polestar has been repeatedly bettering the 2 electric car since its debut, and the 2024 mannequin yr brings some vital revisions that enhance the four-door hatchback’s vary and energy. There are additionally some visible variations and extra tools.
Energy is up throughout the board, with the bottom single-motor mannequin going from 231 horsepower as much as 299 horsepower, the dual-motor mannequin growing from 408 horsepower to 421 horsepower, and the two with the Efficiency bundle providing 455 horsepower. Extra considerably, the single-motor automotive now has its electrical motor powering the rear wheels slightly than the fronts. Even the all-wheel-drive dual-motor mannequin now has extra of a rear bias, Polestar says, and the entrance motor can disengage below sure circumstances. The corporate claims that every mannequin is faster than earlier than, and we look ahead to driving the up to date vehicles to see how the shift to rear-wheel drive (and the reconfigured AWD system) impacts dealing with.
A bigger battery for the single-motor automotive will increase vary from 270 miles as much as 320 miles. The twin-motor vehicles have the identical battery as earlier than, however Polestar says that enhancements in effectivity assist it ship a bit extra vary than earlier than, too, with the EPA estimate rising from 260 miles to 276 miles.
You may get extra tools on your cash within the 2024 mannequin, as the bottom automotive now has driver-assistance options as customary and the dual-motor automotive now comes with the Pilot bundle as customary. Polestar says the up to date automotive will go on sale later this yr.
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This story was initially printed on January 24, 2023.
Regardless of being raised on a gradual weight loss program of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive business all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a solution to write about vehicles for the varsity newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice College, which ultimately led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Vehicle Journal. He has been a part of the Automotive and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.