Polestar announces 270-mile EPA range, power upgrades, and efficiency aids for Polestar 2 electric fastback variants

16 December 2021, 03:42:51

Polestar announces 270-mile EPA range, power upgrades, and efficiency aids for Polestar 2 electric fastback variantsPolestar announced the Polestar 2 Long range Single motor received one of the best ratings in its class by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – an estimate range of 270 miles. This announcement comes alongside ongoing Over-The-Air (OTA) updates that are delivering new features to Polestar 2 owners and pre-empts a future option to purchase a performance software upgrade that adds an extra 67-hp for the dual-motor variant.

Polestar continues to improve the Polestar 2 while its owners are living with it, thanks to OTA updates. The latest update is rolling out now, and includes a suite of new and improved features, including the ability to schedule charging sessions, allowing customers to take advantage of off-peak electricity pricing. The update also adds refinements to the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the Polestar 2.

Other recent OTA additions include battery preconditioning when a DC charger is set as a destination so the driver can be back on the road after the quickest possible charge, SiriusXM satellite radio; and a Range Assistant app that is geared to improve driver efficiency and increase range confidence. There is also an Eco Climate function in the app that allows the driver to reduce demand on the battery, thereby extending range.

These updates are applicable to the full Polestar 2 model range, regardless of model year or variant.

Coming soon specifically for the Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor is a performance software upgrade designed to raises output to 476 hp and 502 lb. ft., an increase of an average 67 hp and 15 lb. ft. over the standard dual-motor car. The upgrade will be available to purchase and unlocks the additional performance via an OTA update. North American pricing and availability will also be announced in the coming months.

Earlier this year, Polestar announced that the Long range Dual motor variant gained a range increase to an EPA-estimated 249 miles. Through OTA updates, 2021 Polestar 2 owners also received the additional range capability, a proof point in the company’s promise to continually enhance the ownership experience.

The single- and dual-motor Polestar 2 variants are available to order online at Polestar.com, and test drives can be scheduled at Polestar.com/test-drive. For those who prefer a physical car-buying experience, Polestar is rapidly expanding its network of retail “Spaces” throughout the United States, with 38 retail locations planned to be open by the end of 2022.

The most recent Spaces to open include Westport, CT, Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR. Each of these Spaces feature dedicated Polestar Specialists who can answer questions, schedule test drives, and assist with the digital ordering process.

Polestar also recently announced its intention to list on Nasdaq in connection with its proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW and GGPIU), which is expected to close in the first half of 2022.

Related news

News related to Polestar

Polestar delivered 29,000 cars in 2021 - a 185% YoY growth

Polestar confirms that it continues to deliver on ambitious global sales, market, and retail expansion plans that underpin significant growth targets for the coming years. The company delivered on its global sales target of 29,000 vehicles in 2021, representing year-on-year growth exceeding 185%. Polestar increased its global presence from 10 to 19 markets in 2021, with growth in Europe and the Asia Pacific. In the...

13 January 2022

Polestar provides next glimpse of Polestar 3

Polestar has released a second teaser image of the forthcoming Polestar 3 electric performance SUV, which is set to launch in 2022. Polestar 3 is the company's first SUV and will be its first vehicle to be built in the US, with production set to take place in Charleston, South Carolina. This news follows the September announcement of Polestar’s intention to list on Nasdaq in connection with its proposed business...

3 December 2021

Polestar 5 previewed in the next episode of Polestar Precept documentary

-In the latest episode of its YouTube documentary series, "Precept: from Concept to Car", Polestar has previewed more of the final design direction for the forthcoming Polestar 5. The web series documents the transformation of the Polestar Precept concept car into the Polestar 5 – an electric performance 4-door GT set to be launched in 2024. This third installment of the series shows the closest look at the car on...

25 November 2021

The all-electric Polestar 3 SUV will be manufactured in the USA

Polestar announced today that the all-electric Polestar 3 SUV will be manufactured in the USA alongside new Volvo vehicles at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Polestar vehicles built in South Carolina will be for sale in the United States. Polestar 3 will debut the new generation of electric vehicle architecture from Volvo Car Group, which has been designed from scratch for full...

16 June 2021

Polestar Cars to Open 15 New US Showrooms in 2021

Polestar is expanding its retail presence across the United States with plans to open new locations in 15 cities by the end of 2021. In the first half of 2021, the brand will open the new showrooms, called Polestar Spaces, in Austin, Texas, Boston, Denver, Seattle, South Florida and Washington D.C. Polestar will partner with established retailer groups in order to best represent the brand in each location for sales...

2 March 2021

Geely unveils the Lynk & Co Zero Concept and the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA)

Geely has unveiled its first dedicated EV platform - the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) that will underpin at least 16 new EVs from the brand and its related brands such as Volvo, Polestar, Proton, and production-ready Lynk & Co models. This architecture is already used by the Lynk & Co Zero Concept will be used by at least 16 all-new electric vehicles from Geely. According to Li Shufu, Geely chairman...

27 September 2020

Polestar Precept will enter production in China

Seven months ago, Polestar unveiled the Precept - a fully electric four-door grand tourer that employs sustainable materials and advanced HMI technology. This vehicle is Polestar's manifesto for its upcoming electrified vehicles while embodying Polestar's core brand values: purity, progressiveness, and performance. This weekend, at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, Polestar announced that the Precept will enter production...

27 September 2020

Polestar 2 configurator is now live with vehicle pricing starting at USD 59,900

The Polestar 2 configurator for the USA market is now live. The base price of the vehicle is USD 59,900 and includes both the Pilot and Plus packages. They comprise of plenty of features some of which are as follows: Panoramic laminated sunroof incl. Polestar Symbol Pixel headlights with proximity lights Polestar Digital Key LED front fog lights with cornering function Frameless exterior mirrors with autodim and...

18 June 2020

Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 arrive in the US in H2 of 2020

Polestar will enter the US in H2 of 2020 and has announced its first retail partners on local grounds. The company plans to open Polestar Spaces in New York City, Los Angeles, and two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among the brand's renowned partners will be Manhattan Motorcars, Galpin Motors and Price-Simms Automotive Group for initial locations planned to open in the second half of 2020. In H1 of 2021...

20 May 2020

The Polestar 2 goes through its first crash test

The Polestar 2 has undergone its first crash test. Successfully. This test was a front offset/small overlap crash, meaning that the impact was on the front 25% of the car (measured outwards from the middle). The test car, sporting a colourway seemingly chosen by Lil Pump, travelled at 64 km/h towards the obstacle, with a dummy boasting 70 sensors behind the wheel. The front wheel detached early, minimizing the...

29 April 2020

Polestar 2 is now in production in China

Polestar has officially announced that the production of the Polestar 2 has begun in Luqiao, China. This is just a month's delay from the previous plans to start in February 2020. The first units will be delivered to customers in the summer of 2020. The company has also shared some photos from the factory, which you may see at the end of the text. Initially, the company will sell the Polestar 2 Launch Edition and...

24 March 2020

Polestar Precept with sustainable materials and advanced HMI technology is unveiled

Polestar will showcase the Polestar Precept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. This is a fully electric four-door grand tourer that employs sustainable materials and advanced HMI technology. This vehicle is Polestar's manifesto for its upcoming electrified vehicles while embodying Polestar's core brand values: purity, progressiveness, and performance. The Polestar Precept has a 3.1-meter wheelbase...

26 February 2020

Polestar 2 available for configuring in Europe, prices start from €59,900 / £49,000 for the Launch Edition

Polestar 2 was announced at the end of February and debuted in China in mid-April with local production to set off in February 2020. Now the vehicle is available for configuring in Europe and you can check out the online configurator from the source link below. Initially, the company will sell the Polestar 2 Launch Edition and this will be the only version available for the first year of production. Its starting...

27 September 2019

First sketches of the Polestar 3, will be based on Volvo's SPA platform

The Polestar 1 is being built as a small series vehicle in the recently inaugurated Polestar plant in Chengdu, China. The Polestar 2 rolls off the line with the Volvo XC 40 and Lynk & Co 01 at the Volvo Car Group's Luqiao multi-brand factory. And now Volvo's brand for electric vehicles is ready with the sketches for the Polestar 3. Published for the first time by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, they unveil that the...

23 September 2019

EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

AudiBMWBytonChevroletDaciae.GOFIATFordGenesisHondaHyundaiJaguarKIAMazdaMercedes-BenzMGMININIONissanOpelPeugeotPolestarPorscheRenaultRivianSEATŠKODAsmartTeslaVolkswagenVolvo

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.6 in / 5223 mm
Height: 59.8 in / 1520 mm
Curb weight: 5853.27 lb / 2655 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 239 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 140 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5467.46 lb / 2480 kg
Electric motor: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 568 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Genesis GV60

2022 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 177.8 in / 4515 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1580 mm
Curb weight: 4761.98 lb / 2160 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line S

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4530.5 lb / 2055 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4497.43 lb / 2040 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5379.28 lb / 2440 kg
Electric motor #1: 250 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 200 kW, 352 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2022 BMW i4 M50

2022 BMW i4 M50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Electric motor #1: 230 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 190 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 65 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range RWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Electric motor: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2LT

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Tour

Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 4263.74 lb / 1934 kg
Electric motor: 110 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 45 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Performance Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 3979.34 lb / 1805 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Opel Mokka-e

2021 Opel Mokka-e Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.4 in / 4151 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 60.3 in / 1532 mm
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh