Polestar 2 gets increased range, efficiency, and performance for 2024

Polestar has improved the range, efficiency and performance of the Polestar 2 while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint as part of significant updates for the 2024 model year. The refreshed line-up will start from $93,990, with runout pricing now available across the entire MY23 Polestar 2 range.

Nov 11, 2023

The Polestar 2 can now travel up to 22% further, consume up to 9% less energy, and charge up to 34% faster, thanks to hardware upgrades, including larger batteries and new motors.

The Long range Single motor is now certified for up to 655km (WLTP), and maximum DC charging speed is now up to 205kW for versions with a new 82kWh battery. Polestar says the new motors are more efficient, and a change to rear-wheel drive for single-motor versions and a rear-bias for the dual motor version also means the Polestar 2 is even more fun to drive, with power delivery benefitting from weight shifting over the driven wheels.

Next-generation electric motors and inverters are fitted to all Polestar 2 variants, offering substantial increases in both efficiency and performance. Single-motor variants are now rear-wheel driven, powered by a newly developed permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter. The new motor has a power output of up to 220kW (increased from 170kW) and is optimised for maximum efficiency and high torque (490Nm, up from 330Nm) to further increase the dynamic performance of the car. The 0-100km/h sprint time has been reduced by as much as 1.2 seconds, down to 6.2 seconds.

The dual-motor version now has a rear-drive bias that increases driving pleasure and performance thanks to a completely re-balanced drivetrain setup and torque-ratio. The new rear motor is the primary drive source, supported on the front axle by a new asynchronous motor. This enables higher total system output of 310kW and 740Nm (increased from the original 300kW and 660Nm), vastly improved traction, greater overall efficiency and higher performance – 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.5 seconds. Supporting efficiency gains, the front motor can now be disengaged completely when not needed. When the driver wants more power, the front motor re-engages instantly and seamlessly.

Up to 350kW are available with the optional Performance Pack, and a 0-100 km/h sprint time as low as just 4.2 seconds. The increase in power, performance and driving enjoyment is also available to purchase as a downloadable over-the-air performance software upgrade for any eligible Long range Dual motor cars.

Standard equipment in Polestar 2 has been revised to increase overall value as well as convenience. Driver Awareness features are now standard, including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, along with the 360-degree surround view camera and automatic dimming exterior mirrors. The wireless phone charger is now also standard on all versions.

All Polestar 2 versions feature upgraded lithium-ion batteries, with a positive impact on efficiency and capacity as well as charging times. Long-range versions now feature 82kWh batteries from CATL with 27 modules, offering charging speeds of up to 205kW DC.

The SmartZone makes its debut on the Polestar 2, signifying the shift from breathing to seeing and reflecting the high-tech nature of Polestar vehicles. Like on the forthcoming Polestar 3, the SmartZone hosts some of the vehicle’s most important active safety features, including the front facing camera and mid-range radar.

The 20-inch forged alloy wheels in the Performance Pack have also been updated to align the Polestar 2 in its sportiest expression with that of the Polestar 3.

The strive to constantly improve performance through each model year is an important strategy for Polestar that, combined with the relentless, simultaneous turning of every stone to save CO2e, is one of Polestar’s differentiating factors.

A runout offer is now available across the entire 2023 Polestar 2 range. Polestar has extended runout pricing to include dual motor versions of MY23 Polestar 2, starting at $89,990 (plus on-road costs) for the Long Range Dual Motor with Pilot Lite Pack. The runout pricing also includes the Performance.

The standard range Single motor Polestar 2 now starts at $67,000 (plus on-road costs), which qualifies for the full $7015 Clean Car Rebate. Demand has increased for remaining models, with the Government incentive set to end on 31 December 2023.