2022 Polestar 2 EV single motor
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2022 Polestar 2 Can Cover More on One charge Then The Equivalent Tesla Model 3

The Swedish maker of electric cars Polestar revealed its latest update for the Polestar 2 sedan. A four-door EV, first shown in February 2019, can cover 270 miles on one charge in its latest iteration.
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270 miles per charge is the best Polestar can offer at the moment

With a 75 kWh battery pack, single motor setup with 231 horsepower, and front-wheel drive, Polestar 2 beats most of the competition in the range department. Most notably, it beats the Tesla Model 3.

Interestingly enough, some estimated that Polestar 2 single motor has an energy efficiency of 176Wh per kilometer. The other day, Toyota announced that some of their future electric cars would have an energy efficiency of 125 Wh per kilometer. For the record, EPA estimated that the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus energy efficiency is 147 Wh per kilometer.

Despite such claims, the 2022 Polestar 2 EPA range of 270 miles per charge is a considerable step up to the 2021 model. That one, officially, could do a tad better than 230 miles on one charge.

You can purchase Over-the-air updates and increase motor power by 67 horsepower

While this "long-range" result is the best company achieved, updated Polestar 2 is not the only Polestar novelty coming from Sweden.
The curiously styled machine just received an OTA update. The over-the-air update comes with a few new perks, such as updated driver-assist features and a new option that allows users to schedule charging. All Polestar 2 vehicles benefit from it.
On the other hand, owners of the models with a dual-motor setup and peak power output of 408 will have an option to purchase an OTA update that will release an additional 67 horsepower and 15-pound feet of torque. With 469 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque on tap, the 2022 Polestar 2 dual motor will be able to catch 60 mph in a relatively quick 4.4 seconds. This update is already a thing in certain European countries (Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and Austria). It is not cheap - we are talking here about a $1,130 update (in Great Britain).
Apart from slashing a few tenths of a second from 0-60 mph time (4,4 seconds), the update will also significantly improve Polestar 2 to mid-range acceleration. 50-75 mph can happen in 2.2 seconds! That is something only a Porsche 911 Turbo S could do 10 or 15 years ago. It should come in handy with overtakes.
I remember that Tesla offered $2,000 OTA update that increased Model 3 and Model Y performance. Come to think of it; it would not be a surprise if Polestar similarly priced its performance update.

Conclusion

The 2022 Polestar 2 qualifies for a federal tax credit of $7,500. Considering that its entry price starts at $45,900, with the top-spec model hitting just over $50k, it would seem that the Polestar 2 is a beautiful alternative to the sweetheart of the EV world, which is the Tesla Model 3.
With 270 miles of range and, dare I say, attractive design, the Polestar 2 makes a good case on the EV car market. It should convey that sporty pedigree Polestar is built on as well.

Image source: Courtesy of Polestar for media.

Safet Satara is an automotive journalist and car enthusiast who has nurtured his automotive endeavors since he was 19 years old. He specializes in European cars, EV technology, and research about automotive industry issues. Safet has also written automotive pieces for Gearheads.org, Topspeed.com, Autowise.com, and various print magazines, including ProAuto. His specialty - testing cars - more than 500 tested cars under his belt. You can follow Safet via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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