Swedish electric vehicle brand Polestar announced the extended range, lower pricing, and bespoke configuration for the model year 2022 Polestar 2 in the USA. Prices for the single motor version start at $45,000 before subsidies.
Polestar’s upgrade for their second model centres around the addition of a new single motor powertrain, which, Polestar says, makes the vehicle more accessible than ever before, while simultaneously offering the greatest range of a Polestar 2 to date. An optional heat pump was also added for the 2022 version, which is designed to extend the vehicle’s range up to an additional 10 per cent under certain climate conditions.
Regarding the new performance, the new Polestar 2 Long-range Single motor offers the lowest price and longest range in the lineup, with an estimated range of 265 miles, according to EPA estimates, and a starting price of $45,900 USD, or as low as $34,900 after qualified federal, state, and utility incentives (based on California’s subsidy programmes). Deliveries are expected to begin at the end of 2021.
The Polestar 2 Long-range Dual motor also allows for bespoke configuration. Starting at $49,900 without incentives, the Long-range Dual motor Polestar 2 has 408 hp and an EPA range of 249 miles, which marks an increase of 16 miles over the 2021 version’s range. As with the single-motor Polestar 2, Plus and Pilot Packs are available to order. The dual-motor Polestar 2 also can be ordered with a Performance Pack “for increased driver focus”, with deliveries are expected to begin in October of 2021.
The Polestar 2 was recently upgraded and features more variants for the 2021 year, and the company is gearing up to launch production of the Polestar 3 in the USA soon as well. Additionally, Polestar is ramping up its market presence around the world this year, in preparation for the supply chains working next year.
“We are excited to introduce the expanded Polestar 2 range, which offers an ideal configuration for every lifestyle,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar in North America. “As we roll the brand out to 20 new US markets this year, we have the product, pricing and convenience to place Polestar at the top of consumer shopping lists.”
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