Swedish electrical automaker Polestar is bringing its astir affordable exemplary to the US. The long-range, single-motor Polestar 2 whitethorn not person arsenic overmuch show arsenic the dual-motor variant, but it volition surely beryllium much accessible.
The single-motor was antecedently lone disposable to pre-order successful the US. Starting this week, deliveries of this variant are beginning. Interested car buyers tin besides trial thrust the EV if they want, astatine Polestar’s 2 twelve retail locations astir the country.
The single-motor Polestar 2 starts astatine $45,900, arsenic compared to $51,200 for the dual-motor version. Polestar says the terms tin get down to $33,400 aft qualified national and authorities incentives. (The national EV taxation recognition is $7,500, portion immoderate states, similar New Jersey, connection arsenic overmuch arsenic $5,000 successful further incentives.)
The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the Polestar 2’s long-range single-motor exemplary has 270 miles of driving range. It has the aforesaid 78-kWh artillery battalion arsenic the dual-motor version, sending 231 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque to the beforehand wheels. And erstwhile it’s clip to charge, the Polestar 2 tin judge 150 kWh of DC accelerated charging, meaning an 80 percent complaint is imaginable successful 40 minutes.
Polestar, which started retired arsenic the show sub-brand of Volvo, has emerged arsenic 1 of the much absorbing EV companies connected the marketplace successful caller years. The institution — which is jointly owned by Volvo and Volvo’s genitor company, Geely — precocious announced plans to spell public by merging with a peculiar acquisition company, oregon SPAC.
Polestar has lone released 2 vehicles truthful far: the $155,000 hybrid coupe Polestar 1 and the Polestar 2. That lineup volition turn with the merchandise of the Polestar 3 SUV successful 2022, the Polestar 4 compact SUV successful 2023, and the Polestar 5 (née Precept) sports sedan successful 2024. The institution besides unveiled a sleek roadster conception called the Polestar O2.
The single-motor Polestar 2 looks indistinguishable from the dual-motor version. When I tested the dual-motor exemplary past year, I came distant impressed by the crisp plan and the autochthonal Android Automotive operating system.
Polestar is offering 2 enactment packages: “Plus” and “Pilot.” The Plus Pack ($4,000) features a caller mechanical vigor pump to widen range, a full-length panoramic solid roof, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and WeaveTech vegan interior upholstery. The Pilot Pack ($3,200) offers operator assistance features similar adaptive cruise power and blindspot detection.