The Polestar 2 has expanded thanks to a new range of features and the addition of the single-motor variant. That version gets a single 231-hp electric motor and retains the same 78-kWh battery. Dual-motor versions retain two 204-hp electric motors for a combined output of 408 hp. On a charge, the Polestar 2 can travel 260 miles in the single-motor configuration. The dual-motor version gets a slight increase to 240 miles per charge from the current car’s 233-mile rating.
Polestar says that the new mechanical heat pump option, which is part of the Plus pack, increases the 2’s range by 10 percent at temperatures of 40- to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the result of the car relying less on the battery to heat the interior, reducing draw for climate control use by 50 percent.
Dual-motor variants will be available in a simplified variant of a fully-loaded Launch Edition. There are now three available packages and they are as follows:
Plus, Pack: In addition to the new heat pump, this also adds a glass roof, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, WeaveTech vegan upholstery, black ash wood deco trim, and driver’s seat memory.
Pilot Pack: This adds pixel LED headlights, LED fog lights, the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving feature, a surround-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, steering assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear automatic emergency braking.
Performance Pack (dual-motor model only): Adjustable Öhlins dampers, 20-inch alloy wheels, gold seatbelts, and Brembo brakes.
Stand-alone options include Nappa leather upholstery with ventilated front seats (requires the Plus pack), 20-inch alloy wheels, and a trailer hitch.
Pricing will be announced at a later date but we expect the single-motor Polestar 2 to arrive before the end of 2021. Polestar is also offering $2,000 in trade-in assistance if you’re trading in an internal combustion vehicle and take delivery before the end of April 2021.