2024 Polestar 2 Gets Improved Range, Efficiency, and Performance

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Polestar has announced significant enhancements for the 2024 model of the Polestar 2. The company promises notable advancements in terms of range, energy efficiency, and performance for the model, alongside a substantial reduction in its carbon footprint.

The 2024 Polestar 2 model can now travel up to 20% further, consuming up to 9% less energy, and boasts a charging speed that is up to 34% faster. This improved performance can be attributed to hardware upgrades, which include larger batteries and new motors.

“We are immensely proud of the Polestar 2 – it’s a stylish, fun car to drive. Our engineers have dedicated their efforts to integrating important upgrades that have greatly enhanced the overall package, and they’ve succeeded in making it even better. What’s more rewarding is that these improvements come with a reduced carbon footprint, and not an increased one,” stated Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, in an issued statement on Monday.

The Long Range Single Motor variant is now certified to cover up to 320 miles per the EPA’s rating. Its maximum DC charging speed is now up to 205 kW, thanks to the new 82 kWh battery. Further enhancing the driving experience, new motors have been introduced for greater efficiency.

Additionally, a switch to rear-wheel drive for the single-motor version and a rear bias for the dual motor version allows for better weight distribution, further improving the car’s power delivery.

Since the inception of Polestar 2 deliveries in 2020, the company has continually worked towards reducing the car’s cradle-to-gate carbon footprint. Some of the efforts include the use of low carbon aluminium in wheels and the battery tray, a switch to renewable electricity in the production factory, and an improved battery chemistry for the latest 2024 model.

Polestar remains dedicated to its strategy of improving performance with each model year. This approach, combined with their commitment to saving CO2 emissions, marks one of Polestar’s distinguishing factors.

For the 2024 model year, the Long Range Dual Motor variant will have a carbon footprint of 24.2 tCO2e, a range of up to 276 miles, energy consumption of 32-33 kWh per 100 miles, and a charging speed of up to 155 kW.

On the other hand, the Long Range Single Motor variant will have a carbon footprint of 22.4 tCO2e, a range of up to 320 miles, energy consumption of 29-32 kWh per 100 miles, and a charging speed of up to 205 kW.