Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were unveiled in the spring, will begin shipping this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand is also looking to expand further globally.
Polestar had announced the single motor and small and large battery variants of the Polestar 2 in April. The Polestar 2 Single Motor Long Range uses the 78 kWh battery familiar from the all-wheel-drive model, but does without the rear motor. The electric motor on the front axle produces 170 kW, and the WLTP range is up to 540 kilometres.
The smaller "Standard Range" battery pack with 64 kWh is new. Polestar states the power of the engine (which in turn drives the front axle) at 165 kW. The WLTP range is up to 420 kilometers. The previously available all-wheel drive model with 2×150 kW comes up to 480 kilometers range in the WLTP test.
With the new variants, a heat pump is also available as an option for the first time in the Polestar 2. In addition, the equipment packages have been adjusted - in order to simplify production during the ramp-up, the "Plus" and "Pilot" packages were initially included in the all-wheel-drive model, only the "Performance" package was subject to an additional charge. In the meantime, the packages can be freely selected, which also reduces the base price - to 35,930 euros after deduction of the environmental bonus.
"We designed Polestar 2 to be a truly desirable, avant-garde electric car," said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. "The combination of design, our material choices and the Polestar experience are the essence of Polestar 2. I'm proud that the team has created a car that delivers a great premium experience as standard, whether you add the well-curated option packages or not."