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2024 Polestar 2 Adds More Power and 400-Mile Range

A photo of a gold Polestar 2 electric sedan.
A photo of a gold Polestar 2 electric sedan.

The Polestar 2 was the Swedish automaker’s first foray into all-electric vehicles after dabbling with hybrid power in the Polestar 1, which was a flag in the sand showcasing its design and technological know-how. But, it’s been around for a few years now, so an update was definitely in order. To bring the car more in line with the competition, Polestar has given the electric sedan an updated front end, new motors and quicker charging.

First up, let’s talk about the new motors. The Polestar 2 comes with new motors and new inverters across all models, including the single motor and performance packs.

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A photo of a black Polestar 2 EV.
A photo of a black Polestar 2 EV.


How many arty concrete walls can Polestar find on a 400-mile drive?

The single-motor variants are now rear-wheel drive, with a new permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter powering the back wheels. In the long range model, power output from the motor is 220 kW, up from 170 kW in the old car (equivalent to 299 hp).

Power is increased again in the dual-motor version, which now has a rear-drive bias that Polestar says should “increase driving pleasure.” The Long Range Dual Motor Polestar 2 has increased its power from 300 kW to 310 kW, which is equivalent to 421 hp.

With the Performance pack, you now get up to 350 kW of power (476 hp) and a much quicker 0 to 62 mph time of 4.2 seconds. If you’re interested, that’s quicker than the Alfa Romeo 4C.

A photo of a white Polestar 2 EV on a driveway.
A photo of a white Polestar 2 EV on a driveway.