POLESTAR 2 GETS INCREASED RANGE, EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE ALONGSIDE A LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Polestar has improved the range, efficiency and performance of Polestar 2 while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint as part of significant updates for the 2024 model year.
Polestar 2 can now travel up to 22% further, consume up to 9% less energy, and charge up to 34% faster, thanks to hardware upgrades including larger batteries and new motors.
"We absolutely love Polestar 2 – such a stylish, fun car to drive. Our engineers have worked hard to integrate important upgrades that really enhance the overall package, and they’ve made it even better. We are proud to see we can do this without increasing its carbon footprint, but rather reducing it," says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The Long range Single motor is now certified for up to 654 km WLTP, and maximum DC charging speed is now up to 205 kW for versions with a new 82 kWh battery. New motors are more efficient, and a change to rear-wheel drive for single-motor versions and a rear-bias for the dual motor version also means Polestar 2 is even more fun to drive, with power delivery benefitting from weight shifting over the driven wheels.
Since Polestar 2 deliveries began in 2020, its cradle-to-gate carbon footprint has been continuously reduced. The result is a total CO2e saving of 12%, or 3 tonnes in 3 years*. Low-carbon aluminium in wheels and the battery tray, a switch to renewable electricity in the factory, and for the latest MY24, improved battery chemistry, are some of the contributing factors.
The strive to constantly improve performance through each model year is an important strategy for Polestar that, combined with the relentless, simultaneous turning of every stone to save CO2e, is one of Polestar’s differentiating factors.
POLESTAR 2 NOW WITH YOUTUBE; EXPANSIONS TO RANGE ASSISTANT AND APPLE CARPLAY
Polestar is releasing the P2.9 over-the-air (OTA) software update to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles. This is the fifteenth remote software upgrade for Polestar 2 since OTA updates began in 2020. It includes highly anticipated enhancements along with the introduction of the integrated YouTube app*, that will be installed by default in all newly produced cars as well.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, comments: "We know how much our customers look forward to over-the-air upgrades and I am convinced this one will be well received, with notable new features and enhancements. YouTube is great for entertainment while charging, and our updated Range Assistant app delivers more accurate predictions and supports an improved driving style. Bringing Apple Maps to the driver display is one of many important updates to Apple CarPlay in Polestar 2."
A significant update to Polestar’s Range Assistant app now allows drivers to monitor their energy consumption over the previous 20, 40 or 100 km, with real-time information enabling them to adjust their driving style to improve efficiency. A revised algorithm for the projected range shown by the app is able to account for changes in environmental and other factors that influence efficiency.
It is now also possible for the driver to see this real-world related range figure in the driver display, rather than the default range projection that relates to standard certified data.
Apple CarPlay receives extended functionality in P2.9, including the integration of additional phone and media information on the home screen tile, handling of calls using steering wheel buttons, and projection of calls and Apple Maps into the car’s driver display.