Polestar has improved the range, efficiency and performance of its Polestar 2 electric
vehicle while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint as part of significant updates for
the 2024 model year.

Four variants my 2024 Polestar 2 are available with standard or long range and either
single or dual motors. Prices range from $67,400 for the standard range single motor
variant through to $85,400 for a long range, dual motor model with an optional
Performance Pack.

Next-generation electric motors and inverters are fitted to all Polestar 2 variants, offering
substantial increases in both efficiency and performance including a change to rear-wheel
drive for single-motor versions and a rear-bias for the dual motor version.

The rear-wheel drive single-motor variants are powered by a newly developed permanent
magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter. The new motor has a power output of up to 220
kW (increased from 170 kW) and 490 Nm of torque (up from 330 Nm).

The dual-motor version now has a rear-drive bias with the new rear motor supported on
the front axle by a new asynchronous motor.

This enables total system output of 310 kW and 740 Nm (increased from the original 300
kW and 660 Nm) from the long-range dual motor variant. As well, the front motor can now
be disengaged completely when not needed. When the driver wants more power, the front
motor re-engages instantly and seamlessly.

Up to 350 kW is available with the $9000 optional Performance Pack.

Standard safety equipment in the MY 2024 Polestar 2 includes a number of driver
awareness (or lack thereof) features including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with
steering support and Cross Traffic Alert with brake support.

There’s also Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, along with the 360-degree surround
view camera and automatic dimming exterior mirrors.

All Polestar 2 versions feature upgraded lithium-ion batteries, for improvements in
efficiency, range and charging times. Long-range versions now feature 82 kWh batteries
with 27 modules, those in the standard-range versions retains a capacity of 69 kWh with
24 modules.

The updated lithium-ion batteries provide faster charging rates of up to 205 kW DC for
long-range batteries and 135 kW for the standard-range battery. The entry level standard
range single motor variant uses a 69-kWh battery, all others get an 82-kWh one.

The larger batteries equate to increases in driving range with the standard-range single
motor version now capable of up to 532 km, an increase of 54 km. The long-range single
motor variant can now achieve up to 654 km WLTP, an increase of 103 km while the long-
range dual-motor model gets a 104 km increase, to 591 km.

Note that all the above figures are recorded under the new, and more realistic, WLTP
testing criteria.

Another feature to be added to the new Polestar 2 is SmartZone. Mounted on the front
‘grille’ SmartZone hosts some of the vehicle’s most important active safety features,
including the front facing camera and mid-range radar array.

Standard-Range Single Motor RWD: $67,400
Long-Range Single Motor RWD: $71,400
Long-Range Dual Motor AWD: $76,400
Long- Range Dual Motor AWD with Performance Pack: $85,400
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Polestar dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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