Polestar 2 Single Motor Available To Order

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Polestar recently added another configuration to the Polestar 2 electric car’s lineup with the addition of a Long Range Single Motor trim. The new trim adds a more affordable option to the Polestar 2’s lineup, which, until recently, was only available in a Long Range Dual Motor trim with all-wheel drive.

The new Long Range Single Motor trim comes with a 78-kWh battery pack and an electric motor that’s placed on the front axle that makes 231 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. The trim has an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles on a single charge and a combined fuel economy rating of 107 MPGe. The vehicle can charge at rates of up to 150-kWh, allowing the Polestar 2 to gain an 80% charge in roughly 40 minutes.

While the Long Range Single Motor trim loses all-wheel drive and 177 hp to the dual-motor configuration, it brings 21 extra miles of range. It’s also more affordable, as pricing for the front-wheel-drive model starts at $47,200 (with delimitation). The dual-motor Polestar 2 costs $51,200.

The new Polestar 2 model should appeal to shoppers that would rather have more range than performance and it also gives the automaker a more affordable option to better compete with the Tesla Model 3. Tesla’s most affordable vehicle starts at $48,190 and has a range of up to 272 miles. Polestar’s electric cars are also eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, making its vehicles even more affordable. Tesla estimates that the cheapest Model 3 will be available by this August, while Polestar has preconfigured Polestar 2 models in the new configuration that can be delivered as early as this June.

Polestar is a new electric vehicle brand and is a subsidiary of Volvo. The first vehicle from the automaker was the Polestar 1 that was an exotic plug-in hybrid. The all-electric Polestar 2 came out before the end of 2021. While the Polestar 2 is a relatively new vehicle, the automaker is already offering financing deals as low as 0.99% APR for used models.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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