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The Polestar 2 gets new electric motors in mid-life refresh

Cosmetic changes include a new front, and the single-motor car is now rear-driven.



Enlarge / Polestar has given the Polestar 2 a new nose treatment for model-year 2024. (credit: Polestar)

The current electric vehicle renaissance has been properly underway for a few years now, and we’ve reached the point where the first of those EVs is now undergoing a mid-life refresh. Later this year, the revised Polestar 2 will go into production, featuring more standard equipment, a new nose, and all-new electric motors.

“Typically in the car industry, a facelift introduces superficial visual changes that often destroy the original intention of the car’s design theme. With the new model-year Polestar 2, we rather went below the surface and upgraded substantial tech and mechanical components of the electric drivetrain,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

The biggest changes are reserved for the single-motor Polestar 2. This will now come with an 82 kWh battery pack, compared to the 78 kWh packs in the dual motor cars, and should be sufficient for up to 300 miles (483 km) on a single charge, although Polestar is still waiting on its official EPA range estimate.

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