The bottom single-motor, long-range variant of the Polestar 2 fastback was rated by the EPA to get 270 miles of vary, probably the most of any Polestar mannequin up to now, the electrical car maker stated Wednesday.
That vary narrowly beats that of the bottom Tesla Mannequin 3, the Polestar 2’s greatest competitor available in the market. In keeping with Tesla’s web site, the bottom rear-wheel-drive Mannequin 3 will get an estimated 267 miles of vary.
Polestar, set to go public subsequent yr by way of a merger with a special-purpose acquisition firm, launched the single-motor variant as a option to lure in cost-conscious customers. In keeping with Polestar’s web site, the mannequin begins at $47,200 after the transport payment however earlier than federal and state incentives.
The EV maker additionally introduced a number of free over-the-air updates for the Polestar 2 throughout all trims and mannequin years. These updates embrace “refinements” to the superior driver-assistance techniques and the power to schedule charging periods, the corporate stated.
An over-the-air efficiency software program replace for the long-range, dual-motor model of the Polestar 2 will likely be made obtainable “within the coming months,” Polestar stated. The replace will enhance the car’s output by 67 hp to 476 hp and supply an extra 15 pound-feet of torque to 502 pound-feet.
North American pricing for the efficiency replace was not introduced.