The single-engine Polestar 2 is finally available in the United States
- The single-engine Polestar 2 is now available in the US market for orders and road tests.
- It sports an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles and generates 231 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.
- The single-motor Polestar 2 starts at $47,200, which is $4,000 less than the dual-motor Polestar 2.
It’s not a shock of them electric motors mean there is an additional cost in an electric car, reflected in the final retail price. Fewer engines = cheaper. That’s exactly what’s happening with the Polestar 2.
The battery-electric sedan launched exclusively with two motors in the United States, and now the automaker is taking orders for a single-motor version. It carries the same long-range battery, which means there is no range penalty. In fact, the EPA says the single-motor Polestar 2’s 270-mile range exceeds that of the dual-motor by 21 miles.
As expected, power drops to 231 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, down significantly from the 408 hp and 487 lb-ft of the twin-motor Polestar 2. The drop in power is also reflected in the single motor’s 7.0-second 0-60 time.
Apart from the powertrain difference, the single-motor Polestar 2 is effectively the same as its twin-motor sibling. Option packages such as the aptly named Plus Pack are still available to add to a huge panoramic glass roof, and the Pilot Pack will add driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control. Vegan leather still covers the seats and touchpoints, and the styling is unchanged.
The extra range makes up for the decrease in horsepower, but price is the reason for choosing the single-engine version. It starts at $47,200 (including destination charges) and takes $4,000 off the price of the Polestar 2. Of course, that number can go down further due to various tax incentives that may apply to you.
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