2024 Polestar 2 EPA Estimates Reveal Up to 320 Miles of Driving Range

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recently published the long-awaited estimates for the 2024 model year Polestar 2, which switches from a front-mounted electric motor to a rear-drive setup. Driving range tops 320 miles (515 kilometers) on the combined test cycle for the rear-wheel-drive fastback with 19-inch wheels. Opting for 20s will net you 307 miles (494 kilometers).
How do those numbers compare to the 2023 model with front-wheel drive? As it happens, both are tremendously better. The preceding model is listed by the independent executive agency masterminded by Richard Nixon with a rather disappointing 270 miles (435 kilometers).

What about dual-motor configurations? Make that 276 miles (444 kilometers) with 19-inch wheels and 266 miles (428 kilometers) with 20s for the 2024 model as opposed to 260 miles (418 kilometers). When it comes to dual-motor oomph in combination with the Performance Package, the 2024 model year Polestar 2 five-door liftback is rated at 247 miles (398 kilometers) compared to 260 miles (418 kilometers) for 2023.

Based on the Compact Modular Architecture developed by Geely and Volvo, the 2 still doesn’t pose a threat to its closest rival. It's also quite a bit more expensive, with prices ranging between $49,900 with rear-wheel drive and $60,800 for two motors and the Performance Package. By comparison, the Tesla Model 3 is available at $40,240 for the rear-wheel-drive variant or $53,240 for the Performance. Quicker, faster, and more efficient as well, the long-running Model 3 simply doesn't have any proper competition at the moment of reporting.

One could make a case for the Hyundai Ioniq 6, though. Not only does it start at $41,600 sans destination charge, but it's rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at up to 361 miles (581 kilometers) on a full charge. The Ioniq 6's only notable problems come in the form of an undesirable badge and a rather polarizing design.

Gifted with a ground clearance of 5.9 inches (15 centimeters) in the front and 6.6 (16.8) out back, the Polestar 2 is loaded with standard goodies. From the Android Automotive OS 11.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system to adjustable electric power steering, dual-zone climate control with CleanZone air filtering, 15 watts for the wireless charging pad, four cameras providing a 360-degree view, and a plethora of active safety assistants, this car is tempting indeed.

Every 2 comes with four years of warranty for manufacturing defects and faulty materials, eight years of warranty for the battery, and 12 years for corrosion. Polestar has shipped in excess of 150,000 examples of the breed since 2020, a hugely impressive volume for a relatively new automaker. But alas, the Sino-Swedish automaker still has a long way to go until it can hope to steal customers from the soon-to-be-refreshed Model 3.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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