Polestar has applied a suite of updates to the Polestar 2 for 2023, boosting the range and charging speed on Standard Range Single Motor variants.
There’s also some new alloy wheel designs, new colours and changes to the car’s specification.
The battery in the Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor benefits from improved cell chemistry that provides a higher capacity of 69 kWh and an increased range of up to 294 miles.
Faster charging speeds of up to 130kW can be achieved by the new battery and it provides more power to the motor, giving a total output of 231PS.
Twin Motor cars, equipped with the optional Performance Pack, get a power boost to 475PS and 680Nm.
Two new colours, Space and Jupiter, are introduced to replace the existing Void and Moon shades. The no-cost colour for 23MY cars is Magnesium.
A new Zinc colour for the Nappa leather upholstery replaces the previously offered Barley option and is available with new Light Ash deco trim that replaces Reconstructed Wood.
Two new wheel designs, offered in 19-inch and 20-inch sizes, can be specified. The aluminium in the wheels has been replaced with low-carbon aluminium that is produced using renewable energy. Polestar says the change will result in a 600Kg CO2e reduction per car in the second half of the year.
A removable sunshade for the Polestar 2’s panoramic glass roof has been introduced and will be available in the Polestar Extras web shop from mid-June 2022 for all Polestar 2 models with a glass roof.
Other changes include a modified heat pump with an improved optimal temperature range of between -7 and 25 degrees and an advanced cabin filter and upgraded interior particulate matter sensor with new in-car app that quantifies exterior air quality improvement in the cabin.
Fredrika Klarén, Polestar’s head of sustainability, said: “In our programme updates we want to take action on improvements that can make a positive sustainability impact quickly, rather than traditional mid-cycle facelifts. Product optimisation programmes are common in the car industry, but we are taking an extended approach at Polestar, combining these with CO2e reduction programmes as well.”
Polestar’s partnership with Circulor now includes blockchain traceability of mica, in addition to cobalt that is already traced in Polestar 2 batteries. The blockchain technology allows Polestar to trace risk minerals from material source to finished product.
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