Polestar 2 has been named a winner of a “Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” award by WardsAuto, a leading provider of automotive insights and analysis.
“Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” is an annual competition that has recognized groundbreaking engineering since 1995. Polestar 2 was recognized for its emissions-free dual-motor electric powertrain.
For the 2021 evaluation, the WardsAuto team spent months testing 39 vehicles, and noted a significant increase in electrified vehicle nominations. Of the vehicles evaluated, 46% had full hybrid or battery-electric drivetrains. Polestar 2 emerged as one of Wards’ best.
“We are honored that the experts at WardsAuto selected Polestar 2 for this accolade,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “The award validates the efforts our team has made to create a great performance EV. With the recent addition of the single-motor Polestar 2 in our lineup, there are now two ways for a customer to experience this award-winning motor.”
Polestar 2 is a fully electric five-door fastback, now available in Long range Single motor and Long range Dual motor configurations, offering more flexibility to create a bespoke vehicle that suits customers’ needs.
The Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor features a 78-kWh battery with 408 horsepower and 487 lb.-ft. of torque, and an EPA-estimated range of up to 249 miles. The new Long range Single motor variant also utilizes a 78-kWh battery and boasts a Polestar-estimated range of up to 265 miles – the longest range in the lineup. Both variants can travel even further in averse weather conditions when fitted with the new-for-2022 Plus Pack, which includes a mechanical heat pump.
The new Polestar 2 Long range Single motor offers the lowest price in the lineup yet delivers the longest range. With a starting price of $45,900 USD, or as low as $34,900 after qualified federal, state, and utility incentives**, the Long range Single Motor is sure to be a favorite for customers who value the comfort of having extended driving range. The Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor is now available to order for a starting price of $49,900, or as low as $38,900 after qualifying incentives**.
*This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 94 city/84 highway/ 89 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. See www.fueleconomy.gov
** The $34,900 and $38,900 prices are for illustrative purposes only and are inclusive of all Incentives available to a California resident as an example. The lower prices include the following deductions: (i) $7,500 federal EV tax credit, (ii) $2,000 California Clean Vehicle Rebate, and (iii) $1,500 California Clean Fuel Reward from the starting price. These incentives are only available in CA and are not guaranteed, nor in Polestar’s control. Polestar recommends you consult your tax advisor for personal eligibility.