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Polestar 2 EV enjoys new update

The Polestar 2 all-electric fastback has just got even more attractive - as there’s a bundle of new enhancement packs up for grabs.

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In case you’ve not been paying attention, Polestar is a premium Swedish brand that’s gunning for Tesla's market share It’s a joint venture, launched in 2017 by Volvo Cars Group and the China-based Geely Holding.

There are currently two Polestars available - the plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 and the all-electric Polestar 2.

And with the Polestar 2, there was already plenty of choice even before these latest new variants were released.

You could, for example, go for the ‘Standard range Single motor’ Polestar 2, which has a 64 kWh battery, family-friendly power of 224 hp and a range of 260-273 miles.

At the other end of the range the ‘Long range Dual motor’ Polestar 2 has a larger 78 kWh battery, stonking power of 408 hp and a range of between 279-298 miles.

In the middle of the Polestar 2 trio is the commendable Long range Single motor.

And now Polestar has revealed three new optional packs for the Polestar 2 - the Performance Pack, Plus Pack and the Pilot Pack - which range in price from £3,000 to £5,000.

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Arguably the pick of the bunch is the Plus Pack - because it comes with a separate heat pump. That’s important if you want to increase battery range and maintain longevity.

A Polestar spokesperson explains: 

“The heat pump reduces the need to use valuable battery capacity to prepare and sustain the cabin climate. The system uses ambient heat, as well as residual thermal energy from the drivetrain, to reduce energy requirements for climate control by as much as 50%. In colder weather and most effectively between 5-15 degrees Celsius, as much as a 10% improvement in range can be achieved.”

The Plus Pack also includes high-level premium equipment like the full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system with 13 speakers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully-electric heated front seats with memory, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel and heated wiper nozzles.

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The Pilot Pack includes enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as the Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, and Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning.

Meanwhile the Performance Pack - available for the Long range Dual motor variant only - includes adjustable Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes, forged 20-inch alloy wheels and signature ‘Swedish gold’ details inside and out.

Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, said:

“We designed this car to be a truly desirable avant-garde EV.
The combination of looks, our choice of materials and the Polestar experience are the essence of Polestar 2. I’m proud that the team has created a car that gives you a great premium experience as standard, regardless of whether you add the well curated option packs or not.”

First European customer deliveries of the new versions will begin in September.

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