Specifications for the 2020 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle
The Polestar 2 was officially unveiled in production form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Since the reveal, Volvo group has been releasing more specifications and details on the EV.
Motor and Drivetrain
The 78 kWh lithium ion battery pack will provide a targeted range of 310 miles on the WLTP testing system.
- 78 kWh battery (324 pouch cells, 27 modules, liquid cooled)
- target 500 km (311 miles) of WLTP range
- expected 275 miles (442 km) of EPA range
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds
- dual motor all-wheel drive
- system output: 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm of torque (two 150 kW and 330 Nm electric motors per axle)
- 150 kW fast charging capability
- based on Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform
- optional tow bar for towing with the Polestar 2
Design and function
The Polestar 2 does not have a flat floor like many other electric vehicles on the market. Instead, it has a raised tunnel (just like the ICE transmission tunnels). Head of electric propulsion at Polestar, Hans Pehrson, said this about the tunnel:
It’s a balance where you put things. We use the tunnel for a good packaging purpose. It’s not air in there. We don’t think it’s a compromise.
Polestar 2 Performance
Polestar is marketing their 2 electric vehicle as a performance sedan, squarely aimed at competing with the Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 has a high-output EV drivetrain that can accelerate the vehicle from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in less than 5 seconds.
Polestar also notes that performance is more than just acceleration, and the 2 has been designed with a performance-oriented chassis.
Plus, if you need more, there is the performance pack for those that want an “even more dynamic experience.” The pack includes adjustable shocks, Brembo brakes, larger 20-inch forged wheels, and signature gold detailing (it seems to us the gold detailing is for looks, not performance).