2023 Polestar 2 EV – Large 69 kWh battery in base variant, 474 km range, more

Polyester 2 has been given a number of updates for the 2023 model year, including new design components, an improved heat pump, improved battery cell chemistry and technology aimed at promoting durability.

The brand’s second model (after the Polyester 1) previously received a revision in the 2022 model year, adding a front-wheel drive variant to the range, available with 64-kWh (standard range) or 78-kWh (long range). Lithium ion battery. The single motor with small battery was initially rated at 224 PS (221 hp or 165 kW) and 330 Nm of torque.

For 2023, the battery of the standard range single motor variant receives advanced cell chemistry resulting in a high power of 69 kWh, increasing the range to 474 km following the WLTP standard (previously 440 km).

Polestar added that the motor’s output at 231 PS (228 hp or 170 kW) and 330 Nm matched the long range single motor variant, while the maximum DC fast charging rate is now 130 kW, which has increased from 125 kW.

Long range single motor (540 km range) as well as the original long range dual motor (481 km range) with a 78-kW battery and DC charging support up to 150 kW, the next packing continues with 408 PS (402) hp or 300 kW) And 660 Nm.

The dual-motor variant also received an optional upgrade last December, allowing customers to purchase a software upgrade to increase vehicle output to 476 PS (469 hp or 350 kW) and 680 Nm, reducing the time from 0-100 km / h to 4.4. By 4.7 seconds to seconds without upgrades. The performance pack is still available and includes Ohlin Adjustable Suspension Damper, Brembo Brake, 20-inch imitation alloy wheels, sports tires and “Swedish Gold” accents inside and out.

Another variation of the Polyester 2’s electric powertrain is the heat pump included in the optional plus pack, which now has an optimal temperature range ranging from -7 to 25 সেল C (previously five to 15 সেল C).

The new heat pump captures ambient heat and residual heat energy from the drivetrain, reducing the need to rely on batteries to heat the interior of Polyester 2. This reduces the battery’s climate draw by up to 50% and can help the car get 10% more range.

For a change of design, magnesium is now the default standard color of Polyester 2, with new additions to Space (replaces Voide) and Jupiter (instead of the Moon). The standard 19-inch and optional 20-inch wheels also get a new look, while inside the cabin, a new zinc color can be specified for improved Nappa leather upholstery (replaces barley) and available with new light ash trim (rebuilt). Wood).

Polyester has also added a removable sunshade for panoramic glass roofs, which will be available through its Polyester Extra Web Shop from mid-June this year, and the Plus Pack now includes an advanced cabin filter and an upgraded internal particle sensor. -Car app that determines the amount of air quality improvement outside the cabin.

Polyester added that it has implemented new solutions that combine climate impact and transparency. The company has already partnered with Circular and uses blockchain technology to track the source of the cobalt used for the Polyester 2’s battery. It has now extended blockchain traceability to Mika, another component used in EV batteries.

In addition, carbon emissions from the production of aluminum trays carrying battery casing for all variants have been reduced by 750 kg, thanks to the decision to source material for this material from smelters that use only renewable energy.

“We’ve revisited the materials and processes needed to make Polyester 2, introducing updates that mitigate the effects of climate change and increase the component detection of this award-winning car. These are important additions to how we can improve cars in their lifetime – not only through functionality and design updates, but also with durability and carbon footprint, says Polyester CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

Polyester also wants to do the same with the aluminum wheels used for Polyester 2 and expects to reduce carbon emissions by another 600 kg per car in the second half of the year. The company’s strategy on interior materials is to increase the use of recyclable, recyclable and recyclable materials and to always include an alternative to a vegetarian furnishings.

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