Electric Vehicles in America Today — And Tomorrow

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2022 Polestar 2
Base MSRP: $59,900
Range: 270 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 113 / 100 / 107
For many years, the Polestar name had been associated with high-performance Volvo models, but in 2018 the Volvo Car Group — along with owner Zhejiang Geely Holding — announced that Polestar would become its own standalone electrified performance brand. Following the limited-edition hybrid Polestar 1, the Polestar 2 is the brand’s first all-electric model. Designed as a 5-door fastback, the Polestar 2 rolls on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform that integrates the battery pack into the floor for improved chassis rigidity and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness. Polestar 2 launched in 2021 with a dual-motor version, one powering each axle, to create four-wheel drive. Total system output is 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque and — according to the company — Polestar 2 dual motor will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a range of 249 miles. For 2022 the single motor version is added with the electric motor driving the front wheels and producing 231 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque with a range of 270 miles.

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