Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in America

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
15. 2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor
Starting MSRP: $48,400
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 113 / 100 / 107
Range: 270
For many years, the Polestar name had been associated with high-performance Volvo models, but in 2018 the Volvo Car Group announced that Polestar would become its own standalone electrified performance brand, and now offers the stylish Polestar 2. Designed as a 5-door fastback, the Polestar 2 is built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform that integrates the battery pack into the floor for improved chassis rigidity, better handling and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness. Although available with single or dual motors, the Polestar 2 single motor is the least expensive and most efficient version, with the electric motor delivering 231 horsepower to the front wheels. A new heat pump is now available that captures residual thermal energy from the drivetrain and uses it to warm the cabin. Polestar estimates this could reduce the draw on the battery by as much as 50 percent in colder climates.

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