The Polestar 2 owners will be given an opportunity to unlock additional performance from their car thanks to a new over-the-air update.
Back in the late 1990s, Polestar was behind some of the most key motorsport competitors. It has applied some of this learning to its new EV. The upgrade is available for Long-range and Dual Motor models in the UK. It is undoubtedly quite popular, especially with having 400 upgrades downloaded in its first few weeks of availability.
The Polestar’s CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, says:
“The upgrade highlights how connected technologies can transform the relationship a car company has with its customers. The driving experience in Polestar 2 is something we are really proud of. It is such a fun car to drive already, but with this upgrade, we can offer even more to our customers who might be after a little extra excitement.”
With the upgrade, the Polestar 2’s dual-motor powertrain is increased in power by 50kW to a total of 350kW, while torque rises by 20Nm to 680Nm. As a result, accelerating from 50 to 74mph takes just 2.2 seconds – half a second quicker than the standard car. The 0-60mph sprint takes just 4.2 seconds, too.
It is priced ‘on average’ around €1,000, with ‘local variances in certain markets’. The update will be available in the Polestar Extras webshop as a software download. It will be remotely delivered to the owner’s vehicle via an over-the-air update.