2022 Polestar 2 Officially Gets 7% More EPA Range Vs 2021 MY

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Today we will take a look at the latest EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor, which on paper should have about 16 miles (26 km) or 7% more range - 249 miles (401 km), compared to the outgoing 2021 model year version.

We guess that there might be two main reasons behind the gains. The first is the switch from 20" wheels to 19" wheels as standard, possibly worth up to 3% of more range.

The second thing might be a virtual gain - the score is higher due to a full 5-cycle EPA test, instead of 2-cycle for the 2021 model year version.

Here is a comparison of the new and outgoing Polestar 2 Dual Motor cars. The 2022 appears to be a better value proposition when combined with an optional $4,000 package that includes a heat pump to limit range losses in the cold weather (due to the heating).

If we start to add other packages, the price quickly increases to the 2021 level.

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor 19"
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2021 Polestar 2
[B]
DriveAWD AWD
Battery78 kWh0%78 kWh
EPA Range
Combined249 mi
(401 km)
6.9%233 mi
(375 km)
City  241.9 mi
(389 km)
Highway  222.1 mi
(357 km)
Specs
0-60 mph4.5 s0%4.5 s
Top speed127 mph
(204 km/h)
  
Peak power300 kW0%300 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined89 MPGe: 379 Wh/mi (235 Wh/km)-3.3%92 MPGe: 366 Wh/mi (228 Wh/km)
City94 MPGe: 359 Wh/mi (223 Wh/km)-2.1%96 MPGe: 351 Wh/mi (218 Wh/km)
Highway84 MPGe: 401 Wh/mi (249 Wh/km)-4.5%88 MPGe: 383 Wh/mi (238 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP$49,900-16.7%$59,900
Dest. Charge+$1,300 +$1,300
Tax Credit$7,500 $7,500
Effective Price$43,700-18.6%$53,700
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