Polestar 2 electric car reveals paid download to add horsepower

Polestar has launched a downloadable over-the-air (OTA) replace for all long-range dual-motor variations of the Polestar 2. The electrical automaker’s newest efficiency software program improve unlocks extra horsepower and nippier acceleration, good issues to have in a premium electrical efficiency automotive.

Polestar has already launched quite a few software program updates for the two, however most of them had one thing to do with comfort options and vary/charging enhancements. The most recent software program improve is the primary time Polestar applies its tuning magic to an all-electric mannequin. For those who’re sufficiently old to recollect, Polestar began life in 1996 as Volvo’s tuning arm just like BMW’s M division and Mercedes-AMG.

So, what does the efficiency replace provide you with? It provides 67 extra horsepower and round 15 torque, boosting the facility output to 470 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. What’s extra, the facility enhance has given the Polestar 4 nippier acceleration. Based on the automaker, accelerating from zero to 60 mph now solely takes 4.4-seconds, higher than the outdated software program’s 4.7-seconds.

Better of all, the whole lot occurs with a couple of faucets on the display. The Polestar 2 shouldn’t be a gradual automotive by any means. In inventory type, the Polestar 2’s 408-horsepower interprets to an “addictive wave of prompt torque, mixed with a satisfying thrum moderately than the bordering-on-harsh electrical shriek some EV motors produce,” stated govt editor Chris Davies upon driving the Polestar 2 final 12 months. However with 67 extra horses, the software program replace has added extra spice to the EV’s grand-touring potential.

Moreover, Polestar claims the extra muscle has no penalties for vary and power consumption. Outfitted with a 78 kWh battery, Polestar 2 Lengthy Vary Twin Motor achieves an EPA-rated 233 miles of vary. It has an 11 kW onboard charger and helps as much as 150 kW of DC quick charging. With the latter, you’re taking a look at zero to 80-percent in round 40 minutes.

Nevertheless, the newest Polestar 2 efficiency software program improve shouldn’t be freed from cost. It begins at round €1,000 ($1,130) and is at the moment accessible to obtain in Europe, together with the UK, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Finland. In the meantime, Canadian and US house owners can avail of the OTA replace beginning early subsequent 12 months.

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