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EPA: 2022 Polestar 2 With Single Motor Has Range Of 270 Miles

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The Polestar 2 lineup has expanded this year and besides the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version, the lineup now includes also a single motor, front-wheel drive version (see specs and prices here). That’s in the U.S., because in Europe there are also other versions – a single motor, front-wheel drive with a smaller battery (see details here).

The new 2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor was already rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and received a 7% better range (249 miles/401 km) than the launch edition – partially it might be related to the switch to 19″ wheels as standard and 5-cycle EPA test (vs. 2-cycle previously).

Today, we will take a look at the new, entry-level Polestar 2 Single Motor (called also Long Range Single Motor or LR SM), which has been recently rated at 270 miles (434 km) of EPA Combined range.

The result is slightly better than initially anticipated – the manufacturer estimated 265 miles (426 km) – and 21 miles or 8.4% better than the Dual Motor version.

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Unfortunately, we must complain about the EPA, as its documents no longer show the City and Highway range ratings for new cars (2022 model year).

2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor 19″ :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
270 mi (434 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)
113 MPGe: 298 Wh/mi (185 Wh/km)
100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km)

Here is a quick look at the two currently available Polestar 2 versions in the U.S. The Single Motor version is noticeably less expensive and offers higher range, as well as uses a fifth less energy.

However, the single 170 kW in the front instead of two 150 kW, means that the acceleration and top speed as well as traction is significantly affected.

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model 2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor 19″
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor 19″
[B]
Drive FWD   AWD
Battery 78 kWh 0% 78 kWh
EPA Range
Combined 270 mi
(434 km)
8.4% 249 mi
(401 km)
City      
Highway      
Specs
0-60 mph 7 s 55.6% 4.5 s
Top speed 100 mph
(161 km/h)
-21.3% 127 mph
(204 km/h)
Peak power 170 kW -43.3% 300 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined 107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km) 20.2% 89 MPGe: 379 Wh/mi (235 Wh/km)
City 113 MPGe: 298 Wh/mi (185 Wh/km) 20.2% 94 MPGe: 359 Wh/mi (223 Wh/km)
Highway 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km) 19% 84 MPGe: 401 Wh/mi (249 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP $45,900 -8% $49,900
Dest. Charge +$1,300   +$1,300
Tax Credit $7,500   $7,500
Effective Price $39,700 -9.2% $43,700



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