2024 Polestar 2 price and specs: Major refresh for Tesla rival


Key Points

  • Facelifted Polestar 2 EV prices start from $67,400
  • Now up to 654km driving range, new drivetrains and batteries
  • Rivals Model 3, Ioniq 6

The Polestar 2 electric liftback has received a major refresh, with more driving range, faster charging, and standard features.

The refreshed Polestar 2 Now priced from $67,400 to $85,400 before on-road costs, the Polestar 2 EV provides between 532km to 654km of claimed WLTP driving range depending on the variant. Orders will open online on July 5, with first deliveries expected to start in August.

Although prices have risen between $3000 to $4000, Single Motor models have made the move to rear-wheel drive, the Long Range has gained a larger battery pack, and all variants have longer range, improved energy efficiency, and a body-coloured grille with improved ‘SmartZone’ safety assistance sensors.

CAR REVIEW: 2023 Polestar 2 Long Range review

2024 Polestar 2 safety and platform2024 Polestar 2 safety and platform

Additionally, the Polestar electric car now includes features, such as blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic assist, a 360-degree camera system, and Qi wireless charging pad as standard – although adaptive cruise control is still optional and smartphone digital key functionality is now part of an option pack.

The Polestar 2 is eligible for a limited number of Australian electric car incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for company fleets and novated leases on all models.

The Polestar 2 directly rivals the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 6, and upcoming BYD Seal electric sedans.

Polestar 2 Key Specs: Range, Charging and Size

White 2024 Polestar 2 in urban street

The 2024 Polestar 2 is available in two drivetrains and battery sizes, with an optional Performance Pack unlocking extra power via software.

All variants have gained a new battery chemistry, but still uses the nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode. Compared to the 2023 model, here’s what’s improved for the 2024 Polestar 2 refresh:

Standard Range Single Motor

  • Same 67kWh usable NMC battery size – but from a new supplier LG Chem
  • Bumped 135kW DC fast charging peak (previously 130kW)
  • Improved 148 to 159Wh/km energy efficiency (previously 167 to 179Wh/km)
  • Switched to rear-wheel drive (previously front-mounted motor)
  • 30kW more power and 160Nm more torque, quicker 6.4-second 0-100km/h time (previously 7.4 seconds)

Long Range Single Motor

  • Larger 79kWh usable pack (up 4kWh net) sourced from Chinese battery giant, the Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL).
  • Faster 205kW DC fast charging peak (previously 155kW)
  • Improved 149 to 158Wh/km energy efficiency (previously 171 to 186Wh/km)
  • Switched to rear-wheel drive (previously front)
  • Outputs up 50kW/160Nm, quicker 6.2-second 0-100km/h time (previously 7.4 seconds)

Long Range Dual Motor

  • Larger 79kWh usable pack (up 4kWh net)
  • Faster 205kW DC fast charging peak (previously 155kW)
  • Improved 160 to 172Wh/km energy efficiency (previously 194 to 202Wh/km)
  • Outputs up 10kW/800Nm, quicker 4.2-second 0-100km/h time (previously 4.7 seconds)
  • Optional Performance Pack now boosts the power to 350kW, with a sharper 4.2-second 0-100km/h acceleration time (previously 4.7 seconds)
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Polestar 2 Price, Models and Features

Jupiter 2024 Polestar 2 in front of white building

All three 2024 Polestar 2 configurations come with a high specification level as standard, with three option packs and individual options available.

2024 Polestar 2 Standard Range2024 Polestar 2 Standard Range

Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor price: $67,400 before on-road costs

The 2024 Polestar 2 is priced from $67,400 before on-road costs (up $3500) for the Standard Range. Key features include an 11.15-inch portrait-orientated touchscreen running Google’s Android Automotive operating system, wireless Apple CarPlay, Type 2 to Type 2 portable charging cable, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic assist, and a 360-degree camera system as standard.

Standard Range Single Motor features:

Battery67kWh usable NMC battery
Seven-metre home trickle charging 2.3kW AC cable (Mode 2)
Six-metre Type 2 to Type 2 11kW AC portable charging cable (Mode 3)
Exterior19-inch alloy wheels
Full LED head- and tail-lights
Electric tailgate
Automatic wipers
Frameless wing mirrors with auto dimming
InteriorTextile animal-free seats (Charcoal or Zinc) with etched trim
Manually adjustable front seats with four-way electric lumbar adjustment, driver’s seat memory
Heated front seats
‘Mid-level’ interior lights
Charcoal headliner and textile floor mats
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Technology11.15-inch portrait infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS with built-in Google Maps and over-the-air software update capability
Three-year Google service connectivity
Wired Apple CarPlay
12.3-inch driver instrument display
Polestar Connect services and remote smartphone app
Qi wireless charging pad
Eight-speaker premium audio
Safety assistFront auto emergency braking (AEB) with vehicle/cyclist/pedestrian detection
Rear AEB
Blind-spot assist
Rear cross-traffic assist
Lane-keep assist
Standard cruise control
Traffic sign recognition with speed limiter
Run-off road mitigation
Oncoming lane mitigation
Post-impact braking
360-degree cameras
Front, rear, side parking sensors
2024 Polestar 2 Long Range2024 Polestar 2 Long Range

Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor price: $71,400 before on-road costs

Additionally, for $4000 more, the Long Range gains a larger battery, more driving range (the longest in the line-up), and faster DC charging capability.

Long Range Single Motor adds:

Battery79kWh usable NMC battery
2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor

Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor price: $76,400 before on-road costs

For another $5000 more, the Dual Motor adds a front electric motor for all-wheel drive, plus more power and torque. It is also the only variant that can be optioned with the Performance Pack (more details below).

2024 Polestar 2 Performance Pack wheels

Polestar 2 Options

  • Standard paint – no cost: Magnesium
  • Premium paint – $1500: Snow; Thunder; Jupiter; Midnight; Space
  • 20-inch alloy wheels – $1400
  • Zinc Nappa leather seats with ventilation function and light ash trim – $6000
  • Semi-electric folding tow bar – $2850
2024 Polestar 2 Nappa leather seats and glass roof2024 Polestar 2 Nappa leather seats and glass roof

Pilot Pack – $3500:

  • Adaptive cruise control with lane-centring assist (‘Pilot Assist’)
  • Pixel adaptive LED headlights
  • LED front fog lights with cornering function

Plus Pack – $6000:

  • WeaveTech animal-free seats (Charcoal or Slate) with black ash trim
  • Fixed panoramic glass roof with Polestar logo projection
  • Smartphone-based Polestar Digital Key
  • Hands-free foot sensor electric tailgate
  • Heat pump
  • Full electrically adjustable front seats with manual cushion extension
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windscreen washer nozzles
  • ‘High-level’ interior illumination
  • ‘Lid in lid’ boot divider
  • CleanZone mode with air quality app
  • Tinted rear window

Performance Pack (Long Range Dual Motor only) – $9000:

  • Performance software upgrade (maximum power increased to 350kW)
  • Gold brake callipers, valve caps, and interior seat belts
  • 20-inch forged alloy wheels with Continental SportContact 6 tyres (245/40)
  • Four-piston Brembo brake callipers
  • Öhlins manually adjustable dampers

Polestar 2 Warranty and Servicing

Black 2024 Polestar 2 in front of concrete and tree

The Polestar 2 is covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and an eight-year/160,000km battery warranty – with the latter promising it won’t degrade by more than 30 per cent within the coverage period.

Servicing is only required every 24 months/30,000km, with three years of roadside assistance coverage, and over-the-air software update support for the vehicle’s lifetime.

Three years of Polestar Connect and Google services are included.

How does the Polestar 2 compare to other EVs?

Polestar 2 frameless wing mirror

The 2024 Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor compares well on paper with the Tesla Model 3 and Cupra Born.

The Chinese-made Polestar EV provides more claimed range from its larger battery, but the Tesla has the advantage of a longer-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, more power and torque, and faster DC charging capability.

However, while the Polestar is pricier than the smaller Cupra electric hot hatch, it has more boot space and longer claimed WLTP range.

Importantly, the updated Polestar 2 seems to have addressed most gripes we’ve had with the previous 2023 model, at least on paper.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Only the mid-spec Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor is comparable with the base Hyundai Ioniq 6, so we've excluded it in the table below which compares between base models.

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