It’s now significantly more affordable to get behind the wheel of the Polestar 2 as Volvo’s electric-focused spin-off has divulged pricing details for the Single Motor version. Math starts at $45,900, which makes it $4,000 cheaper than its dual-motor equivalent. The latter benefits from a massive $10,000 price cut for the 2022 model year and now starts at $49,900.
Those looking to purchase the Polestar 2 at the lowest price possible will want the Single Motor and all the available federal and state EV incentives. For example, the vehicle’s starting price drops to just $34,900 in California after factoring in all applicable discounts for zero-emissions models. Upgrading to the Dual Motor setup will bump the price to $38,900 after incentives.
For your money’s worth, you’ll be getting an EPA-estimated 265 miles of range from the new Polestar 2 Single Motor. The front-wheel-drive EV makes do with 231 horsepower whereas the Dual Motor variant offers 408 hp and the additional benefit of having an AWD layout. The beefier derivative delivers an estimated range of 249 miles, which represents an increase of 16 miles compared to the 2021 model year.
New for 2022MY is a mechanical heat pump as part of the optional $4,000 Plus Pack, which Polestar says boosts range by 10%, but only “under certain conditions.” The kit also encompasses vegan-based upholstery, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, and a full-length panoramic glass roof.
Spend an extra $3,200 for the Pilot Pack and your Polestar 2 will be equipped with a variety of safety and driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, and Cross Traffic Alert.
Exclusive to the Dual Motor version is an optional Performance Pack worth $5,000, featuring adjustable Öhlins dampers, forged 20-inch alloy wheels with Continental sport tires, along with Brembo brakes and gold design accents.
Polestar is charging $1,200 for metallic paint, $4,000 for a Nappa leather upholstery, and another $1,200 for 20-inch rims. Customer deliveries are programmed to commence towards the end of the year.