EPA vary scores launched Monday for the Polestar 2 electrical automobile are decrease than what the automaker had beforehand anticipated for the mannequin, which arrives within the U.S. quickly. 

The Polestar 2 goes 233 miles on a full cost, based on the EPA take a look at protocol, whereas it earns a mixed score of 92 MPGe, or 37 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles (2.7 miles per kwh). 

To check it to a car with comparable specs: The Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary, with about the identical usable capability because the Polestar’s 75 kwh (78 kwh gross), manages 330 miles, based on the EPA.

Polestar had made an earlier estimate that the two would obtain about 250 miles within the U.S. vary take a look at. Then in August, Polestar offered to the media—together with Inexperienced Automobile Reviews—an impartial take a look at consequence obtained for 4 automobiles all run at 70 mph on a observe, with the local weather management set at 72 levels Fahrenheit and the skin temp at 85 levels. 

In that, the Polestar 2 achieved 205 miles—a a lot greater share of its vary score than the Tesla Mannequin 3, at 234 miles. And the Polestar 2 with the Efficiency Bundle traveled 197 miles, whereas the Jaguar I-Tempo and Audi E-Tron went 188 and 187 miles, respectively. 

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Polestar 2

Polestar isn’t the one automaker with vary scores that didn’t stay as much as expectations. The most efficient version of the Porsche Taycan lineup, the Taycan 4S, solely managed a 203-mile score. And like Polestar, Porsche hired an independent testing firm, AMCI, that then demonstrated that the Taycan can go considerably longer in real-world driving—even fast freeway driving—than its score signifies.

Primarily based on highway drives of the Audi E-Tron, we additionally imagine the 2019 mannequin’s EPA score of 204 miles might be exceeded fairly simply in delicate, real-world situations. 

As for the Polestar 2, we eagerly await a follow-up drive with this fastback, and to show the vary scores unsuitable.

The Polestar 2 is the primary electrical car to come back from a joint EV improvement group primarily based in Sweden that additionally developed the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV. As a result of the XC40 Recharge has the identical battery pack and energy methods because the Polestar 2, however extra weight and a taller physique, we’d count on that the way in which that is going, the Volvo will land someplace nearer to 200 miles when vary scores arrive for that later within the 12 months.