Want 654 km EV range? Polestar 2 MY24 Australian Long Range Single Motor promises that

    Polestar Australia has revealed pricing and specifications for the MY24 major refresh of their Polestar 2 electric car that will be available for order soon.

    The standout best value in my opinion is the rear wheel drive Long Range Single Motor version which has a claimed 654 km WLTP range and 205 kW peak DC charging speed for $71,400 plus on road costs.

    In theory that’s enough to drive without needing to charge at all, from my place in Sydney to where Jason lives near the NSW/VIC border.

    While the price has gone up, standard equipment for Polestar 2 has also been increased with lots of safety features that previously required purchasing an add on pack.

    Driver Awareness features are now standard, including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, along with the 360-degree surround view camera and automatic dimming exterior mirrors. The wireless phone charger is now also standard on all versions.



    Battery capacity

    Max charging speed, DC

    Range, WLTP



    Carbon Footprint


    Long range Dual motor with Performance Pack


    82 kWh

    205 kW

    Up to 591 km

    350 kW

    740 Nm

    23.1 tCO2e


    Long range Dual motor


    82 kWh

    205 kW

    Up to 591 km

    310 kW

    740 Nm

    23.1 tCO2e


    Long range Single motor


    82 kWh

    205 kW

    Up to 654 km

    220 kW

    490 Nm

    22.4 tCO2e


    Standard range Single motor


    69 kWh

    135 kW

    Up to 532 km***

    200 kW

    490 Nm

    22.5 tCO2e



    Polestar say they have improved the range, efficiency and performance of Polestar 2 while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint as part of significant updates for the 2024 refresh.

    Polestar 2 can now travel up to 22% further, consume up to 9% less energy, and charge up to 34% faster, thanks to hardware upgrades including larger batteries and new motors.

    Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO commented:

    “Our engineers have worked hard to integrate important upgrades that really enhance the overall package, and they’ve made it even better. We are proud to see we can do this without increasing its carbon footprint, but rather reducing it”

    Since Polestar 2 deliveries began in 2020, its cradle-to-gate carbon footprint has been continuously reduced. The result is a claimed total CO2e saving per car of 12%, or 3 tonnes in 3 years.

    Low-carbon aluminium in wheels and the battery tray, a switch to renewable electricity in the factory, and for the latest MY24, improved battery chemistry, are some of the contributing factors.

    Next-generation electric motors and inverters are fitted to all Polestar 2 variants, offering substantial increases in both efficiency and performance. Single-motor variants are now rear-wheel driven, powered by a newly developed permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter.

    The new motor has a power output of up to 220 kW (increased from 170 kW) and is optimised for maximum efficiency and high torque (490 Nm, up from 330 Nm) to further increase the dynamic performance of the car. The 0-100 km/h sprint time has been reduced by as much as 1.2 seconds, down to 6.2 seconds.

    The dual-motor version now has a rear-drive bias that increases driving pleasure and performance thanks to a completely re-balanced drivetrain setup and torque-ratio. The new rear motor is the primary drive source, supported on the front axle by a new asynchronous motor.

    This enables higher total system output of 310 kW and 740 Nm (increased from the original 300 kW and 660 Nm), vastly improved traction, greater overall efficiency and higher performance – 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.5 seconds.

    Supporting efficiency gains, the front motor can now be disengaged completely when not needed. When the driver wants more power, the front motor re-engages instantly and seamlessly.

    Up to 350 kW are available with the optional Performance Pack, and a 0-100 km/h sprint time as low as just 4.2 seconds. The increase in power, performance and driving enjoyment is also available to purchase as a downloadable over-the-air performance software upgrade for any eligible Long range Dual motor cars.

    Neerav Bhatt
    Neerav Bhatt
    Thanks to his broad general knowledge, research skills and ability to explain complex issues Neerav Bhatt has appeared in the online, print, radio and TV media including: ABC (Online, TV, Radio), SBS (Online, Radio), BBC World Service (Radio), 10 News TV, Sky News TV, Australian IT, Technology Spectator, Ausdroid, iTnews, APCMAG, IDG CSO and a variety of other publications. In 2023 he joined the techAU team and represents them at Sydney events.

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