Article By John Redfern

Software upgrade brings more power for Polestar 2

A performance update for the electric car is available from the Polestar Extras web shop.

A new software update has been released for the Polestar 2 electric car.

Available for the Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor model in European markets, the revised software aims to deliver more power.

A cost option through the in-car Polestar Extras web shop, the upgrade has already been downloaded and installed by 400 owners. UK customers are among the first to be offered it.

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The upgrade package allows the Polestar 2’s dual motor setup to generate more power and torque.

Polestar had previewed the update at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year.

With the update installed, the Polestar 2 produces 476hp, with torque increased to a substantial 502lb ft. These represent gains of 67hp and 15lb ft compared to the standard car.

It means the 0-62 mph sprint is reduced to just 4.4 seconds. Polestar also promises improved mid-range performance from the update.

Before becoming an electrified vehicle brand, Polestar had been Volvo’s in-house tuning company. The Polestar Engineered tuning business has also created upgrades for hybrid models.

Polestar 2 drivers can pay £850 (€1,000) for the software upgrade. Once purchased, it will be applied directly via an over-the-air update.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO said: “The upgrade highlights how connected technologies can transform the relationship a car company has with its customers.

“The driving experience in Polestar 2 is something we are really proud of. It is such a fun car to drive already, but with this upgrade we can offer even more to our customers who might be after a little extra excitement.”

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