New models mean the Polestar 2 is now 3–sort of
By Gary S. Vasilash
The Polestar 2—which comes from a company named “Polestar”—has now become three.
That is, there is the Polestar 2 Launch Edition, an EV with two electric motors. That’s one.
Now there will be two others: One that is the single motor Polestar 2.
Another that is a dual motor Polestar 2.
Which makes three.
Now the Launch Edition has motors on both the front and rear axles. It has a combined output of 408 hp. (Yes, it is an electric vehicle, but people are more familiar with horsepower than kilowatts. For now.)
Then there will be the Polestar 2 with one motor. The motor will be on the front axle. But rather than a motor with an output of 204 hp—as is the case for the Polestar 2 Launch Edition—the output of that motor will be 231 hp.
The third is the dual-motor Polestar 2, which, motor-wise, is like the Polestar 2 Launch Edition, but which can be ordered with different amenities, thereby permitting people to get into it for less than the price (although Polestar has yet to release pricing) of a Polestar Launch Edition.
Sometimes people complain about companies (think Audi or Cadillac) using alphanumerics instead of names.
This is one case where maybe that would be a better idea.