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Polestar 2 2022: performance software update revealed, Australian timing unconfirmed


An over-the-air software update boosts power outputs for the dual-motor flagship of the Polestar 2 range

The Polestar 2 is set to receive a performance boost thanks to over-the-air software updates, lifting outputs to 350kW of power and 680Nm of torque

That’s an increase of 50kW and 20Nm over the highest spec dual-motor Polestar 2 EV, which has recently gone on sale in Australia. 

There’s little reason why the software updates won’t be made available to Australian Polestars, but timing is yet to be confirmed by Polestar Australia. 

Polestar 2 performance figures 2022
Polestar revealed the update with these pictures, which give a hint to the outputs

The performance boost makes the Polestar 2 even quicker than before, boasting a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds, down from 4.7 seconds. It will initially be available in the UK, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Austria.

The over-the-air update applies only to the long-range, dual-motor variant – the current flagship of the Polestar 2 range. It’s priced from $69,990 before on-roads in Australia, $10,000 more than the entry-level standard range single motor model. 

Polestar 2 performance badge 2022
The software update will only be available for the dual motor flagship

If we translate the overseas price, the performance upgrade costs approximately $1600. It can be updated online much like you would update an Xbox or Playstation console, proving the unique ability to add power to electric cars without needing to physically change the car, as you might in a petrol or diesel model. 

Polestar hasn’t revealed if the update would affect the current WLTP driving range claim of 480km. 

The Polestar 2 will be joined by a larger Polestar 3 SUV in 2022 or 2023, while a Polestar 5 large sedan is set to follow sometime in 2024.

Polestar 2 2022 side shot
It is still unconfirmed whether the update will be available in Australia