Saturday, July 2, 2022
News Polestar Announces 67 hp From OTA Update For Polestar 2

Polestar Announces 67 hp From OTA Update For Polestar 2

OTA factory tuning is here

  • More power and torque via an update for electric sedan

  • First Polestar Engineered offering for its own models

Polestar has just issued an over-the-air update to give Polestar 2 owners a serious boost in performance. The new upgrade adds 67 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque to the electric sedan, with Polestar saying it slashes acceleration times in some key highway passing ranges.

The upgrade was previewed earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on an experimental car but is now ready for prime time. The upgrades take the dual-motor Polestar up to 476 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

Polestar said this means 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, and, more importantly, it cuts a full half-second off of 80-120 km/h acceleration, bringing that down to a two-lane-friendly 2.2 seconds.

The upgrades are launching in parts of Europe and Polestar has said Canada and the U.S. can expect the software in the spring of 2022. It’s Polestar’s first performance upgrade for the vehicles and the company compares it to the Polestar Engineered performance packages that it has offered to Volvo owners for years.

Downloading the update is as easy as a visit to the Polestar Extras web store and can be done through the vehicle. It can then be installed remotely. The update isn’t free, though, with pricing set at 1,000 euros. Polestar didn’t mention an effect on range, though we imagine any changes would depend greatly on how much time you spend using all of that power.


Trending Now

Infiniti Boss Plans Big Overhaul for Luxury Brand

Infiniti plans new push for luxury vehicles Stage two in plan will begin with new QX80 SUV Wondering what exactly Infiniti is doing these...

Battery Problems Force Volkswagen to Pause Production of the ID.Buzz

The ID.Buzz is not built in the same factory as the brand’s other EVs A new supplier has been used for the batteries...

Hyundai Unveils the Ioniq 6 Ahead of Launch in July

The Ioniq 6 takes most of the styling cues found in the Prophecy concept Sustainable materials are used throughout the interior The technical...

The Kia Seltos Already Revised for 2023… or 2024!

Kia was a bit late in entering the pocket-sized SUV market. There was the Kia Soul, but its particular format and lack of all-wheel...

The NHTSA is now Requesting More Information from Honda in its Probe over Phantom Braking

A probe had been launched back in February over issues with the autonomous emergency braking system of Honda vehicles The 2018-2019 CR-V and...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.