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News The Polestar 2 Receives Some Changes for 2023

The Polestar 2 Receives Some Changes for 2023

Polestar made some significant changes to the Polestar 2 for 2023 in terms of appearance, but also in terms of materials and carbon footprint.

You should never trust appearances. Take the 2023 Polestar 2 for example. On the surface, the Swedish-born sedan doesn’t appear to have changed significantly for the new year, yet Polestar is taking advantage of this model year to make a few custom changes to its only car offered right now.

There are of course a few updates like new colors (Space, a metallic black and Jupiter, a gold gray with red scales), a new design for the 19 and 20 inch diameter wheels, a new zinc gray coloring for the ventilated Nappa leather upholstery, which is now available with a new light ash decorative trim.

2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

There is also a removable sunshade for the panoramic glass roof, which can also be selected as an accessory for the other sedan liveries with the glass roof. The mechanical heat pump (part of the Pack Plus package) offers an improved optimum temperature range, which has a positive effect on the range in adverse weather conditions. Finally, Polestar has also added an advanced cabin filter and an improved interior particulate sensor, coupled with a new app that calculates the improvement in outside air quality in the cabin.

But, that’s not all, as Polestar also confirms new solutions to minimize climate impact and increase material transparency.

2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

“We have reviewed the materials and manufacturing processes of Polestar 2, introducing updates that reduce the climate impact and increase the traceability of materials in this award-winning car. These are important additions to the way we can improve cars throughout their lives – not only with updates to functionality and design, but also by addressing sustainability and carbon footprint,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.

Polestar trusts Circulor to trace the origins of certain components in the car’s battery to ensure that ethical extraction and manufacturing processes are used. What’s more, the aluminum tray that supports the battery case will reduce the carbon footprint by 750 kg per car thanks to the decision to purchase the aluminum for this component only from suppliers using renewable energy.

2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

“An initial pilot project has been launched, which involves replacing the aluminum in the wheels with low-carbon aluminum produced from renewable energy. We expect this to result in a reduction of 600 kg of CO2e per car for Polestar 2 in the second quarter of the year. With the aluminum improvements in the battery tray, we expect a total reduction of about 1,350 kg per car,” said Fredrika Klarén, Polestar’s sustainability manager.

More will be known about pricing and range of the 2023 versions of the Polestar 2 in the coming weeks.

2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
2023 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar

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