Being able to reach 60 mph in a few seconds isn't the only forte of the Polestar 2's drivetrain. The dual electric motors and lack of complex gearboxes, clutches and differentials ensure that instant power and torque is on tap at any given moment.
The Polestar 2 has individually controlled front and rear axle motors. To make sure that they work in sync for the most favourable power distribution, Polestar engineers have spent months tuning them for various weather conditions and road types. The result is an all-wheel drive system that provides the optimal amount of traction, regardless of road surface material or mother nature’s whims.
A practical, roomy five-door fastback isn’t the type of car you typically link to high acceleration speeds. Until you step into a Polestar 2, put your foot on the accelerator and feel the power of 408 electric horses pushing you into the driver’s seat. In under 5 seconds, you’re already up to 60 mph, and the thrill doesn’t stop there. More importantly, you get instant momentum for overtaking, without downshifting or using kick-down.
If you opt for a towbar, you want a car that can pull a decent size caravan or trailer. With 660 Nm of torque, the Polestar 2 will not let you down, as it effortlessly moves up to 3300 pounds, even uphill. Because all that low-end power is directly transferred to each of the wheels, the car has the grip to tow heavy loads in all conditions.
An abundance of power has its obvious advantages, but it can also make a car less predictable to drive. To ensure that you don’t have to tiptoe on the accelerator, the whole drivetrain has been engineered to deliver its power evenly and intuitively. The Polestar 2 will react the way you expect it to, while still offering a responsive ride.