The Polestar 2’s North American range rating has finally been revealed after Natural Resources Canada (NRC) published the figures on their fuel consumption ratings tool.
The new electric vehicle was originally scheduled to launch in the US and Canada last month. Delays in approvals from Transport Canada however pushed deliveries north of the border back to at least mid-November.
Customers in Europe started receiving their Polestar 2 EVs earlier this summer with a WLTP range of 470km (292 miles) from the 78kWh battery.
According to Natural Resources Canada the official figure in North America is well below that, coming in at just 375km (233 miles).
The EPA has yet to publish their official figures for the Polestar 2, but we expect it to be the same as NRC’s rating.
UPDATE: October 5, 2020 5:03pm – The EPA has now officially published their rating, and it matches the NRC rating of 375km (233 miles).
As part of its promotion of the Polestar 2, the company released the results of an independent study in August claiming the Model 3 was the “least efficient” EV tested, getting 75% of its claimed EPA range.
Compared to the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD, equipped with a 75 kWh battery, it appears those claims weren’t exactly accurate with an estimated annual fuel cost of nearly $150 more.
The company has already updated their website to show the new estimate, which was previously advertising the 470km WLTP range.