The EPA ratings for the 2021 Polestar 2 are in and the range figure is a bit lower than expected for the battery-electric sedan.
EPA testing shows the Polestar 2 can go 233 miles on a full charge, slightly lower than Polestar’s original estimate of 275 miles per charge. This also positions the Polestar 2 under some existing EV competitors, including the entry-level Tesla Model 3, which can go 250 miles on a full charge.
It is worth noting that EPA range estimates tend to be on the conservative side, so Polestar 2 owners will likely see more than 233 miles on a charge at times. The problem is competitors like the Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV are already well above that figure, something prospective buyers will note during cross-shopping.
This isn’t the first hiccup with the Polestar 2. The car has already launched in China and Europe, where it was recalled due to a software issue that caused three cars to lose power randomly. Since the car hasn’t launched in the U.S. yet, that problem should not come stateside when the Polestar 2 arrives in a few months.