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The Polestar 2’s Official Range Is Disappointing
We finally have the Polestar 2’s official EPA range rating and, frankly, it’s not amazing. We weren’t expecting it to be game-changing; after all, Polestar only claimed the car would go 250 miles on a charge. But the EPA got an even lower number, officially rating it at 233 miles.
The Polestar 2 was heralded by some as the mainstream alternative to the Tesla Model 3; falling this far short of the Model 3 Long Range’s 322-mile EPA figure isn’t ideal. As Roadshow points out, Polestar released its own study recently, showing that the 2 can get closer to its theoretical maximum range in real-world driving than the Model 3 can. However, even in Polestar’s own study, the Tesla still got better range. Even compared to conventional…