2021 Polestar 2 EPA-Estimated Range Can’t Beat Tesla Model 3

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2021 Polestar 2 goes 233 miles with a full charge of its 78-kWh battery pack. That’s well short of the 275-mile range estimate the brand originally targeted for the model. It also falls far short of key rivals. The Tesla Model 3 offers a minimum of 250 miles of range, per the EPA. Its crossover counterpart, the Model Y, meanwhile, offers a minimum of 316 miles of EPA-rated range.

Keep in mind, the Model 3 starts at $39,190. That means Tesla’s entry-level sedan offers a minimum of 17 extra miles of range (and as much as 89 more miles in Long Range form) and costs $22,010 less than the $61,200 Polestar 2. The math doesn’t work in the Polestar’s favor if you’re willing to sacrifice some panache and opt for a Chevrolet Bolt, which offers 259 miles of EPA-rated range and starts at $37,890.

With additional premium EV competition on the horizon, the Polestar 2 finds itself in a bit of a tricky situation, as its range and price are far from the best in the segment. That said, the 2’s range is still strong enough that it likely won’t sway any buyer who’s already set on owning this Swedish electric vehicle.

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