Polestar 1 Gets an EPA-Rated 52 Miles of Electric-Only Range

  • The Polestar 1 returned 52 miles of electric-only range and 58 MPGe in EPA testing.
  • The plug-in hybrid is equipped with a 34.0-kWh battery, a sizable capacity for a plug-in.
  • Deliveries for the Polestar 1 are slated to begin this year.

The EPA has released its efficiency numbers for the Polestar 1, rating it at 52 miles of electric-only range and 58 MPGe. This comes in under Polestar’s claimed electric-only range of 60 miles and is lower than the numbers for other plug-ins with battery capacities comparable to the Polestar 1’s 34.0-kWh capacity. Using only gasoline, the Polestar 1 registered a combined 26 MPG on the EPA’s ratings.

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Nonetheless, with a starting price of $156,500 and a battery of that size, there aren’t very many other plug-ins vying for the same market the Polestar 1 is targeting. The BMW 530e is priced at $58,195 and offers 21 miles of electric-only driving range with a 12.0-kWh battery. And the Mercedes-Benz S560e, costing $110,745, has 19 miles of electric-only range with a 13.5-kWh battery. Competitors such as the Acura NSX and the Lexus LC hybrid aren’t offered with plug-in powertrains.

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The Polestar 1’s powertrain features a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that churns out 314 horsepower and powers the front wheels. In the back, the coupe is equipped with two electric-only motors, each producing 114 horsepower. All power sources considered, the Polestar 1 puts out an impressive 619 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.

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