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Polestar 2 earns 233-mile range rating, well behind Model 3

EPA range ratings released Monday for the Polestar 2 electric car are lower than what the automaker had previously expected for the model, which arrives in the U.S. soon. 

The Polestar 2 goes 233 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA test protocol, while it earns a combined rating of 92 MPGe, or 37 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles (2.7 miles per kwh). 

To compare it to a vehicle with similar specs: The Tesla Model 3 Long Range, with about the same usable capacity as the Polestar’s 75 kwh (78 kwh gross), manages 330 miles, according to the EPA.

Polestar had made an earlier estimate that the 2 would achieve about 250 miles in the U.S. range test. Then in August, Polestar presented to the media—including Green Car Reports—an independent test result obtained for four vehicles all run at 70 mph on a track, with the climate control

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