As an OTA update in 'the spring'. 😝Hm.... will there be an option to add that 4kwh battery to the existing models?
It actually is right around the corner.MY24? That’s not exactly around the corner 😉
I’m glad to see Polestar incrementally improving the car each year.
I would if you're able to.My wife's LRDM is going back in April and I have a LRSM on order for June / delivery to replace it. Should I be cancelling my order and reordering, its £10 per month difference on my lease. Does RWD make a big difference to FWD?
If it's like the XC40, which I assume it is, then it's a direct bolt in swap. The XC40 actually went through two different EV versions of their grill.I also love the new face. I wonder whether it will be relatively easy to upgrade to it... looks like maybe some other subtle changes were made to that shape of that area that may make it difficult.
That's actually a great point! There might be ready made market for trades/swaps of grills. Mine is a lease, so I would hold onto mine to swap back just before trade in, but I think among owner/buyers that would be an excellent option.That would be great and I am sure curious minds will try to confirm soon.
I can already see a swapp meet going on
If I had to guess, I'd say it's a battery production/supplier consideration. They probably couldn't produce enough of the new batteries (or of either individual battery) to supply all markets and their expected growth. So they just made the call that this arrangement would meet their expected production needs.Yeah, i guess that also allows them to make the same "lesser" 2024 NA spec and world spec on the same line fairly easily. I'm hoping they're just trying to work through some parts inventory or something and we'll get the battery and charging upgrade in MY25.
Huh? Not at all. I'm stating that they photoshopped in the new elements (this is common across the industry).You didn’t think it was an actual photo I hope?
I wish! On my list of redesign requests would be:I guess they did not go for the Polestar 3 camera cleaning spray nozzle?
It's the first note within the official press release. (a local dealer should have read this by now!)I have seen multiple posts here about the US not getting all the updates. Is that because the Polestar USA website hasn't been updated or because someone has gotten info from a dealer saying what we are getting and not getting?
Or did I just miss an official press release saying we are not?
I was told my my local dealer that they are getting more info this afternoon. So if I hear anything different I will post it here.
I said it elsewhere, but it's almost certainly a battery production capacity consideration. That will probably change in the future, but my guess is that for now, they're maxing out their CATL supplier.Thanks. Wonder why they wouldn't bring the 82kw pack battery to the US for dual motor cars.. seems weird
"Best battery" seems debatable when the newer revised CATL battery now has a faster charging speed. Also, even if the LG pouch battery is better, that doesn't amount to much if they can't deliver enough of them, and can't deliver enough to offer an additional 4kWh of capacity. Then, not for nothing, Polestar is touting that as netting them a lower overall carbon emissions coming from the production of these newer battery packs.Wouldn't it make sense to give the top model a battery pack and save the lower CATL pack for the Single Motor? Now the lower trim gets the best battery...such a weird decision.
They're different batteries from different manufacturers. Polestar has essentially swapped their battery suppliers. CATL will now produce the bigger battery packs, and LG Chem, who previously made the large battery packs, will make the battery pack from the SRSM.I suspect same extra battery capacity is already lurking in the DM pack for emergency range, aging, and performance software. I can’t really imagine why they’d want to deal with two different packs so similar during the chassis level of build.
I think you may have misread that. The new 82kWh, with 205kw charging, packs are manufactured by CATL. The previous 78kWh, 155kw charging, packs were manufactured by LG Chem.Well the 82kwh packs have 205kw charging, it says the CATL pack (78kwh) will still have 155kw charging.
So faster speed and +5% larger capacity, seems like the better one to me.
Correct....because those are now manufactured by LG Chem, and were previously manufactured by CATL.The smaller battery has slower charging though :/
That's correct. Prior to MY24, LG Chem made all of the 78kWh (LR) batteries. CATL made the standard range (SR) battery (which was never an option in the US). Now that has flipped. CATL makes all of the 82kWh (LR) batteries, and LG Chem will make the SR battery.That reads to me like both SM & DM (long range) models have the same battery pack. Maybe I’m missing something, with all the excitement.