Polestar 2 gets better range projection and other optimizations via software update
Just like smartphones and other electric devices, modern vehicles receive more or less regular software patches these days. Aside from the usual bug fixes, some of these free updates can even introduce brand-new features. Polestar 2 owners who value a precise range calculation and projection might be particularly interested in the latest OTA update for the Swedish EV, whose long-range version can travel up to 270 miles on a single charge according to the EPA standard.
In an official press release, the electric car manufacturer has officially announced the rollout of software update P2.9, which can now be installed on all existing Polestar 2 vehicles, but the latest version will also be used in newly produced units. The company stresses that this is the 15th software update since deliveries of the Polstar 2 began back in 2020. This time round, the native YouTube support for the infotainment system may be the most prominent change, as it can provide some entertainment during the necessary charging stops on long trips.
As already indicated, the Range Assistant app of the Polestar 2 has also been enhanced with a new algorithm that is supposedly able to offer more accurate range predictions as it now considers additional environmental factors. Furthermore, iPhone users benefit from this new software update as CarPlay functionality has been refined and can now provide more information via the tiles on the home screen. Even though most of these changes are rather small and detail-oriented, the improved range estimation can certainly make a difference in the everyday use of an electric vehicle.