Polestar has this week released a new software update for the Polestar 2 which adds more power to the car, to the tune of 68hp and 15lb ft of torque, but is available for a flat one time fee. Other companies, such as Mercedes do the same, but charge an annual fee of $1,200 (£1,000) for boosted acceleration on the EQS and the EQE.

Polestar will be selling this new one time update for $1,195 (£1,000) and will give the car a total of 476hp with 502lb ft of torque and drops the 0-60mph time from 4.5 seconds to 4.2 seconds. Polestar has said that most of the acceleration improvements will be noticeable between 44mph and 80mph. The update is on sale now via the official Polestar web shop and is only available in the US and Canada at the moment, the company hasn’t said anything regarding availability in other countries.

Polestar 2 dual motor can get the update, the single motor car is not compatible and again, Polestar hasn’t said if support is coming soon or if it just won’t be able to work with it regardless. Customers who purchase the $5,000 Performance pack from the factory already have the new speed improvements included.