28.9.2020Polestar Precept concept confirmed for production
Polestar has announced that it is putting its Precept concept into production. The pure-electric four-door grand tourer was unveiled earlier this year in an event replacing the Geneva Motor Show, and sees Polestar respond to public opinion wanting the concept to become a reality.
The Precept uses advanced materials to reduce its environmental impact as much as possible. For example, the seats, surfaces, and other interior components are made from recycled plastic bottles, cork, and fishing nets. There's a flax-based composite that weighs about half as much as conventional materials, whilst also reducing plastic waste significantly.
Equipment is focused at safety, with a suite of systems to assist the driver whilst travelling - and potentially replacing them should regulations allow. The infotainment system is also designed to track eye movement and put up key information in safe areas for ease of use.
No powertrain details have been confirmed, though Polestar - plus parent firm Volvo - have a number of systems available in the parts bin which they can raid or develop. Expect a long driving range and ultra-rapid charging at a minimum to rival the likes of the Porsche Taycan and forthcoming Audi e-tron GT.
Likewise, there is no timescale for launch currently. It is expected that a couple of years will be required at a minimum to bring the Precept to production, but we do know it will be manufactured in Polestar's China plant.