Earlier this year, Polestar showed off their all-electric Precept concept vehicle, and now the car is going into production.
When the Precept was announced, it was Polestar’s way of showing their vision for their brand in the coming years.
“‘Stunning. Spectacular. Cutting-edge. We’d like to see it on the road!’ – this is what the press wrote about Precept and the public said, ‘We want it’, so we decided to build it,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The Polestar Precept uses a combination of sustainable interior materials such as flax-based composites for interior panels and seatbacks.
“Consumers want to see change from this industry – not just dreams. Now, Precept becomes an even stronger statement. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our cars and our business. The aim has to be climate neutrality, even though I recognize that is a long-term goal,” said Ingenlath.
The interior of the vehicle uses recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets flax-based composite, and recycled cork vinyl.
The infotainment system uses a 15-inch display in the center along with a 12.5-inch driver display. The system uses Google’s Android Automotive OS, just like on the company’s Polestar 2 vehicle.
The company has confirmed that the Precept will be produced in China at a new production facility.
“China is a home market for Polestar and we recognize the increasingly important drive for greater sustainability here,” continues Ingenlath, speaking at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020. “With this new factory, we will again raise the bar, aiming to produce the most advanced and premium electric car in China with the lowest carbon footprint.”
Product development for the Precept is now underway. The company hasn’t announced when the Precept will be released but expect it to be a few years as least.
For now, the company is delivering its Polestar 2 to consumers and then their Polestar 3 SUV in 2021.