New Polestar EV Confirmed, Precept Concept Entering Production

Marco Green
September 29, 2020

Polestar introduced the Precept concept earlier this year and now the company has announced plans for a production variant.

No tentative reveal date has been offered, nor did Polestar say what hides under the Precept's body shell.

"'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 chose to build it", Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath enthused.

Polestar says the Precept is all about design, digital technology and sustainability. Precept marks a styling departure for Polestar, which has, until now, shared a strong familial DNA with Volvo. Now a standalone brand rather than the wild-haired performance arm for Volvo, Precept uses a unique design philosophy while flexing the brand's tech muscles and re-upping its commitment to using sustainable materials. "The aim has to be climate neutrality, even though I recognise that is a long-term goal".

The seats themselves have covers 3D-knitted from thread made out of 100% recycled PET bottles, as well as seat bolsters and head rests that use vinyl made from waste and recycled cork from the wine industry. A flax-based composite developed by external partner Bcomp Ltd has featured in many interior and some exterior parts.

The Precept production auto will be built at a new facility in China, which Polestar says will be one of the most intelligent and connected vehicle plants in the world.

This follows on from Polestar's original manufacturing facility in Chengdu where the Polestar 1 is produced.

Precept is an important milestone for Polestar.

There is no word on the Precept's electric powertrain yet, other than it will have a "large battery pack".

The decision to put the Precept into production was driven by the positive public and media feedback.

"The combination of sustainable materials and high-tech smart systems opens an entirely new chapter of avant-garde luxury design and shows where Polestar is heading".

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