2021 Polestar Precept is a go
Thanks to customer demand, the Polestar Precept is now destined for production. When it was revealed earlier in the year, Polestar referred to the all-electric Precept as a ‘commitment car’ rather than a ‘concept car’, laying out the brand’s vision for the future, but customers wanted to see it on the road, according to Thomas Ignenlath, Polestar CEO. The Precept will be built in China at a new carbon neutral production facility, and sustainable materials will be used in its construction. These will include recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork vinyl. Polestar is also partnering with Bcomp Ltd on a ‘flax-based composite’ that will feature in many interior and some exterior parts.
With a swooping but angular design, the Precept is likely to arrive in 2023 and will continue the number-based naming convention of the Polestar 1 and 2, with 3 already reserved for an SUV. However, it’s not yet known which number will be assigned to the Precept. Measuring around 4.7 metres in length, the Precept has a similar wheelbase to a luxury saloon, like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It’s likely to have a driving range of more than 300 miles.
“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 recognise that is a long-term goal” said Ignenlath.