Polestar is putting the 'Precept' concept into production
Will this destroy the Tesla Model S?
Earlier this year, Polestar came out with the Precept concept and it excited the Volvo-sub brand fans as it was a car to go up against the infamous Tesla Model S. But now, Polestar has announced it will put this car into production.
Not only does it look far better than the Model S, it is also far more sustainable as it has been made using flax-based composites that reduce its weight by 50% and there's also a reduction in plastic weight of up to 80%. But it doesn't stop there as the interior also uses materials such as recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork vinyl.
It was quite unexpected to see the Precept enter production but Polestar CEO said: "'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."
The Precept concept is 3.1 metres long, making it 150mm longer than a Model S – which Polestar says is to allow for a large battery and extra rear head and leg room.
Inside, the Precept will have the next-generation version of Polestar's Android-based infotainment system, with a 15 inch portrait-orientated central touchscreen and a 12.5 inch digital instrument display.
In terms of how many will be made, Polestar have said. “Mass production with 30 or 60 cars per hour is not the idea. There are cars and volumes in between. You can’t produce just hundreds of such cars, but you don’t need to produce 10,000 to make it production-relevant.” This won't be a limited-production model but it looks like not too many will be made.
Pricing is yet to be announced.