The stunning Polestar Precept is going into production
Isn't it beautiful?
Ah yes, Polestar, the performance electric brand, who are somehow owned by Volvo. I think everyone has some form of appreciation for Polestar, since they manage to make boring Volvo's into some somewhat exciting and sometimes crazy machines. Well, Polestar makes some of their own cars. Today, we are going to focus on one specific car in their upcoming lineup, the Polestar Precept, because it's the craziest of them all.
When Polestar unveiled the Precept back in February this year, they didn't have any plans to put this car into production. Really, this car was just to show Polestar's newfound principles: pure, progressive, and performance. However, the public had other ideas. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath lamented the reason why: "The public said, 'We want it,' so we decided to build it", and just like that, the Polestar Precept changed its status, from a Concept to Future Production Car.
One of the biggest pillars in Polestar is being carbon-neutral. This starts with having carbon-neutral factories, an electric powertrain, and an interior made up of recycled materials. The inside of the Precept consists of recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets, and recycled cork vinyl.
The Polestar Precept will be built in a new production facility in China, with the goal of being a carbon-neutral factory. The factory will be one of the most intelligent and connect automotive production facilities in the world.
Don't worry about the car not being sold in the US, as Polestar said to Car and Driver that "yes, the US is absolutely in our plans for this car." We don't know when this car will be put into production, but given that they still need to build a brand new plant for the thing, I can't imagine it'll be any time soon. When it does hit production, expect it to compete against Model S and Taycan.