A couple of months ago Polestar showed off their first (and stunning) concept car as an independent brand. They call it the Precept and it shows how much Polestar wants to be known for more than just being Volvo's version of M or AMG.
The initial image packages were quite limited, but not anymore. The team over at Polestar -probably in quarantine just like us- released more images of their gorgeous new concept, and boy, are we really salivating at the prospect of driving something like the Precept.
Unfortunately, the company has made it clear that this concept will not be made into a production car. While that may be a downer, Polestar did release new details about the Precept, and it has lots of neat features that make it cool, cutting edge, as well as environmentally-friendly.
Polestar claims it is made of sustainable materials and is vegan-friendly. Using a variety of recycled and composite materials, the company said the Precept's interior is luxurious, lightweight, and has 80% less virgin plastic used. The seat covers, meanwhile, are 3D-knitted from a single thread using 100% recycled plastic bottles. As for the carpets and headrests, they said that they are made from reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork from wine bottles, respectively.
At the technology front, Polestar made sure it has one of the biggest, and most advanced Android-based infotainment systems available. It has a massive 15-inch screen that can be activated via a Polestar Digital Key, and it comes with Google Assistant with intelligent voice recognition as standard. Another novel feature is that when the vehicle is parked or recharging, users can watch their favorite shows via a dedicated video streaming service.
The driver, on the other hand, benefits from a 9-inch multi-info display with eye-tracking technology. With it, the display can monitor where the driver's eyes are looking and make minor adjustments as to how vehicle information is presented. When the driver is focused on the road, the vital information is displayed brighter. On the contrary, the display becomes smaller and more detailed once the driver's eyes are focused directly on it. That way, the driver can easily see out of the vehicle, as well as check the car's vitals without having to avert their eyes from the road.
"People ask me all the time, 'what is the future of Polestar?', and of course we are not showing our future models just yet," said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “But Precept shows you where we will be heading – our design direction, our ambitions about sustainability and the great digital user experience we will bring with those future cars. Precept showcases our future, not as a fancy dream or something out of a sci-fi movie. This is our reality, to come.”
With the company's bold claims about the future of their brand, the Precept shows that not only can electric vehicles produce zero emissions, they can also be high-tech pieces of luxury that can be made from recycled and environmentally-sustainable materials too. Hopefully, Polestar's future line of electric vehicles will be as cool and innovative as the Precept concept.