Described by the company as a commitment car not a concept car, the Precept will be built at a new state-of-the-art production facility in China
The Precept highlights Polestar’s path for digital technology and the use of sustainable materials in both the interior and exterior structures. The company notes that the interior of uses a mix of recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork vinyl. A flax-based composite developed by external partner Bcomp is featured in a number of interior and exterior parts.
With product development underway, it’s been confirmed that the new model will be produced in China, where a new production facility will be established. Polestar states its aim is to ensure the facility will be carbon neutral and one of the most intelligent and connected automotive production facilities in the world.
This follows the drive to develop more sustainable production operations at Polestar’s original manufacturing facility in Chengdu where the Polestar 1 is produced. Inaugurated in 2019, the Polestar Production Centre became the first LEED Gold-rated automotive production facility in China and runs on 100% renewable energy.
“China is a home market for Polestar and we recognise the increasingly important drive for greater sustainability here,” continues Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, speaking at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020. “With this new factory, we will again raise the bar, aiming to produce the most advanced and premium electric car in China with the lowest carbon footprint.”