Polestar Commits to its ‘Commitment’ Car

Premium BEV manufacturer Polestar has promised to put its concept, or “commitment” car, the Precept into full production.

The car, claiming leading eco-friendly credentials, had been unveiled ahead of the pandemic cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Now the all-electric sub-brand of Volvo has said that thanks to overwhelming positive reactions to the concept, the vehicle is not scheduled for full production at a new carbon-neutral production plant in China.

The car interior of Polestar Precept features a mix of sustainable materials including recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork vinyl. A flax-based composite is featured in many interior and some exterior parts. Polestar’s ambition is to bring much of this sustainability into production.

With product development underway, the automaker said it will produce Precept in a new production facility claiming it will be one of the most intelligent and connected automotive production facilities in the world. Polestar’s original manufacturing facility in Chengdu where the Polestar 1 is produced, became the first LEED Gold-rated automotive production facility in China and runs on 100% renewable energy.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “China is a home market for Polestar and we recognize the increasingly important drive for greater sustainability here. 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.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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