Polestar to Produce Precept Concept at New Sustainable Facility in China
Revealed earlier this year, the Polestar Precept was billed as a manifesto to illustrate the brand’s future vision and was described as a commitment car, not a concept car. Polestar has now confirmed it will put the Precept into production. Showcasing the Swedish electric performance brand’s future design direction, Precept also highlights Polestar’s path for digital technology and the use of innovative sustainable materials, inside and out. The 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, developed by external partner Bcomp Ltd., is featured in many interior and some exterior parts.
Consumers want to see change from this industry – not just dreams, says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. Now, Precept becomes an even stronger statement. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our cars and our business. The aim has to be climate neutrality, even though I recognize that is a long-term goal.”
Polestar’s ambition is to bring much of this sustainability into production. Product development is already underway, and Polestar confirms it will produce Precept at a new production facility in China. The aim is to ensure the facility will be carbon neutral and 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. “China is a home market for Polestar and we recognize the increasingly important drive for greater sustainability here,” continues 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.”