polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials
 

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials

polestar revealed a new electric concept with a four-seat cabin defined by sustainable materials including recycled cork and plastic bottles. called the precept, the sporty GT is packed with tech including sports radar and LIDAR sensors and eye-tracking technology.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

images courtesy of polestar

 

 

inside, polestar uses a range of sustainable materials that offer improvements in both weight and waste. they include flax-based composites for panelling and seat backs, seat surfaces 3D-knitted from recycled PET bottles, bolsters and headrests made from recycled cork, and carpets made from reclaimed fishing nets.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

the precept, which will be on display at geneva international motor show 2020, showcases the company’s design language whilst signifying polestar as a standalone brand. back in 2017, it became volvo’s sub-brand dedicated to building electric performance cars.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

typically minimal in its aesthetic, the precept’s sculpted form define its presence with restrained surfacing and a focus on aerodynamic efficiency. a 3.1-meter wheelbase accommodates a large battery pack that gives the four-door grand tourer a very low and sleek silhouette with an emphasis on leg- and headroom in the rear.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

at the front, the grille is replaced by the polestar smartzone, housing technology for safety sensors and driver assistance functions. gathered behind a transparent panel are two radar sensors and a high definition camera assisted by a LIDAR mounted atop the glass roof.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

an integrated front wing above the smartzone which accelerates air flow over the long bonnet letting air attach itself to the surface earlier. at the rear, wide light-blade spans the entire width of the car and instead of a conventional rear window, the precept features a single-volume glass roof that extends behind the rear seats.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

polestar has replaced side mirrors with camera-based units that extend outwards on aerodynamic arms. meanwhile inside, the traditional rear-view mirror is replaced with a digital screen connected to a wide-angle camera at the rear.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

the precept runs a powerful android-based HMI on a tablet-style 15-in infotainment touchscreen and 12.5-in driver display. working together with eye-tracking and proximity sensors, it allows the car to monitor the driver’s gaze and adjust the content of the various screens accordingly.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

‘precept is a declaration, a vision of what polestar stands for and what makes the brand relevant,’ comments thomas ingenlath, CEO of polestar. ‘the car is a response to the clear challenges our society and industry face. this is not a dream of a distant future, polestar precept previews future vehicles and shows how we will apply innovation to minimise our environmental impact.’

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

 

polestar will present precept at the geneva international motor show from 5-15 march 2020, at stand 5253 in hall 5.

polestar unveils concept EV with focus on sustainability and recycled materials 

 

project info

 

company: polestar
model: precept

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