Polestar Precept Revealed With Inspiring Monologue By CEO
The Precept is a fully-electric grand tourer whose focus is the use of sustainable materials.
Polestar Precept is the Swedish brand’s vision for its future models, a vision that is all about using sustainable materials and giving up on the use of plastic. Aside from being a design statement, a taste of future production models, its main aim is to showcase some of Polestar’s novel solutions in terms of materials use.
The Percept rides on a 3.1-meter (122-inch) wheelbase, which means it’s slightly larger than a Tesla Model S. Its design is meant to be embody what the brand considers to be its three main values: “pure, progressive and performance.”
Especially noteworthy is the Precept’s front fascia that has what is called the Polestar SmartZone. Unlike many cars that try to hide their plethora of sensors for safety systems and semi-autonomous driving, this study fully embraces them and places them along where the grille would have been in a conventional car.
Above this area is an integrated front wing that “accelerates air flow over the long bonnet. This allows air to attach itself to the surface earlier, which improves aerodynamic efficiency and thus improves the vehicle’s range.” The rear end is dominated by a full-width LED light bar and you may also note the absence of a rear screen.
Polestar argues that since it has cameras to show what’s going on behind the car, the removal of rear glass makes sense. The manufacturer says this allows for a bigger opening and easier access into the cargo area and adds that since the full-length glass roof extends all the way behind where rear occupants’ heads would be, they shouldn’t feel uncomfortable riding in the back.
As previously mentioned, this study features a few quite trick materials. The seatbacks, for instance, are made from a composite material that is 50 percent lighter than conventional plastic and it also allows “up to 80% reduction of plastic waste.”
The material that covers the seat is made from recycled plastic bottles, while the seat bolsters and the headrests are made from recycled cork vinyl; carpets are made out of recycled fishing nets.
This concept is also a poster vehicle for the advancements made by Polestar in the realm of HMI (Human Machine Interface). It boasts a clever Android-powered infotainment system, as well as an array of sensors “to monitor the driver’s gaze and adjust the content of the various screens accordingly. Proximity sensors also enhance the usability of the centre display when driving.”
It all sounds really cool, and we hope to learn more about it when it debuts at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
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