The public has spoken and Polestar will deliver.
Polestar's next all-electric vehicle has just been announced at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. Revealed online earlier this year instead of the originally planned but canceled Geneva Motor Show, the Polestar Precept concept is a slick-looking four-door sedan which, in production form, will target the likes of heavy-hitters such as the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan.
"'Stunning. Spectacular. Cutting-edge. We'd like to see it on the road!' - this is what the press wrote about Precept and the public said, 'We want it' so we decided to build it," said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. "Consumers want to see change from this industry - not just dreams. 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."
The Polestar Precept production car which, for now, will apparently retain the concept version's name, will be built at an all-new manufacturing facility in China. Product development is already underway in the UK by Polestar's R&D team. This new carbon-neutral Chinese plant will be Polestar's second in China (the Polestar 1 is built in Chengdu at a facility that runs on 100 percent renewable energy). As for the Precept production sedan itself, there's a very good chance it'll strongly resemble the concept, though we doubt design elements like the suicide doors, for example, to be dropped. Polestar indicates, however, that the production-spec Precept will continue the concept's sustainability goals.
According to the press release, "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 is featured in many interior and some exterior parts. Polestar's ambition is to bring much of this sustainability into production."
How much (or little) of all of that will make production remains unknown, but it all definitely sounds intriguing. Like the Polestar 2, the Polestar Precept will utilize state-of-the-art battery technologies and if the automaker hopes to give those aforementioned rivals something to be concerned about, achieving maximum range will be necessary. Remember, the just-announced Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air have a claimed range of 520 and 517 miles, respectively.
Although the ho-selling Porsche Taycan's range is quite a bit less, at least according to EPA testing, is the enthusiast driver's choice of EVs. Where the Polestar Precept will fit into the mix remains unknown for now, likewise a targeted launch date. Nevertheless, another all-electric luxury performance sedan is coming relatively soon.