EV News: Swedish manufacturer, Polestar, has recently revealed more details about their upcoming model, the Polestar Precept. The vehicle has been defined as a concept “from the near future” and is set to rival the Tesla Model S and forthcoming BMW i4.
Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, says the “precept shows you where we will be heading – our design direction, our ambitions about sustainability and the great digital user experience we will bring with those future cars”.
EV NEWS: WHAT WILL THE POLESTAR PRECEPT LOOK LIKE?
The Precept will be a fully electric, four-door, grand tourer which will preview the brand’s futuristic design direction. Unlike the Polestar 2, which was heavily guided by Volvo, the brand intends to move away from their sister company’s design.
The low, sleek silhouette of the Precept has a lengthy wheelbase, longer than that of the Model S, to allow for a bigger battery. Instead of a front grille, the Precept has a Smartzone which contains sensors, cameras and driver assistant functions behind a transparent panel.
Following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron, the Precept has cameras fitted in place of conventional side mirrors. It will also have a glass roof which extends backwards meaning there is no rear window. This glass roof is fitted with a lidar pod for improved visibility.
Polestar are also focusing their efforts to ensure sustainability of their new models. Inside, the Precept uses flax-based materials for its panels and seatbacks. This also makes the vehicle up to 50% lighter. The seat upholstery, bolsters and headrest are all made from recycled materials.
The interior 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be powered by Android. The Precept will also have a 12.5-inch digital instrument display. This uses smart sensors, including eye tracking which monitors the drivers gaze and will adjust what the screens show accordingly.
While it hasn’t been confirmed, BMW suggests the i4 could have a range of 373 miles. This will be a big competitor for Polestar to go up against. We’re excited to find out more about the Precept and we will keep you updated when we hear more!
WHAT OTHER MODELS DO POLESTAR OFFER?
It seems like Polestar could be a big brand within the EV market! They’re dedicated to designing cars that are futuristic, fun and economically sustainable.
This vehicle is really Polestar’s attempt to redefine the potential of an electric performance car. As the brand’s first ever production model, it’s bold, alternative and alluring.
After a three year production run, the model is currently in its final stages and is set to be rolled out at the end of the year. The Polestar 1 was intended to be the manufactures only plug-in hybrid model before focusing on pure electric vehicles.
It’s fitted with a 34kWh battery and Polestar claim it can travel roughly 77 miles on a single charge. This is surprisingly large as most plug-in vehicles offer a range of between 20 and 30 miles.
There’s no denying the Polestar 1 looks fantastic, and it’s design is quite obviously related to its Volvo siblings. Both the exterior and interior look and feel the part. It all feels really high-quality and the finish is excellent.
Details like the yellow seat belts, the Bowers and Wilkins stereo and the leather-lined dashboard set apart the Polestar 1 from any Volvo model. Plus the huge panoramic roof makes the interior feel light, airy and spacious.
Despite the Polestar 1 being the brand’s first production model, the Polestar 2 was the first to hit the EV market. That being said, it is a brilliant all-electric car which manages to deliver quality, style and a great drive.
Again, this model is set to rival the Tesla Model 3 and it covers all bases! It has a good range, excellent on-board tech and reassuring levels of safety kit. This is a family hatchback which certainly stands out from the crowd.
Fitted with a 78kWh battery, the Polestar 2 provides drivers with 265 miles of range. This means family day trips to the seaside are a breeze. The central 11.5-inch infotainment system is one of the best in the business and easily comparable to Tesla tech!
The Polestar 2 is fitted with vegan upholstery as standard, proving the manufacturer’s dedication to sustainability. However, buyers are able to switch out the vegan interior for a leather trim for extra.
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* All information correct as of 09/08/2021.