Volvo to Compete with Tesla: Polestar’s New EV

Polestar has revealed new images of its impressive Precept concept.

The cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic somehow affected the plans of all car manufacturers. Sweden-based Polestar, which produces electric vehicles, showed the new Precept concept online. Recently, CEO Thomas Ingenlath has shared the first details about the future of this unusual prototype.

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According to Ingenlath, the Precept is not just a futuristic prototype. It shows the direction of the company's development in the future. If the first two Polestar models were more similar to Volvo cars, then subsequent cars will be inspired by this cosmic design.

The Precept is an electric four-door coupe with a long wheelbase (3.1m) and a low, smooth silhouette. Instead of the radiator grille, the concept car features the Smartzone Panel full of sensors, cameras, and other driver assistance devices. LiDAR is now located on the glass roof for better visibility.

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Instead of conventional side-view mirrors, the prototype has cameras. Also, there was no place for the usual rear window. Instead of it, there is a glass roof that can be pushed back. This is why the trunk lid has a larger opening and higher hinges for better access.

Inside, the seat upholstery is made of recycled bottles, the cushions and headrests are made of recycled cork vinyl, and the carpets are made of fishing nets. The infotainment system located in the prototype runs on Android and uses a 15-inch portrait central touch screen and a 12.5-inch dashboard.

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