Is there a sporty electric sedan on the way? Not so fast...

When Polestar announced prting ways with Volvo, the first  to be presented to public was 'mere' elektrificated, plug-in hybrid Polestar of 1, and then, in spite of its sporty heritage, two of the relatively 'standard' model, the sedan Polestar 2 and crossover Polestar 3 (which will be debuted the following year). The entire trio, in turn, relied heavily on Volvo vehicles, which is no longer the case with the precedent presented in February, which has now been revealed with a few more details by the Polestar.

With its image, the Precept wants to compete openly with models such as Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S, which are currently considered to be the most important and (so far) the only representatives of electric sports limousines. In comparison to the latter, namely, it brings the much longer wheelbase, which in total measureds 3.1-meter – more than sufficient for the comfortable transportation of four passengers, for it was just the comfort of the passengers in the back of the bench, one of the most important guidelines of the development of the concept. In order to make entry to this part of the cabin even easier, Precept is equipped with a door that opens in opposite directions, thereby also removing the need for a C-pillar.

In developing the concept, Polestars' developers focused particularly on Sustainable Development. Not only is Precept an electric car, which makes ad-hoc less harmful to the environment, but such are also the materials used in the cabin. For example, seat covers are made exclusively of fibres obtained by recycling bottles, and in a similar way ceiling covers are also made. The dashboard and linings are, in the meantime, largely made of flax fibre, and the use of some other materials has resulted in 80 per cent less of the plastic being used in the polyester than it would otherwise have been.

Major progress has also been made in the field of technology with Polestar. While the basis, an Android-based infotainment system, known from Polestar 2, there are also technologies that monitor driver's eyes movements, driver movement detection system tht offers active response to them (surface lighting when approaching by hand...), Google Assistant identification with improved dialect capability and increased possibility of personalisation and so on. Of course, there's also a rich set of security technologies and sensors that are mostly hidden behind a new front. Among them are radar, ultrasonic sensor, wide-angle lens camera, while lidar is mounted on the roof of the vehicle. Instead of classic rear-view mirrors, just like Audi e-tron it has two rear-view cameras.

There is much more to the technology and innovation that Polestak brings. Unfortunately, it is not a direct prediction of a serial vehicle that could have hit the road very soon. As highlighted by Polestar managing director, Thomas Ingenlath, it's 'only' the presentation of ideology, and a response to the changes that will befall our society and the automotive industry. However, ihope remains that the car will eventually experience production in a slightly modified image.

April 8, 2020 Driving photo: Polestar

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