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Electric vehicles are an exciting aspect of the present and the future, even more so when they include a strong sense of sustainability.
Volvo's sub-brand, Polestar, released its next concept car on Tuesday: the Precept. This electric vehicle company isn't solely focusing on pushing performance limits, instead, it's opting to focus on its sustainable impact and vision.
The Precept is a step in an even greener direction.
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The Precept concept
It's sleek, it's shiny, it's brand new, and most importantly, it's green. Not literally, of course. Polestar's Precept is a four-door, electric sedan vehicle with a solid sporty look. The company has yet to disclose the vehicle's figures with regards to power, acceleration, range, or battery capacity.
But what it did share was some impressive sustainability-focused information about the EV.
The Polestar Precept *really* cares about the environment. Not only electric power, but plastic bottle seats and fishing net carpets, too → https://t.co/N5uR0PZ4JXpic.twitter.com/g1B5gyIBLu— Top Gear (@BBC_TopGear) February 25, 2020
Volvo has been working hard at keeping this car's environmental impact to an absolute minimum. For instance, the Precept has seat surfaces made up of 3D-knitted recycled PET bottles. Its bolsters and headrests are made out of recycled cork vinyl, and its carpets are from reclaimed fishing nets.
Offering a 50% saving in weight and reducing plastic waste by up to 80%, the car's interior panels and seatbacks are made of flax-based composite materials.
The Precept comes with a 15-inch vertically oriented touch screen and a 12.5-inch driver's display. Powered by Android, the car's infotainment comes with a dynamic digital interface including proximity sensors and eye-tracking.
The car also has dual radar sensors, a high-definition camera at the front, a lidar sensor atop the car's glass roof, camera-based side mirrors, and a digital screen linked to a wide-angle camera at the back of the car.
The Polestar Precept will be showcased at the Geneva International Motor Show, starting on March 5th.