Polestar announced that it will double the staff of its research center in Britain located at the MIRA Technopark (Nuneaton, Warwickshire) to 250 people with plans to grow to 500 and more in the future. The British center, according to the firm, will play a decisive role in the development of the brand and will immediately focus on the development of the production model Polestar Precept, shown as a concept in 2020. The launch of the Precept into mass production was scheduled for the spring of 2022, but now, due to the pandemic, the company calls a much less definite date – “until 2025”.
An experienced prototype of the electric car is already ready. Unlike the concept, devoid of the B-pillar (the doors swung open in opposite directions, opening the opening to the entire interior), here are the usual doors and the B-pillar.
The concept was revealed without technical specifications, but he spoke about new ecological materials like a composite based on flax (this is more and more we meet in the industry).
For the sake of fine-tuning the Precept, the British wing of Poulstar developers and testers will cooperate with the Polestar research center in Sweden. The expansion of the staff in Britain should help accelerate other projects of the brand, such as the launch of the Polestar 3 model in the US and China by the end of 2022 and the implementation of the Polestar 0 program. This climate-neutral (including production) electric car is expected by 2030.