POLESTAR PRECEPT: is this recycling-obsessed EV the ultimate Tesla Model S rival? | Top Gear

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Published on Jul 30, 2021

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The European answers to Tesla’s mighty electric Model S four-door sedan are coming. Volvo’s electric Polestar offshoot reckons it’s got what it takes to rock planet EV – by saving it one recycled piece of plastic at a time. The shark-like Precept previews the look of Polestar’s future flagship model (let’s call it the new Polestar 5) but puts the emphasis on reclaimed materials instead of 0-60 drag strip times. Now the Precept’s been confirmed for production, Top Gear’s Senior Road Test Editor Ollie Kew has taken a break from actually test-driving cars and been to have an in-depth poke around one that barely moves at all. But when a concept promises eyeball-tracking tech and carpets woven from old fishing nets, who wouldn’t want a closer look? We reckon BMW, Mercedes, and Mr E. Musk will be watching on closely… Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToTopGear WATCH MORE TOP GEAR: Aston Martin Valhalla First Look: https://bit.ly/3zoOYcT Ultimate £12m Aston Martin test: https://bit.ly/3kTc1bR TopGear.com Electric Awards 2021: https://bit.ly/3kguGxQ MORE ABOUT TOP GEAR: Want to watch a bit of Top Gear on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you'll find on YouTube. Whether you're searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here. Want to share your views with the team? Join our BBC Studios Voice: https://www.bbcstudiosvoice.com/register This is a commercial channel from BBC Studios. Service & Feedback https://www.bbcstudios.com/contact/contact-us/

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