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Automotive brand Polestar, owned by Volvo, has revealed its concept car, which features a vegan interior made from recycled materials.
The Polestar Precept, which was first shown digitally back in February, uses a ‘flax-based natural composite’ to replace virgin plastic by 80 percent.
It features carpets woven from reclaimed fishing nets and waste corks from the wine industry which have been turned into coverings for seat bolsters and head rests.
The seat covers are 3D-knitted from 100 percent recycled PET bottles in a single thread, ‘made exactly to size with no waste or off-cuts’.
According to Gulf News, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said: People ask me all the time, ‘what is the future of Polestar?’, and of course we are not showing our future models just yet.
“But Precept shows you where we will be heading – our design direction, our ambitions about sustainability and the great digital user experience we will bring with those future cars. Precept showcases our future, not as a fancy dream or something out of a sci-fi movie. This is our reality, to come.”
Animal-rights charity PETA states eve cars with leather-free interior may not be vegan, as other components of the vehicle, such as adhesives, can be made of animal-derived materials.
The organization recommends consumers to ‘contact each manufacturer directly to confirm that all components are entirely animal-free’.