The new Cupra Born will offer bucket seats made from upcycled materials removed from the Mediterranean Sea as part of a commitment to a more circular economy
Cupra is getting ready to reveal its new Born EV and the firm has teased us with the news its sporty bucket seats will be made from sustainable materials.
Cupra has teamed up with the Seaqual Initiative to make the bucket seats from upcycled materials found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Marine littler is collected by teams including fishermen, NGOs and local communities and sorted into different material types; this is then cleaned, treated and turned into recycled yarn.
Cupra says the resultant Seaqual Yarn is almost identical to virgin polyester.
Cupra's Antonino Labate said: “With the Cupra Born, our first 100% electric vehicle, we’re entering a new electric era.
“The partnership with Seaqual Initiative to create the seats for this new model demonstrates that sustainability, innovation and contemporary design are a perfect combination.
“We are committed to circular-economy projects and helping preserve a natural resource which is very close to us, the Mediterranean.”
Seaqual Initiative MD Michel Chtepa added the firm is “proud to partner with Cupra and make a difference in contributing to a cleaner ocean and a cleaner environment”.
Cupra will reveal the new Born EV via YouTube on Tuesday 25 May at 11am BST. Come back to JustGoEV for your first look at the exciting new performance EV