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Seaqual recycled fiber seats

The Cupra Born will be equipped with seats made with recycled Seaqual Yarn fibers, made from plastic waste collected in aquatic environments.

While waiting for its official presentation which will take place on May 25, 2021, the Spanish firm unveils information on the new Cupra Born in a dropper, through several teasers. Cupra’s first 100% electric model will feature standard fabric seats, including polymer fiber Seaqual Yarn was made using recycled plastics.

Cupra Born (2021): circular economy and environmental preservation

This innovative material is already used by other car manufacturers, such as Fiat for example on its latest models, and contributes to the cleaning of aquatic environments. Indeed, Seaqual Initiative calls on volunteers, fishermen, NGOs and local communities to collect plastic waste in seas, oceans and other rivers. After selective sorting, the plastic is washed and transformed, to be then reused to create recycled polymer yarns Seaqual Yarn.

« With the Cupra Born, our first 100% electric vehicle, we are entering a new era. The partnership with Seaqual Initiative to create the seats for this new model demonstrates that sustainability, innovation and contemporary design are perfectly compatible. Cupra is a brand that inspires the whole world from Barcelona. This is why we want to contribute to circular economy projects, and preserve a natural resource that is very close to us, the Mediterranean Sea.

», Specifies Antonino Labate, Director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations at Cupra.

Cupra thus supports marine litter cleaning programs, and goes even further with its future 100% electric compact model. Indeed, the Cupra Born will be manufactured at the Zwickau plant in Germany, on the same lines as the Volkswagen ID.3, with net CO neutrality.2 : the energy used to produce the vehicle comes from renewable sources, both for the supply and production of raw materials, while other polluting emissions are offset by investments and environmental projects.

The official presentation of the Cupra Born will take place on May 25, 2021, before being marketed in the second half of 2021.

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