SEAT(Sociedad Española de Automoviles) is a Spanish automobile manufacturer, headquartered in Martorell, with majority ownership now controlled by the Volkswagen group. As part of VW’s aggressive push for Electric Vehicle dominance,
SEAT has officially announced the Mii Electric, an upcoming electric version of its Mii city car.
A day after teasing the Mii Electric, SEAT revealed the car in full. Pre-sales of the car will start in September, with the Mii Electric hitting the market from “the very end of the year.” No pricing was announced, but SEAT says purchase costs will be “on the same level as an internal combustion engine vehicle.” SEAT will also stop making the ICE Mii in July. More info from SEAT:
The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single speed transmission, provides its 61kW (83PS) of power and 212Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door car can reach 50km/h from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds – perfect for jumping in and out of traffic. And the car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, provides up to 260km* of range from a single charge based on the WLTP test cycle.
The Mii Electric will hit the market by the end of the year, SEAT says. While there’s no pricing information, the Volkswagen-owned SEAT says “it will be one of the most affordable electric vehicles offered.” Pre-sales will start in September and the car should at least be available in European markets.
Very little information about the new electric car has been released beyond that timeline, as SEAT’s announcement basically amounts to a teaser, with one photo. The car will make its full debut during an upcoming stop in Oslo, Norway, on the “SEAT on Tour” roadshow.
SEAT is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, which has been ramping up its development of e-mobility in the years since its involvement in the ‘dieselgate’ emissions cheating scandal in 2015. By 2025 the firm aims to sell more than one million EVs worldwide, and earlier this year invested $800m in expanding its electric car production in the US.
The Mii Electric comes off the back of SEAT’s micromobility strategy, through which it is developing urban mobility solutions such as the Minimo concept vehicle – a cross between a car and a motorcycle – as well as its eXS electric KickScooter.
SEAT claims to have the youngest customer base among car companies in Europe, with an average age that is 10 years younger than the rest of the industry, helping to make it one of the fastest growing volume car firms in Europe.
[Update: 162-mile Mii Electric revealed] SEAT teases new Mii Electric car, set to hit the road this year
SEAT has officially announced the Mii Electric, an upcoming electric version of its Mii city car. Update 6/4: A day after teasing the Mii Electric, SEAT revealed the car in full. Pre-sales of the car will start in September, with the Mii Electric hitting the market from “the very end of the year.”
SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has begun its EV offensive by introducing the Mii Electric city car in Oslo. Pre-sales of the SEAT Mii electric-touted by SEAT as one of the most affordable EVs offered-will start in September. The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single speed transmission,…
SEAT, the Spanish automaker owned by Volkswagen Group, brought it first electric car – the Mii Electric – to Oslo this week as part of the company’s SEAT On Tour event. Why would a Spanish car company feature its wares in Norway? Because Norway is ground zero for the electric car revolution.
04.06.2019: * SEAT Mii electric is the first electric vehicle from the brand, laying the groundwork for more to join the family in the future * Mii electric is the ideal vehicle for the city, mixing dynamic performance with practicality and a range of 260km* (WL * SEAT Mii electric