SEAT have revelaed their electric strategy for up until early 2021, which will include six electric and plug-in hybrid models. The first two models available in fully electric will be the Mii and el-Born, the new generation Tarraco and Leon will also be produced in a plug-in hybrid version followed by the CUPRA Leon and CUPRA Formentor will also be available in plug-in hybrid.
SEAT will be developing a new vehicle platform together with Volkswagen, to create a smaller version of the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB) on which numerous vehicles roughly four metres in length will be created by different brands, including SEAT.
The aim of this new vehicle program is to produce affordable electric vehicles, with a starting price under 20,000 euros, just over £17,000. The project will be based in Spain and will involve more than 300 highly skilled engineers.
SEAT President Luca de Meo announced that “SEAT now has a clearer role in the Volkswagen Group, and thanks to the results obtained, we have earned the new electric vehicle platform.” “For the first time, the SEAT Technical Centre will be developing a platform that may be used by more brands around the globe”.
The electric offensive also includes a micromobility strategy which the company is going to drive for the Volkswagen group. The Minimo concept car is included in this strategy and is an example of urban micromobility solution presented by the company.
Following 2018 being the best year in the history of sales, SEAT are getting ready for the future in response to the goal of reducing emissions as well as connectivity and new mobility services. SEAT plans to create a software development centre to gain a competitive edge.
For more information on the SEAT electric range contact your nearest JCT600 SEAT Dealership.
Added: 04 April 2019