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Seat Mii electric: supermini goes EV

Published: 04 June 2019

► Mii goes EV
► Petrol gets cut in July
► 161.5 mile range

In a move that’ll surprise nobody, Seat has revealed a new, electric version of its Mii city car – and revealed it’ll be ceasing production of the petrol one. The Spanish VW Group member is quoting 161.5 miles of range on WLTP, and says prices will be announced over the autumn.

Best electric cars in 2019

Meanwhile, the petrol-engined Mii will get the chop in July. Whether or not this will also affect the Volkswagen Up, the car this shares a platform with, remains to be seen. If Seat can do it, it’s possible VW will follow.

A sign of the times

It’s a move that we’ll be seeing more and more across the VW Group, and car industry as whole, as automakers looks to up the amount of EVs sold in short order. Alongside shared EV-dedicated platforms, city cars like the Mii represent the most suitable cars to be quickly adapted to electric power.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes