► Seat's electric plans revealed
► From scooters to electric bikes
► For sharing and private use
Seat has revealed three new electric vehicles designed to tackle the problems of urban transport. But rather than four-wheeled vehicles, the Spanish brand has rolled out two new electric scooters and a motorbike.
Called the Seat MÓ eScooter125, eKickScooter65 and eKickScooter25, all three form the VW Group’s latest assault on the micro-mobility sector, and will be going into series production. Like most micro-mobility concepts, the two smaller scooters focus on sharing, while the larger motorbike is designed for both private and shared use.
Future electric cars
The Department for Transport is currently trialling the use of the scooters on pavement, cycle lanes and public roads – like other cities on the continent – and the Seat scooters will go on sale if the trials are successful.
MÓ eKickScooter65 and eKickScooter 25
As you’d expect, the 65 is the more powerful of the two scooters, and features a 350W motor, 551Wh battery and a top speed of 12mph. It also has a range of 40 miles, and a 6 hour recharge time.
The smaller 25 has a smaller 300W motor, 187Wh battery to match, and a similar top speed. Range is just 15 miles, but it’ll recharge in only 3.5 hours.
Both scooters will use front and rear lights, reflectors and feature an electronic brake on the front and a drum brake at the rear. The larger 65 scooter features Eco, Standard and Sport driving modes to prioritise performance over efficiency and vice versa.
The 125 eKickScooter125
The 125 is much larger and has the bigger stats to match its size. It’ll get to 0-30mph in 3.6 seconds – ideal for commuting – and it also has a top speed of 60mph. Peak torque is 177lb ft, and the 125 has a 77-mile range.
Its size means its more practical, too; the 125’s battery is removable, so you can charge it at home or using a charging station, or swap batteries – ideal for fleet use. There’s enough storage for two helmets, and a USB port adds some extra creature comforts.
But Seat makes cars?
The VW Group has tasked Seat with solving the problems of micro-mobility, and these scooters are precisely aimed at the urban market. But that doesn’t mean Seat isn’t also enjoying the benefits of the Group’s platform sharing’ the Mii electric is already here, and the ID.3-based Seat El-Born is well on the way.