Seat launches EV plans with Mii electric

Seat launches EV plans with Mii electric


Seat has launched its Mii electric, a pure-EV version of the Spanish firm’s citycar, with a range of more than 160 miles on a charge. As the Mii electric is unveiled, Seat has also announced that the model will be electric-only, with production of versions with internal combustion engines stopping in July.

The Mii electric will be Seat’s first production pure-EV, and leads the charge for a number of EVs and PHEVs due in the near future, including the el-Born electric hatch, and PHEV versions of the Leon, Cupra Formentor, and Cupra Leon.

Based on the same platform as the recently launched Skoda CITIGO-e, and the VW e-up! – which is expected to be significantly updated soon – the Seat Mii electric has a long range for such a small EV, calculated by VW at 161.5 miles (260km). This is subject to homologation, but should be pretty accurate.

A 7.2 kW on-board charger is expected, and rapid charging on CCS will accept up to 40 kW, for top-up times to 80% of around four hours, and an hour respectively.

The Mii electric has a 61 kW (83 hp) electric motor with 212 Nm of torque, powered by a 36.8 kWh battery. The battery has almost no effect on interior space, with boot space when the rear seats are in place identical to the current petrol-powered Mii, and reduced only by 36 litres when the seats are down.

Pricing will be announced in the autumn in time for order books opening, and production will begin in Q4 2019. Seat has said that, when the Mii electric goes on sale, it will be one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.

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