Following the new VW e-Up and the Škoda Citigo e iV, the Seat Mii electric is now the third model in the Volkswagen Group’s family of compact electric cars to be made available for configuration.
With a basic list price of 20,650 euros, the Mii electric is the most affordable model of the trio. For the Škoda Citigo e iV, 20,950 euro will be called, for the VW e-Up 21,975 euro. In Germany, if the environmental bonus is deducted, the Mii electric still costs 16,270 euros (£19,300 including PiCG in the UK). Alternatively, the model can also be financed from 145 euros per month under a 36-month lease.
Since all three electric compact cars share the same technology, the Seat Mii also has an output of 61 kW. The Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary estimates the range to be 260 kilometres, which should be possible to extend this up to 358 kilometres with lower speeds. The little electric car can sprint to 50 km/h in 3.9 seconds. According to Seat, the Mii can be charged to 80 per cent in 60 minutes, the electricity consumption 12.9 kWh per 100 km. The Mii electric can charge up to 7.2 kW at a wall box or corresponding AC charging station.
“Electrification is expanding at a very fast pace; worldwide the electric vehicle market grew by 75% in the first 8 months of the year, and SEAT is ready to meet this growing demand,” says Seat CEO Luca de Meo. “The Mii electric is the start of that journey, bringing to the market an affordable electric car, and shows the importance we place on not only developing vehicles that hold the essence of the SEAT brand but also offer an exciting future for the industry and consumers.”
Seat makes the affordability of the electric model a selling point: Mii costs around the same as a combustion engine car of comparable size and power, only with lower running costs – and here Seat also refers to the significantly lower maintenance costs of electric vehicles.
With regard to equipment, Seat has decided to keep the range simple: With the Mii electric and Mii electric Plus (from 21,775 euros), there are only two variants. Both features have safety features such as curtain airbags and come with a 3-phase type 2 charging cable, as well as Seat, Connect functions (remote access via a smartphone app for planning charging processes or controlling the air conditioning system).
There are also two individual charging options: A charging cable for the household socket costs 175 euros, for the CCS charging socket for DC quick charging Seat charges 600 euros.