Seat Mó to export e-scooter from early 2021
Seat has started series production of its Seat Mó eScooter 125 electric scooters with e-motorcycle manufacturer Silence. The electric scooter is already being used in sharing applications in Barcelona, and the e-scooter will also be available in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Sweden in the first quarter of 2021.
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The e-scooter, which can reach speeds of up to 95 km/h, is manufactured at the Silence plant in Sant Boi de Llobregat near Barcelona. In Spain, the model is available immediately from 18 dealers. Following the expansion into the aforementioned countries, the Seat Mó eScooter 125 will then also be launched in Portugal from the second half of 2021. The scooter will run under Seat’s Mó mobility brand, which the company unveiled in June, and the purchase price will start at €6,250 in Spain.
Seat Mó eScooter 125 electric scooter has an electric motor with a continuous output of 7 kW and a maximum output of 9 kW. Seat says the e-scooter can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The manufacturer has not provided details on the battery capacity that gives the micromobility vehicle range of 137 kilometres. The Seat Mó eScooter 125 can drive in Eco, City and Sport modes, and the manufacturers say the electric two-wheeler has a high level of connectivity. Colours available include Daring Red, Aluminum Grey and Oxygen White.
A fleet of 632 electric scooters of the same type has been available in Barcelona since late August. Users can book the vehicles via an app for 0.26 euros/minute or by subscription. Batteries with low charge levels are exchanged and recharged at a charging hub in the city. Seat Mó considers the Spanish city as its own “playground for new mobility solutions,” according to the launch of the sharing service in August.
Update 10 May 2021
Seat has released more information on the planned launches of Mó electric scooters in other countries in Europe. After expanding the roll-out in Spain, where the company claims most of its 70 dealers now offer the Mó range, sales have also started in Italy. Seat adds that it would extend the expansion during May and June to “key countries for the company” such as France, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
Seat Mó will also reach Greece in June, as the company says it would contribute its micromobility solutions to the Volkswagen Group’s international project to turn the Greek island of Astypalea into an electric transport island.
The company’s sharing service otherwise remains exclusive to Barcelona. Residents now also have the option a new flexible subscription model. At a cost of 70 euros per week or 150 euros per month, customers considering buying an electric motorbike but want to try it out first can get a Mó scooter. Seat claims the success of the pilot test carried out in the centre of Barcelona, has led it to extend this service to the entire metropolitan area of the city.
Update 01 October 2021
Seat has launched its Mó eScooter 125 in the UK. The initial Seat Mó offering sees the eScooter 125 available to order at 24 selected UK Seat retailers, priced at £4,996 per unit with the Government’s OLEV EV Grant included or available for £95 per month (48 months) on hire purchase.
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