Tag: Seat

Sep 28, 2021 - 04:16 pm

Cupra starts manufacturing the Born in Germany

Cupra is now starting series production of its first all-electric Born model at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. With the sales launch in November, Cupra will introduce a new sales strategy with the agency model. In addition, customers will have the option of purchasing the Born by subscription.

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Sep 27, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Serial version of the UrbanRebel to release in 2025

The production version of the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’ by the Seat brand Cupra, planned for 2025, is to cost around 25,000 euros, which is around 5,000 euros more expensive than the VW offshoot of the planned electric small car family.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 12:03 pm

Cupra to go emissions-free by 2030

Cupra aims to become a fully electric brand by 2030 – Seat will then continue to offer internal combustion engines and hybrids. In the meantime, Cupra has started production of its first fully electric Born model at the German plant in Zwickau.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 01:18 pm

Cupra presents battery-electric ‘UrbanRebel’ concept

With the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’, the Seat subsidiary Cupra has presented its idea of a sporty electric small car. The concept car at the IAA Mobility is a design study that is intended to give a preview of the “urban electric vehicle” that is to be launched on the market in 2025.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:18 pm

Volkswagen sells over 170,000 EVs in first half of 2021

Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2%). The Group had sold 170,939 battery-electric cars worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in Q2 of this year alone.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm

Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030

Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long

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May 25, 2021 - 02:27 pm

Cupra Born to enter serial production in September

Seat has now presented the production version of the Cupra Born. The electric car based on the Group’s MEB platform will go into production at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant from September this year. The technical data, however, differ slightly from the known MEB models.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 03:27 pm

Seat aims for 500,000 electric cars per year

Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars per year in Spain from 2025 for its own label and other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its own new ‘urban electric vehicle’ at the company’s annual press conference.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Seat announces Cupra Born to release in second half of 2021

As part of a strategy presentation, the Seat brand Cupra has now shown the production version of the electric model based on the Volkswagen Group platform MEB, which was first presented in 2019 as el-Born. The car is scheduled to go into production in Zwickau in the second half of 2021.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 04:59 pm

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:06 pm

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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Nov 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm

VW looks at China to make small e-cars for Europe

Rumours about a small electric car from Volkswagen for less than 20,000 euros are back on the boil. Apparently, VW will be cooperating with JAC from China for the construction of the small BEV. This is not such a surprising development given the project’s past and increasing demand for smaller electric cars.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 02:18 pm

VW & Greece to build e-mobility pilot island

The VW group and the Greek government have agreed to establish a “pioneering mobility system” on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. To this end, the island’s current transport system is to be converted to electric vehicles and regenerative energies.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Seat working on serial version of Cupra Tavascan

Seat is developing a production version of the purely electric concept car Cupra Tavascan. This was hinted at by the new brand boss Wayne Griffiths in an interview in which he described the all-electric SUV coupe as “our dream car”. Seat is also considering a small electric car based on MEB.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 03:34 pm

Seat begins building battery lab in Spain

Seat has begun building a battery laboratory at its plant in Martorell, Spain. With an investment of more than seven million euros, the new centre will develop and test various battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Cupra & ABT form a team for Extreme E

The Seat brand Cupra is entering the electric off-road racing series Extreme E with ABT Sportsline. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton recently founded his own racing team called X44 that will debut in racing series.

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Sep 6, 2020 - 05:29 pm

VW & Škoda small electric city cars too popular

The Škoda Citigo-e iV has sold out and is now being permanently taken out of circulation, just as its combustion engine counterpart was last year. VW has also imposed a temporary order stop for the e-Up in Germany, also due to high demand. In the UK, however, the VW e-Up is still configurable.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Seat draws inspiration from young designers

In a team up with children in the UK, Seat aims to make EV charging stations more colourful. This follows research showing that 1/3 of British motorists consider the power dispensers to be ugly. The design consists of a mosaic of ten drawings by children and inaugurated with a charging station in Milton Keynes.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm

MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco

Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The German company based in Regensburg is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 06:23 pm

Seat to produce BEVs at main plant in Spain from 2025

Seat announced that it will start production of purely electric vehicles at its main plant in Martorell, Spain, from 2025 onwards. The Spanish brand is allocating 5 billion euros to R&D projects for new facilities, equipment and models. The VW subsidiary also revealed new details about the el-Born.

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May 29, 2020 - 11:39 am

VW to take over majority stake in JAC joint venture

Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plan to increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen, its joint venture for electric mobility, and to invest around one billion euros in this. The Wolfsburg-based company will invest another billion in a Chinese battery specialist.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/19/cupra-takes-the-win-for-the-first-season-of-pure-etcr/
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