Tag: Seat

Sep 11, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Seat Mii electric the cheapest of VW’s electric cars

Seat has published the price for the Mii electric for Germany. The small electric car of the Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary will be available at a basic list price of 20,650 euros and is, therefore, cheaper than the sister models of the Škoda and VW brands.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm

Study: German carmakers have catching up to do

According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Norway: Skoda accepting deposits for electric cars

Skoda has begun accepting registrations for its first two electric models in Norway. The EVs based on Volkswagen’s MEB are the Citigo e iV and the Vision iV. Customers wanting priority on order lists will have to pay an advance of NOK 5,000 (€520).

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Jun 4, 2019 - 12:39 pm

Seat presents their first BEV: Mii electric

Seat has presented its first electric model, the Mii electric, in Oslo. It will replace the conventionally powered Mii, whose production will end in July 2019. Advance sales start in September and the first units are to be delivered before the end of this year.

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May 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm

VW to manufacture small electric car in Eastern Europe

Volkswagen’s plans for future plants are changing rapidly: from 2023, the purely electric small car for less than 20,000 euros is to be built in Eastern Europe instead of in Emden in Germany as originally planned. The Zwickau plant in Germany will probably hand over the production of the I.D. Crozz to Emden.

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Apr 9, 2019 - 05:37 pm

Madrid: Seat plans eXS electric scooter sharing project

Seat has sold more than 5,000 units of its eXS electric kick scooter, which was developed in collaboration with Segway, and is now entering into a strategic partnership with the startup UFO to make 530 of its electric pedal scooters available to the public in Madrid via an app.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:45 pm

Seat makes electrification plans public

Seat has put its electrical strategy into concrete terms. The VW subsidiary plans to launch six electrified models on the market by the beginning of 2021. The electric versions of the Seat Mii and the Seat el-Born will be the first two all-electric models of the Spanish car brand.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 03:53 pm

Seat presents study of very small electric car

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which has just started, Seat is presenting a fully electric micro-car concept for sharing services. The 1+1-seater Seat Minimó requires very little space and comes with replaceable batteries.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 04:44 pm

VW pushes global electrification offensive

Seat, the Volkswagen Group China and JAC intend to jointly develop a series of Seat EVs to launch in China in 2021. Meanwhile, VW’s man in North America, Scott Keogh announced they would introduce their first MEB based model in the USA in 2020.

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Nov 15, 2018 - 03:27 pm

Volkswagen upgrading Zwickau for 330,000 EV capacity

The German automobile manufacturer has announced their plan to upgrade the Zwickau facility to become the most effective electric vehicle production facility in Europe. A capacity of 330,000 vehicles per year is the eventual target for the CO²-neutral I.D. vehicle range, which will begin production in late 2019.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 07:51 pm

Electric touring series ETCR to start in 2020

As part of the presentation for the new electric race car CUPRA e-Racer by Seat, which took place at the finale of the GT Open and the TCR Europe, the announced touring series ECTR was officially presented. The most important detail: It will kick off in 2020.

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Jul 10, 2018 - 05:06 pm

Seat coming to China with VW gearing up for growth

Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary Seat will enter China by hooking onto the JAC Volkswagen joint venture. Together the three plan to establish a R&D centre for electric vehicles. Development is to culminate in a dedicated electric car platform for China and beyond in 2021.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 05:53 pm

Seat teaming up with Rimac for CUPRA e-Racer

Since Seat decided to get into electrification of their performance segment, they found a powerful partner. Croatia’s super car maker Rimac Automobili will drive the technology behind the Cupra e-Racer in order to “introduce a whole new E TCR category,” says CEO Mate Rimac.

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Mar 22, 2018 - 03:28 pm

Seat Leon to be released as PHEV in 2020

Seat made the announcement as part of their annual presentation for the 2017 results in Madrid, stating that the plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle would be released on the market in 2020.  It will be manufactured in the Spanish Martorell factory.

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Feb 20, 2018 - 07:20 pm

Seat takes over ride-share provider Respiro

Seat has acquired the Spanish ride-share startup Respiro, which is currently operating in Madrid with about 200 vehicles, including electric and hybrid ones. The plan is to expand the ride-share company to further major cities in the coming years.

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Feb 8, 2018 - 05:58 pm

Volkswagen’s BEV for China clearly comes from JAC

Leaked images reveal the design of a Volkswagen EV for the Chinese market. However, the budget vehicle will not be sold under the VW label and is not exactly a new car either. Instead it is clearly inspired by JAC’s existing iEV7S with some changes to the front and rear.

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Feb 2, 2018 - 03:21 pm

Seat is purportedly planning its first MEB EV

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has tentatively announced their plans for a new MEB electric vehicle slated for release in 2020. Based on the new MEB platform, designed by VW, the car will feature a Modular Electrification Toolkit. 

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Jun 28, 2017 - 09:36 am

Aston Martin, Renault, Seat, Kia, BMW, Shenzhen Wuzhoulong.

Aston Martin to limit RapidE: The British want to manufacture no more than 155 units of its all-electric RapidE from 2019. That is just one third of the amount announced initially. The reason is that Aston Martin quit its partnership (for this electric model) with Chinese company Le Eco due to the latter’s financial problems. Pre-orders with a down payment of 10 percent of the total 200,000 pounds shall be possible from August. The electric version of Aston Martin’s DBX is supposed to enter the market by 2019.
reuters.com

Renault-Kangoo-ZE-2015Pricing for Renault’s electric Kangoo: In Germany, net prices for the new Kangoo Z.E. with its 33 kWh battery start at 20,820 euros, the cheapest long version Kangoo Maxi is available for 22,820. For the first time, the French offer the battery for sale rather than lease only with its EV.
electrive.net

Seat to electrify its Cupra: The Spanish intend to create electric versions of its performance models called Cupra. So far, the Seat Leon is the only one existing as well in a Cupra version, but in 2018 an Ateca Cupra is to follow. Seat’s first EV model based on the MEB platform is due by 2019.
autoexpress.co.uk

No electrification of Kia’s Stonic: The Korean car manufacturer denies rumours claiming an electric twin of its compact crossover Stonic at launch. Marketing head Seo Bo-won stated that there won’t be a hybrid version neither. The explanation is that Kia seeks to delineate the Stonic from the Niro.
theinvestor.co.kr

BMW extends its U.S. factory: The Germans want to invest 600m dollars in Spartanburg, South Carolina and create 1,000 jobs over the next four years, BMW announced during its X3 model presentation. It seems likely, the planned X3 electric version will be made in Spartanburg from 2019, too.
motortrend.com, businessinsider.com

New electric bus for China: Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors has presented a 12 metre electric bus for the Chinese market. The Wuzhoulong F2 Felicity comes with a 250 kW drive from UQM and shall be particularly light and thus particularly energy-efficient.
greencarcongress.com, businesswire.com

May 9, 2017 - 07:42 am

Seat, Ideo, Tesla, Toyota, Hero Electric, India.

Electrified Seat Arona? First photos have emerged that show Seat’s compact crossover Arona, which is to go on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. The compact SUV is similar to the Ibiza and may become available in a PHEV version and from 2020 on all-electric, Autobild has learnt.
autoexpress.co.uk, autobild.de (in German)

Moving together: Design company Ideo has outlined an autonomous EV concept designed for ride sharing. The futuristic four-seater has a striking glass roof but also allows for privacy of passengers with a seat shell that can envelop the back seat. So far, the project is at concept stage only.
designboom.com (with video), ireviews.com, automobility.ideo.com

Tesla has removed restrictions of its Autosteer. The speed limit for handsfree driving (in theory) on highways climbs to 145 kph, up from 128 kph. Off highway, the update replaces the 56 kph limit with an adaptive system keeping pace at 8 kph above the official speed limit, or at 72 kph when there is none.
electrek.co

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Double triumph for Toyota: One week ahead of Le Mans’ 24 Hours, Toyota celebrated a double victory at the latest FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race in Spa, outpacing competitor Porsche, whose pilots finished third and forth. After 6 hours, it was the TS050 with Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson on board that crossed the finish line first.
autocar.co.uk, fiawec.com

Hero to extend scooter line-up: Indian manufacturer Hero Electric works on a broader assortment and thus, plans to enter the market with two new models every year, starting in 2017. To power the electric scooters, Hero has struck a deal with Bosch to supply electric drives.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

India to progress electrification: There shall be no more vehicles with combustion engines on India’s road comes 2030 but EVs only. Plans have now been brought forward in order to reach this objective. An influential government think-tank suggests a set of measures which includes lower taxes and interest rates for loans on EVs, limited registration of conventional cars similar to China, re-investment of tax revenues from the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles into EV charging stations and the installation of a battery factory next year by the government. The report further favours EVs over HEVs, whose subsidies would be discontinued.
reuters.com

May 3, 2017 - 08:44 am

BMW, General Motors, Nissan, New Zealand, Seat, Hyundai.

iNext to be made in Germany: BMW decided to manufacture its first autonomous EV in the company’s very own backyard in Lower Bavaria, or Dingolfing to be exact. The idea is to keep production close to its HQ that concentrates tech and development competence in Munich. Just a few weeks ago, BMW announced the creation a new R&D centre for autonomous driving in the north of the city but will also work on the iNext drivetrain here. The iNext is scheduled to roll off the lines by 2021, while production of other i-models will remain in Leipzig, Saxony.
bmwblog.com, press.bmwgroup.com

GM to make EVs profitable? General Motors wants to be the first carmaker to enter the EV profit zone by making electric cars more affordable. Hence, the company’s engineers seek to make batteries less heavy and more efficient, says GM executive Mark Reuss. Coupled with the earlier announced strategy to substantially increase production output especially in China, where GM intends to introduce 10 electrified models by 2020, battery costs could significantly decline indeed.
phys.org

Range is relative as it is highly dependent on the test cycle. Nissan obviously uses the Japanese JC08 standard that is among the most optimistic and gives the next-gen Leaf 350 to 400km. By 2020, Nissan intends to launch a comparable model with 550 km range that may reach 450 – 500km in Europe.
hybridcars.com

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3D printed EV in New Zealand: The Drop is the name of a three-wheeled electric car that shall come out of a 3D-printer in New Zealand. With 300 km range and a price around 10,000 dollars, its creator Ira Munn addresses commuters. His endeavour is supported by tech charity Accelerating Aotearoa and Massey University. Together, they hope to present a prototype in August and “print” serially by March 2018.
stuff.co.nz

Seat EV becomes concrete: The first all-electric car in Seat’s line-up will either be an electrified Mii minicar or Leon compact, CEO Luda de Meo now confirmed earlier guesses. The model is due by 2019, one year before Seat wants to produce its first EV utilising VW’s common MEB platform.
europe.autonews.com

Hyundai prices Ioniq in Canada: The hybrid version of the Ioniq starts at 24,299 dollars, whereas the EV version costs 35,649 USD. While the HEV will be available throughout Canada, the Ioniq EV will only be offered in provinces with EV rebates, namely Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
ca.motor1.com

Mar 30, 2017 - 08:01 am

Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Nissan, Electra Meccanica, FF.

Mercedes accelerates electric car roll-out: The premium segment is under pressure since diesel’s dirty secret has been aired, emission rules become ever tighter, and Tesla writes record after record and so Daimler reacts. 10 EVs by 2022 is the latest target – that is 3 years earlier than initially planned in Paris. On Wednesday’s annual conference in Berlin, CEO Dieter Zetsche also announced, he would invest 10bn euros in order to expand the electric lineup under the EQ label that shall cover every segment from compact to luxury. Fuel cells were not mentioned though.
bloomberg.com, autonews.com

Skoda envisions e-mobility: There will be five all-electric models based on the MEB platform by 2025, said VW’s Czech subsidiary and also revealed further details on its first concept EV on the occasion. The Skoda Vision E is to go on display in Shanghai on April, 19 but preliminary spec reveal a range of 500 km and level 3 autonomous driving capability of the electric crossover coupe. Market entry is set for 2020 but a plug-in hybrid Superbe will hit the shelves a year earlier already.
autoexpress.co.uk, carscoops.com

Seat is intensifying its electric endeavour as well as the Volkswagen brand plans for three EVs by 2020, Autocar learnt. Starting with the e-Mii with VW e-Up technology in 2019, next in line may be a compact electric car like the Leon with the VW e-Golf system. Lastly, an electric SUV resembling Volkswagen’s T-Roc is most likely.
autocar.co.uk

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New Leaf spy shots: Nissan’s next-gen Leaf has been caught on camera in camouflage but its silhouette points to the IDS concept. The 2018 Leaf will be revealed this September and Nissan plans to launch it before the year’s end.
motorauthority.com, greencarreports.com

Electra Meccanica roadster: Canadian Electra Meccanica vamped up its electric trike and displays the high performing Solo-R at the Vancouver Auto Show, where it also announced an electric roadster. The Tofino is destined for delivery from early 2019 for 50,000 Canadian dollars (about 35,000 euros).
electrek.co, marketwired.com

Faraday’s future remains in limbo at least in Californian Vallejo, where the company now cancelled its plan to build a second facility. Yet, Nevada shall stand – once construction continues.
techcrunch.com

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:15 am

Peugeot, Seat, China, Mini, Bentley, Tesla, FF.

Peugeot-Instinct-ConceptPeugeot plug-in concept: The French will bring the Instinct Concept to Geneva, a study that embodies Peugeot’s vision of autonomous and connected driving. The future is at least partially electric – the concept is equipped with a 300 hp plug-in hybrid system.
autocar.co.uk, autonews.com

Seat’s first electric car has been revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as planned. It is indeed the Mii that utilises VW e-Up technology. While the first models will serve as shared electric cars for employees in Spain, rumour has it the Mii EV may hit the market by 2019.
autocar.co.uk, youtube.com

High-level lobbying: Initially, China wanted to force automakers to shift 8 percent of their production to electric and hybrid vehicles in 2018. This may now be moved to 2019 and the percentage possibly lowered. Germany had followed complaints by makers like Volkswagen, whose electrification remains slow but was echoed by Chinese manufacturers. Details of the new rules are currently being worked out in China.
global.handelsblatt.com

Mini to leave Britain? As a “hard Brexit” becomes more likely, BMW ponders to move production of the electric Mini from Oxford to Leipzig or Regensburg, Handelsblatt has learnt. The Germans may also tap Dutch Nedcar, which already builds two Mini models for BMW.
handelsblatt.com

E-SUV by Bentley: The British luxury brand sees a market for a smaller SUV just below the Bentayga and considers making it all-electric, according to head of technology Rolf Frech. But such a Bentley EV would kick off no sooner than by 2020 and only after planned PHEV variants.
autonews.com

Tesla and FF appoint new CFOs: Tesla’s CFO Jason Wheeler will abandon his post in April to be replaced by former CFO Deepak Ahuja. Wheeler is off to work on public policies, a bold move in the current political climate. Over at Faraday Future, Stefan Krause, former executive at BMW and Deutsche Bank, is to take care of finances at the new EV maker and will have a lot to sort out.
manager-magazin.de (FF, in German), electrek.co (Tesla)

Feb 23, 2017 - 09:27 am

Smart, Seat, Range Rover, Ferrari, Honda.

smart-ed-elektroauto-300x150Smart ED details: Daimler has revealed it all, technology and accessories of the electric versions of the Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour, which will be available from March, 10. Prices start at 21,940 and 22,600 euros before incentives. The new Smart Fortwo ED convertible will hit the market this summer, while autumn will see the introduction of fast-charging at 22 kW.
daimler.com

Seat is moving swiftly on electrification as it plans to present an EV prototype at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next Monday. The electric model that may be a Mii shall serve in a car sharing pilot project for Seat employees in the Catalan capital.
seat.com

Range Rover PHEV(s) in Geneva: Jaguar Land Rover published the first official picture that shows the Range Rover Velar SUV due to debut at the Geneva Auto Show. A plug-in hybrid variant is likely. Not official but photos nonetheless emerged of the Range Rover PHEV that will go on sale next year.
autocar.co.uk (Velar), autocar.co.uk (Range Rover PHEV)

LaFerrari special edition? Patent drawings hint at an anniversary model, created by Ferrari’s Special Projects division. It primed the familiar LaFerrari shape but with futuristic styling elements such as thin headlights and larger air intakes.
autocar.co.uk

Electric Ariel Atom: Honda filed a patent for a minimalistic sports car that resembles the 2015 concept Ariel Atom. It looks as if the racer will have an electric drive.
autocar.co.uk

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/11/seat-mii-available-to-order-soon-for-20650e/
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