SEAT eScooter concept set for Barcelona launch
SEAT will unveil a new, all-electric eScooter concept at the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress on 19 November.
The electric scooter forms part of the brand’s ‘urban micromobility strategy’, which also spawned the SEAT Minimo quadricycle concept earlier this year.
Only a single teaser image has been released so far: it shows what appears to be the rear end of the bike, with passenger handles above the brake-light signature. A triangular section in the centre of the design is similar to that used on the Minimo, indicating that they're cut from the same cloth.
No performance details have been confirmed at this stage, although SEAT says the eScooter will be the equivalent to a 125cc petrol-powered motorcycle.
“The constant growth of large cities makes achieving efficient mobility one of the main challenges to overcome,” said SEAT president Luca de Meo. “Today, we are taking a further step in our urban micromobility strategy by confirming the launch of the first eScooter in the history of the brand.”
The company says it "will sell" an electric scooter at some stage, and has promised that sales will be open to both private and fleet buyers.
SEAT confirmed that further development of the concept would happen in conjunction with Silence, an electric-motorcycle specialist based in Barcelona. However, no timeframe has been given for the arrival of a production model.
The Spanish brand – which is owned by parent company Volkswagen Group – has two electric cars in the pipeline: the £19,300 Mii electric city car will arrive early next year, with the el-Born hatchback set to follow later in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Minimo is set to enter production in 2021, although SEAT is holding talks with third parties to see if an external company will build the quadricycle on its behalf.