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SEAT ELECTRIC CAR STRATEGY

Two factors determine the SEAT electric vehicle strategy. One, as a subsidiary of Volkswagen the parent sets the tone, on the plus side SEAT has the benefit of the larger groups research and access to the VW MEB EV platform. Two, the SEAT market segment limits it as it can only compete when EV’s are selling at around €20,000, which the company only foresees in 2019. Currently, the benchmark for medium-sized EV’s is set by the Bolt and the Tesla Model 3 of around $30,000 after incentives. The company’s first field testing vehicle, since the Altea and Leon prototype, the eMii’s high manufacturing cost at current technology rates do not allow it to be a viable product.

SEAT was one of the more aggressive entrants into the EV sector at the turn of the decade, producing two prototypes which it planned to bring to market by 2015/6. These ambitions played second fiddle to other forces.

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SEAT EV MODELS

ALTEA XL ELECTRIC ECOMOTIVE

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LEON TWINDRIVE ECOMOTIVE

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SEAT eMii

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SEAT CUPRA E-RACER

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SEAT EV SALES

Go to our detailed breakdown of Global EV Sales to see how the SEAT electric car strategy fares to its competitors in the fast-growing EV market.

GLOBAL EV SALES

THE SEAT ELECTRIC CAR STRATEGY IN THE NEWS

2018 Week 10 - SEAT presents Cupra E-Racer EV at Geneva Motors Show

It is expected that the VW subsidiary SEAT will bring an electric model of its Cupra range to market in 2019/2020. The Spanish company this week unveiled what it calls the worlds first ready to compete 100% electric race car. “The CUPRA e-Racer is a true motorsport car, delivering 300 kW of continuous power and up to 500 kW of peak power”, said Dr. Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice-President for R&D. “The CUPRA e-Racer’s intention is to exceed the performance of the conventional version, to demonstrate CUPRA’s technological capabilities at all levels”. Specs released for the Cupra e-racer shows:

  • 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds and 0-200km/h in 8.2 seconds
  • A top speed of 270km/h (168mph)
  • Lithium battery consisting of 6.072 cylindrical cells fast charged in 40 minutes.

2017 Week 26 - SEAT working on Cupra EV version

SEAT, the Spanish-based VW Group brand, announced that it would develop an electric version of the high-performance Cupra model range.

2017 Week 8 - SEAT unveiling its latest EV

SEAT, the Volkswagen-owned auto manufacturer will display an electric vehicle prototype at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The vehicle includes it’s Digital Access technology, replacing a key with a mobile phone. The first pilot will kick-off at its factory in Spain, using employees. Connectivity and the Internet of the Vehicle are bringing the world of mobile ever closer to the auto sector.

TOOLS TO COMPARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

We have designed some cool tools to compare electric vehicles. Our tools include a mobile app, charging cost calculator and EV selector. Use wattEV2Buy’s proprietary tools to find the ideal EV for your requirements and determine the cost of charging EVs.

EV SELECT

Best-EV

Not sure which model EV to choose?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use EV Select tool helps identify which electric vehicle is perfect for your specific requirements. EV Select compare electric vehicles battery electric range over various vehicle types. Within four clicks you can get the perfect luxury sedan able to drive your required distance on battery power.

CALCULATOR

EV charge cost

Unsure what the charging cost will be?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use Charging Cost Calculator compare electric vehicles charging cost in your state and relate it to equivalent gasoline cost. The charging cost calculator also allows you to be specific and customize your electricity cost in kWh and provide results in miles and kilometers, making it usable all over the world.

Western automakers should take note of new EV models from China

China’s 2018 batch of new EV models have some surprisingly good cars threatening Western automakers still grappling how to catch-up to the increased popularity of EVs. While big auto plans to bring new models to market in 2020 China is already pushing out large amounts of new EV models.

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