At the Smart City Expo World Congress, SEAT presented a major breakthrough in its urban mobility strategy with a triple announcement – the first electric e-Scooter from the brand, the creation of a new strategic business unit – SEAT Urban Mobility – and the presentation of its new e-Kickscooter concept.
The SEAT e-Scooter concept is a fully-electric e-Scooter concept that has a compact design based on stylized geometric shapes. The final version of the motorcycle will ultimately be available to buy in 2020 and will be aimed at private users, shared services and fleets.
SEAT has signed a collaboration agreement with Barcelona-based scooter manufacturer Silence, which will see the e-Scooter built at its facilities in Molins de Rei, located halfway between Barcelona and Martorell in Spain.
The new Head of Urban Mobility at SEAT, Lucas Casasnovas, stated that “we aim to become an ally for cities and the SEAT e-Scooter concept is the answer to public demand for more agile mobility. Our collaboration with Silence is an example of how cooperation between partners enables us to be more efficient.”
The e-Scooter concept is equipped with a 7kW motor with a peak rate of 11kW (14.8hp), equivalent to 125cc, which delivers instant engine torque of 240Nm. The scooter reaches a top speed of 100km/h (62mph), enough to accelerate to 50 km/h (31mph) in just 3.8 seconds. Furthermore, its driving range on a single charge amounts to 115 kilometers (71 miles), according to the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) test results.
The battery can be removed and easily charged at home or public charging stations at an estimated cost to all customers of only €0.70 (roughly PhP40.00) for every 100 kilometers (62 miles) in continental Europe. In addition, the e-Scooter concept has enough storage space for two helmets beneath the seat, it is connected, and users can track its battery charge level or location via a mobile app.
SEAT, S.A. (Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo), is a Spanish automobile manufacturer that was founded on May 9, 1950, and has its headquarters in Martorell, Spain. Since 1986, it has been part of the German Volkswagen Group.