SEAT Announces First All Electric Vehicle

Mon 3rd Jun 2019

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has announced its first entry into the all-electric car market with the launch of the Mii Electric.

SEAT will cease production of the combustion engine Mii in July of this year before replacing it in the production line with what has been described as an all-electric city car.

With a range of the 260km, the Mii Electric is likely to be marketed as one of the most affordable options for those looking to make the move to electric.

“The market is changing, and electrification is expanding at an unprecedented rate,” said Luca de Meo, president of SEAT. “In Europe, the electric vehicle market grew by 46% in the first 4 months of the year, [and] moving forward we expect electrified vehicles to play an important role within our range.

“The Mii electric is the start of that journey, and at the same time brings to the market an affordable electric car.”

The highly anticipated car is expected to begin taking orders from September and will also incorporate the company’s innovative new SEAT Connect application, a tool which will allow users to remotely access elements of the car’s on-board information such as driving data, parking position and air conditioning - so you can set your car to chill on a hot day before getting in your car.

The Mii is part of a range of EVs which will be launched from the Spanish brand with an el-Born to be followed by plug-in hybrids of the Tarraco, Leon and Cupra models.