Seat Electric Scooter Concept Unveiled
Modified On Nov 20, 2019 By Praveen M.
It marks the Spanish brand’s entry into the two-wheeler segment
- The e-scooter concept features a 7kW motor which makes 240Nm of torque at the wheel.
- It offers a range of 115km as per WMTC cycle.
- Seat plans to launch the production version of the scooter next year.
Seat, a Spanish carmaker had earlier teased its first two-wheeler, an electric scooter concept just last week. Now the brand has unveiled the concept at the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress today. The production version of the concept is slated for launch in 2020.
With the concept, Seat announced the creation of a new strategic division called Seat Urban Mobility. As the name suggests, this division will oversee ways to improve personal transportation in urban spaces. So the production version of the electric scooter concept could also be offered for ride-sharing services.
Seat President Luca de Meo said, “this strategic business unit will enable us to focus our efforts on the user’s new mobility needs. SEAT is the micromobility centre of competence for the Volkswagen Group, and that means developing purpose designed products for all the Group’s brands, not only for SEAT. In addition, we will also deliver services and solutions for private customers and for fleets.”
The Seat electric scooter concept comes with a 7kW electric motor which is capable of producing 11kW of peak power. The torque output stands at 240Nm (at the wheel), and the scooter can accelerate from 0-50kmph in 3.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 100kmph and it offers a WMTC-claimed range of 115km. With these figures, Seat says its performance is comparable to a 125cc petrol-powered scooter.
It features an all-LED lighting system; large underseat storage that’s capable of holding two (half face) helmets and app connectivity. It also gets a removable battery which is claimed to cost EUR 0.70 (around Rs 56) per 100km. The scooter rides on a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. Brakes include disc on both ends and the alloy wheels are wrapped with Michelin radial tyres on both ends.
Overall, the scooter looks pretty close to production notwithstanding the design. Expect the production model to come with traditional tyres and a relatively simpler bodywork.