Seat el-Born's 260 Mile Range
Seat will showcase its first electric car, the el-Born, at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
It has a 260-mile range and can be recharged in as little as 47 minutes.
The el-Born is the first fully electric model to be revealed that is based on the VW Group’s new MEB platform.
A production version of the car is expected to hit markets by next year, after the launch of the VW ID.
The vehicle is designed and developed in Barcelona and will be manufactured at the Zwickau plant in Germany.
“Mobility is evolving and with it, the cars we drive. Seat is at the forefront of this change, and the el-Born concept embodies the technologies and design philosophy that will help us meet the challenges we face in the future,” said Luca de Meo, president of Seat.
The vehicle incorporates autonomous functionality to support the driver as well as a host of assistance systems.
Seat says the electric powertrain enables the wheels to be pushed into the four corners of the vehicle, allowing a more vibrant and energetic stance compared to traditionally powered cars.
With a power output of up to 204PS the vehicle can reach 62mph in as little as 7.5 seconds. It uses a 62kWh battery.
The 20-inch wheels are designed to create a positive flow of air that not only improves aerodynamics but also ventilates the brakes.
At the rear of the vehicle a double layer spoiler ensures that air flow remains smooth and turbulence is minimised.
The cabin features a 10-inch infotainment and connectivity screen perched in the centre of the dashboard.
Source: Fleet News
Added: 1st March 2019