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SEAT builds electric scooter

by on06 November 2019

So Italian pedestrians crossing the road can be killed by a silent hoard of students on scooters

Spanish car company SEAT is breaking into the motorcycle market with its own eScooter.

The company will sell its own fully electric, 125cc-equivalent motorcycle, with the official presentation taking place at the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress on 19th November.

SEAT announced it would spearhead the Volkswagen Group’s micromobility strategy at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. This strategy also includes the SEAT Minimó concept car as well as the SEAT eXS Kickscooter powered by Segway which was presented at the 2018 Smart City Expo.

SEAT President Luca de Meo stated that “the constant growth of large cities makes achieving efficient mobility one of the main challenges to overcome".

Barcelona has the most motorcycles per capita in Europe and has a long-standing affinity with two-wheeled vehicles. For this reason, SEAT will develop this concept in collaboration with Barcelona-based electric motorcycle maker Silence, and it will be sold to both private customers and sharing fleets.

SEAT is in the process of becoming a mobility services provider that goes beyond just manufacturing vehicles in an effort to respond to one of the major mobility trends of the future: the collaborative, shared, sustainable economy. In this sense, the company already offers carsharing services through Respiro, and in addition is selling the SEAT eXS KickScooter powered by Segway, which is available for sharing services through the start-up UFO as well.

Furthermore, SEAT presented the SEAT Minimó concept car at Mobile World Congress, a 100 percent electric vehicle that combines the best of a car and a motorcycle and is designed to adapt to the mobile platforms that are going to shape the future of driving in cities.

Last modified on 06 November 2019
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