SEAT launches its first electric vehicle - the Mii

Jun 10, 2019   Vehicle Launch

SEAT Mii electric is the first electric vehicle from the brand, laying the groundwork for more to join the family in the future.

SEAT’s first production all-electric vehicle lays the groundwork for future members of the family, with more EVs and PHEVs due to join the Mii electric in the near future, including the all-electric SEAT el-Born, plug-in hybrid versions of the Tarraco and Leon, and high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of CUPRA Formentor and CUPRA Leon.

“The market is changing, and electrification is expanding at an unprecedented rate. In Europe, the electric vehicle market grew by 46% in the first four months of the year, moving forward we expect electrified vehicles to play an important role within our range,” said Luca de Meo, President of SEAT. “The Mii electric is the start of that journey, and at the same time brings to the market an affordable electric car.”

Design and Engineering

The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single speed transmission, provides its 61kW (83PS) of power and 212Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door car can reach 50km/h from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds – perfect for jumping in and out of traffic. And the car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, provides up to 260km* of range from a single charge based on the WLTP test cycle.

The all-electric city car is the first model to include SEAT CONNECT, giving remote access and management of the vehicle. Customers can review driving data, parking position, the vehicle’s status, including doors and lights, and the ability to control air-conditioning remotely, all from their smartphone app.

Market forces

When the Mii electric enters its key markets – Germany, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Sweden – it will be one of the most affordable electric vehicle. Costing the same as an equivalent combustion engine vehicle in the segment, but with a significantly lower total cost of ownership – battery electric vehicles require less maintenance – the city EV will revolutionise customer perceptions of the alternative powertrain technology. In order to make customer’s life easier, SEAT will also offer charging options such as the installation of a SEAT Wallbox.

Electric ancestry

The Mii electric is the latest part of SEAT’s electric story. In 1992 SEAT produced an all-electric Toledo to accompany athletes on the route of the marathon event during the Barcelona summer Olympic games. The vehicle boasted a range of 64km from its 500kg battery pack which could be recharged using a 2kW AC power supply.

More recently SEAT introduced the e-Mii prototype carsharing pilot project. A fleet of some 5 all-electric Mii prototypes are used on the roads of Barcelona, allowing more than 1,000 employees at SEAT Metropolis:Lab Barcelona and the Pier 01 Barcelona Tech City, to hop in and out of vehicles as and when they need.

The project has fed into the Mii electric vehicle and given valuable insight into how electric vehicles work on public roads.

SEAT Mii electric production will begin in Bratislava (Slovakia) in Q4 2019, with a market introduction starting from the very end of the year. The reveal of the car took place today in Oslo, during the brand’s SEAT On Tour event.

Pre-sales of the SEAT Mii electric for the customers will start in September.

 

Technical data

Motor:

Max. power 61kW (83PS)

Max. torque 212Nm

Battery:

Lithium-ion

Capacity 36.8kWh

Charge time at AC 7.2kW to 80%, ~4 hours

Charge time at DC 40kW to 80%, ~1 hour

Range:

260km* (WLTP)

Performance:

Acceleration, 0-50km/h in 3.9 seconds

Top speed 130km/h

Dimensions:

Length: 3,557mm

Width: 1,645mm

Height: 1,478mm

Wheelbase: 2,420mm

Boot capacity:

250 litres (up to 923litres with rear seats folded)

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