Seat’s el-Born EV can charge its batteries to 80% in 47 minutes
Seat UK made its first moves to becoming a prominent player in the e-mobility industry as it unveiled its new el-Born electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid CUV whilst it looks to revamp micro mobility at the Geneva Motor Show 2019.
The Spanish car manufacturing company, which is a member of the Volkswagen Group, presented its vision for electric mobility by introducing the urban two-seater, which is the company’s fully EV and will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.
With its 100 kW DC supercharging capacities, the battery can be returned from 0% to 80% in as little as 47 minutes.
Expected to be available on the market from 2020, it is a bid by the company to bring e-mobility closer to young drivers, as its customer base that is 10 years younger than the European average.
In the same year, its second concept, the CUPRA Formentor, a high-performance plug-in hybrid CUV with CUPRA DNA, will be available on the market.
It is Seat’s first vehicle developed specifically for CUPRA, which recently celebrated its first year on the market and in the first two months of 2019, the brand increased sales by 101.4%.
Finally, Seat presented Minimó for the second time after making its first appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona as the city ally that is designed to revolutionise urban micromobility.
The one-seater electric concept combines the benefits of cars and motorcycles delivering easy parking and the agility of a two-wheeler whilst ensuring the safety of a larger vehicle.
All three models are equipped with hyperconnectivity technology, featuring new creations such as voice-controlled infotainment systems, which has made the company a frontrunner in this part of the business.
National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Survey results showed the company, which has become one of the fastest growing carmakers in Europe, had an improved performance, with double-digit sales growth continuing in 2019.