SEAT outlines six electric and plug-in models

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SEAT has presented its electric strategy which, up until the beginning of 2021, will include six electric and plug-in hybrid models.

The electric version of the Mii and el-Born will be the brand’s first two fully electric models, while the new generation Leon and the Tarraco will feature a plug-in hybrid version. Furthermore, the Cupra Leon and the Cupra Formentor will also have a plug-in hybrid variant.

For the first time in the history of the company, SEAT will develop a new vehicle platform in collaboration with the Volkswagen brand, a smaller version of the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB), on which multiple vehicles across the Group will be based.

During the presentation of the results held at SEAT’s corporate headquarters in Martorell, company CEO Luca de Meo stated that “SEAT now has a clearer role in the Volkswagen Group, and thanks to the results obtained, we have earned the new electric vehicle platform. For the first time, the SEAT Technical Centre will be developing a platform that may be used by more brands around the globe.”

“SEAT is a crucial building block for the future of the Volkswagen Group,” added Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. “It is a successful and important player again based on close cooperation and synergies, as well as joint technology and product development within the Group.

“The small electric platform is a great illustration for this. It enables us to realize the first electric vehicle that is especially designed for urban journeys available for less than €20,000 (US$22,500). That is democratizing sustainable mobility.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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