The SEAT Mii electric, a city car, and the first electric vehicle from the brand, has a driving range of 161.5 miles (260km WLTP). Production of the internal combustion engine Mii will stop in July.
Luca de Meo, President of SEAT, says “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.”
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 31mph (50km/h) from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds.
The car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, provides up to 161.5 miles (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.
SEAT says that 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 vehicles on sale.
SEAT Mii electric production will begin in Bratislava (Slovakia) in Q4 2019, with market introduction in Q1 2020.
The Mii electric will be on static display only at the upcoming UK leg of the SEAT On Tour later this month. Customer ordering of SEAT Mii electric will start this autumn.
SEAT’s first production all-electric vehicle also lays the groundwork for future members to join the family, with more EVs and PHEVs due in the near future, including the all-electric SEAT el-Born, plug-in hybrid versions of Leon, and high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of CUPRA Formentor and CUPRA Leon.