Seat is going to launch a fully electric city car for urban use in 2025 – promising an on-the-road price of less than £18,000
Seat has committed to launch a pure EV city car for urban motorists and says it will go on sale to customers by 2025.
The new car will be priced from just over £17,000, and even the most expensive version won’t cost much more than £22,000.
Currently, the only EV on sale for less than £20,000 is the two-seat Smart Fortwo EV.
Seat bosses say that rolling out the urban-friendly city car will see it “enter a segment essential to making electromobility accessible and an important milestone on the road to sustainability, fighting climate change”.
The new urban EV will effectively replace today’s Seat Mii Electric.
What’s more, Seat has some bold sales targets for the new EV, planning to make more than half a million models a year, both for itself and other members of the Volkswagen Group.
These will be built in Spain – but only, added president Wayne Griffiths, if the firm gets a “clear commitment by the European Commission”.
This is seen as a call for the EC to clarify plans on when major markets will need to switch to pure EV for all new cars.
The UK already plans to go fully-electrified by 2030, with only pure EVs allowed to be sold from 2035.