At the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, where typically the latest smartphone is unveiled, SEAT has used the event to demonstrate the companies future vision of in-car connectivity and communication with the introduction of their first electric car, the eMii.
Don’t get too excited though. The Seat eMii is an electric prototype intended to promote a carsharing pilot project for employees of Metropolis:Lab Barcelona. Understandably, the car is based on parent company Volkswagen’s e-Up! baby electric car and shares the same powertrain, offering 81bhp, 210Nm torque and a 18.7kWh battery. Claimed range is 100-miles.
Because the Mii and indeed eMii are effectively reskinned versions of the Up and e-Up! respectively, there’s a chance that SEAT may introduce the car to the open market. However, the likelihood is this won’t happen at least until 2019, when battery technology and electric car sales are predicted to have improved. Nevertheless, it’s a small start and a good indication that another VAG group brand will offer electric vehicles in the future.
Source; SEAT / MWC