SEAT is taking an inclusive approach in its work on future mobility. This includes two-wheeled forms of transport: in 2020 the Spanish brand will launch its first fully electric motorcycle.
The evolution of mobility will influence many aspects of daily life, especially in the cities, where means of transport will take on different forms in order to meet the needs of the users.
SEAT is playing a leading role in this transformation, with a wide-ranging vision that includes a number of different product types. After presenting vehicles specifically designed for urban micromobility, such as the eXS Kickscooter (developed with Segway) and the fully electric and ultra compact Minimó concept car, the Spanish brand will enter the motorcycle market with its own 100% electric eScooter equivalent to a 125 cc model. It will be launched in 2020 and will be sold to both private customers and companies operators of sharing services.
The eScooter is part of SEAT’s urban mobility strategy, which focuses on offering sustainable solutions for cities throughout the world. This vision was made public a year ago, during the Mobile World Congress, when the Spanish brand announced that it would spearhead the Volkswagen Group’s urban micromobility strategy.
“The constant growth of large cities makes achieving efficient mobility one of the main challenges to overcome. We are taking a further step in our urban micromobility strategy by confirming the launch of the first eScooter in the history of the brand,” stated SEAT President Luca de Meo.
Luca de Meo, SEAT President
Barcelona, a city on two wheels
Barcelona is the European city with the most motorcycles per capita and has a long-standing two-wheeler mobility tradition. SEAT is developing this concept in collaboration with Barcelona-based electric motorcycle maker Silence.
Through its journey of transformation, the Spanish brand is consistently growing its offer to consumers by responding to one of the major mobility trends of the future: the collaborative, shared, sustainable economy. SEAT already offers carsharing services through the Respiro start-up, and is selling the eXS KickScooter, which is also available through the sharing service UFO.
Source: SEAT S.A.