The Spanish brandâ€™s 100% electric scooter has been launched in Italy to meet the growing demand for alternative forms of urban mobility. It boasts a range of 137 km for zero-emission trips around town and advanced connectivity; and, just as importantly, its battery can be removed and recharged at home.
Following its debut in Spain last summer, the SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 has been launched in Italy too. It is the Spanish brandâ€™s first 100% electric scooter. Targeted at city dwellers negotiating urban traffic on a daily basis, it combines practicality and simplicity. Urban mobility is changing and many users prefer to get around using agile and sustainable forms of transport.
The SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 is proof that the Spanish manufacturer is in tune with new mobility requirements and intent on embracing these changes by extending its offering: â€œAs the world changes, so too must our approach to mobility â€“ in particular in urban environments. The SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 demonstrates our determination and willingness to meet customersâ€™ needs,â€? explains Lucas Casasnovas, SEAT MÃ“ Director.
The SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 democratises sustainable and electric mobility with a nod to the future: its users make zero-emission trips and contribute to improving air quality in congested urban areas.
The list price is 6,750 Euros for the Italian market, but government incentives mean that a discount of up to 40% will be applied if it is traded in for an older model. The scooter is available for 48 monthly payments of 99 Euros with no upfront cost.
Designed in collaboration with Barcelona-based electric vehicle maker Silence, the scooter is powered by a 7 kW electric motor â€“ with 9 kW of peak power â€“ equivalent to a 125 cc combustion engine. It can reach 95 km/h and has a range of up to 137 km.
In terms of acceleration and recovery, the SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 offers performance built for the city: it takes just 3.9 seconds to go from 0 to 50 km/h â€“ comparable to a 300-cc scooter. There are three driving modes â€“ Eco, City and Sport â€“ to suit different traffic conditions, and the 5.6 kWh battery can be removed (it weighs 40 kg) and fully charged in 6-8 hours via a domestic power outlet.
Users can connect to the scooter with a dedicated My SEAT MÃ“ app to access a range of functions and information on the vehicle. Theyâ€™ll also never forget where their SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 is parked thanks to real-time localisation â€“ and, if necessary, they can also turn the vehicle on and off remotely by pressing a button with the digital key function.
Another key feature is the Smart Light fixed on the helmet, which acts not only as an extra brake light but also as an emergency device. If an accident should take place, the Smart Light sends a message to the userâ€™s telephone to check his or her condition. If there is no response within a minute, the device automatically calls for help and sends a notification to the userâ€™s emergency contacts with his or her location.
Thanks to vehicle fleet management software created by the SEAT:CODE digital development centre, more than 600 SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 are used for a scooter sharing service launched in Barcelona last summer.
The platform integrates an app for users with a highly precise geolocation system which provides an entirely digital way of monitoring connected vehicles in real time, allowing administrators to change parking areas and manage user payments.
SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 on the island of Astypalaia
The SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 has also just landed on the island of Astypalaia as part of an ambitious project by the Volkswagen Group in partnership with the Greek government to turn the island into an example of sustainable, 100%-electric and smart mobility.
The objective is to make the Mediterranean island carbon neutral, transforming it into a lab and model for other similar locations. The first electric scooters recently began operating, alongside the first fully electric police car in Greece â€“ a Volkswagen ID.4 â€“ and vehicles used at the airport and by the islandâ€™s municipality.
The Volkswagen Group at the cutting edge
The SEAT MÃ“ eScooter 125 is part of the companyâ€™s strategy for urban mobility. SEAT is playing a key role within the Volkswagen Group in this area through its new SEAT MÃ“ brand.
Mobility has evolved to encompass a range of aspects from daily life, above all in urban contexts. For this reason the business unit intends to offer sustainable solutions for cities across the world â€“ specifically electric vehicles designed for urban environments such as the electric eKickscooter and the MinimÃ³ quadricycle.
Source:Â SEAT S.A.