First All-Electric SEAT Unveiled: On Market By 2020
Seat has officially unveiled its first electric car called el-Born. This is a pre-production prototype so far. However, it should go on sale by 2020.
The 2019 Seat el-Born Concept is the second electric vehicle based on the VW’s MEB platform (Volkswagen ID hatchback was the first). Seat’s model looks more sporty and emotional, what is in the line with the brand’s philosophy.
The automaker claims that a production version of the el-Born will drive 260 miles (420km) on a single charge (WLTP cycle) and accelerate to 62mph (100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds. The power will be 204hp, the battery capacity – 62kWh.
On top of that, the Seat el-Born will be able to charge thanks to 100kW DC charging: 80% charge within 47 min.
There is a 10-inch touchscreen inside and much free space due to a well-thought-over layout.
The equipment includes an improved temperature control system that uses a special heat pump to reduce electricity consumption. As they say in the company, such a system can save up to 37 miles (60km) of range, which will undoubtedly be appreciated by owners living in countries with a cold climate.