But don't get your hopes up.

SEAT’s Mii city car just received an all-new powertrain. In place of the standard 1.0-litre 59-horsepower petrol engine is a new electric powertrain with a range of 100 miles. The e-Mii made its debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain this past weekend.

Essentially a rebadged version of the VW e-Up!, the e-Mii uses a more powerful 81-horsepower electric motor with 154 pound-feet of torque and an 18.7 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The car has an estimated range of around 100 miles, and is able to hit 62 miles per hour in 11.3 seconds. The e-Mii can be charged in nine hours using a standard household socket. Equipped with a more powerful CCS 40-kW system, the battery can go from dead to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.

This all sounds fantastic! Unfortunately, SEAT says it has... er, no plans to bring the e-Mii to production anytime soon. Boo. Instead, the company will focus on mobility as a whole. CEO Luca De Meo made those plans perfectly clear at the MWC.

"SEAT’s goal is to make progress and become a leader in technologies which enable us to offer an experience that is easy, connected and customised," he said. "Technologies such as the ones we are presenting today and expect to include in our models beginning in 2018-2019."

The company reportedly plans to introduce more electric cars in the future based on the new VW Group MEB platform, which will be used extensively in development of electric cars and SUVs in the future. The car that puts the 'e' into Seat is coming. Just not yet.

Source: SEAT

 

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