Yesterday, Aston Martin showcased its jointly developed with Brough Superior AMB 001 180hp track only sports bike. Now SEAT, the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain, is to break into the two-wheeler market with the presentation of the SEAT eScooter concept.
The company will sell its own fully electric, 125cc-equivalent scooter, with the official presentation taking place at the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress on 19th November. The new SEAT eScooter concept forms part of the company’s urban mobility strategy, which focuses on offering sustainable solutions for cities.
SEAT announced it would spearhead the Volkswagen Group’s micro-mobility strategy at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. This strategy also includes the SEAT Minimó concept car as well as the SEAT eXS Kickscooter powered by Segway which was presented at the 2018 Smart City Expo.
SEAT President Luca de Meo stated that “the constant growth of large cities makes achieving efficient mobility one of the main challenges to overcome. Today 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.”
Barcelona has the most motorcycles per capita in Europe and has a long-standing affinity with two-wheeled vehicles. For this reason, SEAT will develop this concept in collaboration with Barcelona-based electric motorcycle maker Silence, and it will be sold to both private customers and sharing fleets.