SEAT has entered the motorcycle market, solidifying its commitment to urban mobility. They have taken the step with the introduction of the SEAT eScooter concept. The company has decided to sell models of the electric motorcycle which will be 100% electric. SEAT plans on introducing a 125 cc model in 2020. The date for the official presentation by the company will take place on 19th November 2019 in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo World Congress. SEAT has brought forth this concept in an attempt to main Urban mobility easier and sustainable in cities. SEAT announced it would spearhead the Volkswagen Group’s micromobility strategy at the last edition of the Mobile World Congress. This strategy also includes the SEAT Minimó concept car as well as the SEAT eXS Kick scooter 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 out of all European cities. It has been surviving on a long-standing two-wheeler mobility tradition. Consequently, SEAT has come into partnership with the Barcelona-based electric motorcycle maker SIlence. It will be made available for purchase to both private customers and for sharing fleets.
Democratising electric, sustainable mobility
SEAT does not want to be limited to itself. It has the vision to go beyond the scope of making vehicles. This is in an attempt to address very important trends of the future: the collaborative, shared, sustainable economy. The company is already juggled up in providing car-sharing services through Respiro and in addition, is selling the SEAT eXS KickScooter powered by Segway, which is available for sharing services through the start-up UFO as well.
Moreover, SEAT has recently introduced a concept car known as the SEAT Minimo concept car which is 100% electric that combines the best of a car and a motorcycle. It has been designed to adapt to the mobility platforms that are going to shape the future of driving in cities.