With the release of three new electric urban mobility vehicles, the Spanish manufacturer, SEAT, is promising to make inner-city travel simpler and more convenient.
Built to meet the needs of those travelling in, out and around our urban jungles, this new range includes the SEAT MÓ eScooter125, the brand's first all-electric motorcycle, the eKickScooter65 and eKickScooter25, two new e-scooters. SEAT state that each option “offers a different approach to mobility”, so, are these three set to change the way we travel?
Whilst the arrival of all is exciting, it’s the MÓ eScooter125 we’ve got our eyes on today and, in this new blog, we’ll be exploring everything you need to know about the newest electric offering.
Motor, batteries and charging
SEAT’s eScooter125 is powered by a 9kW electric motor, the equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle, which is integrated into the rear wheel and produces 240Nm of torque, a top speed of 59 mph and 3.9 second 0-31 mph acceleration time – making it perfect for city use. (Though don’t let the torque figure fool you, it’s still the equivalent of a 125cc so you won’t be tearing up the tarmac!)
It features a 5.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack which gives it a 77-mile range (on a single charge) and expected 6-8 hour charge time. The pack can be charged while still in the vehicle at a charging station or by removing it and using a household plug. As I said, the battery is removable and can be moved using a handle that pulls up and wheels which drop down – pretty handy, right?
The styling is bold and extremely modern. It’s a compact and sturdy-looking scooter that SEAT state will “provide an accessible and convenient method of transportation.”
It includes a small windscreen which is a nice practical touch and will be available in three different matte colourways – ‘Daring Red’, ‘Dark Aluminium’ and ‘Oxygen White’.
Tech, equipment and storage
The MÓ eScooter125 comes equipped with just enough practicalities to make real-world riding as easy and simple as SEAT suggests.
Starting with driving modes, you’ll have the choice of three, which include ‘City’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Eco’, as well a reverse gear for additional convenience. Storage-wise, this 125cc equivalent has an under-seat compartment that SEAT claim can fit up to two full-face helmets.
On top of that, two USB ports are also included, and smartphone connectivity is available through the use of SEAT’s app so you can keep track of your vehicle through position and status updates.
Lastly, there will be two different versions of the eScooter125 available – as SEAT says themselves “one for private buyers and one for fleet and shared operators.” Now, the fleet and shared operators version will offer motorsharing which basically means it can be shared between employees and includes a few nifty little extras designed specifically for said shared mobility including a top box case and integrated phone holder.
This plus the features already mentioned make it ideal for this type of work – and that includes you delivery riders. If you are one of these riders and are looking for insurance, why not check out Lexham Insurance? Their Delivery Rider Scheme is aimed at those on mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles, up to 500cc, and covers all types of delivery including fast food, grocery, courier and parcel.
Price and release date
We don’t know when the all-electric eScooter125 is hitting the market, but it is going to cost £4,996 (+OTR).
The last stop
This is all the information that’s currently available but what we do know is with this new range, SEAT is promising to offer “new mobility solutions which meet the needs of cities and its residents and commuter.”
What do you think though? Are you keen to jump aboard one of these new electric offerings? Let me know in the comments below before you go.
|Motor||9kW electric motor|
|Batteries||5.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack|
|Charge time||6-8 hours|
|Top speed||59 mph|
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