Seat el-Born scheduled for 2020
Seat el-Born is the new all-electric concept from the Volkswagen Group.
It reminds of the Volkswagen I.D. and somehow its a kind of sporty/dynamic version of the German flagship. The Spanish car is named after one of the most iconic neighborhoods of Barcelona, where el-Born was designed and developed.
The el-Born is based on Volkswagen MEB platform and will be manufactured in the Zwickau plant in Germany from 2020. This way Seat will become the second brand within the Volkswagen Group with a MEB-based EV on the market.
Seat decided to use 62 kWh battery and says it will be enough for up to 420 km (261 miles) of range in WLTP test cycle. To save energy during cold weather (for up to 60 km), conventional electrical heating is supported by heat pump. The 150 kW electric motor is expected to provide 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 7.5 seconds. A depleted battery can be then recharged in 47 minutes (0-80%) using DC fast charger (up to 100 kW).
Seat underlines that having an all-electric powertrain enabled it to maximize interior space.
Space is no longer a premium inside the cabin, with all occupants enjoying more room to relax into their cocooning seats, thanks to the increased internal proportions, but the space is also used to maximise practicality and functionality. There is also greater storage space too; the ability to stow a bag between the two front seats is a simple and effective example of this maximised capacity.”
Seat el-Born specs:
- 62 kWh battery
- up to 420 km (261 miles) of range in WLTP test cycle
- up to 150 kW (204 PS)
- 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds
- 0-80% fast charging in 47 minutes (up to 100 kW DC)
- based on MEB platform