Seat introduces e-Scooter
Seat has been designing cars for almost seven decades. The manufacturer now introduces its e-Scooter – its very first two-wheel vehicle, ready for the electric, connected and shared future of mobility.
Designing a motorcycle is not just new for Seat. It's also very different: “Riding a motorbike requires a lot more interaction from the driver. There are a lot of ergonomic implications,” says Joan Melenchon, bodywork designer at Seat.
But it's not as if the design team worked in a vacuum. Barcelona, the city where the e-Scooter was developed, has more motorcycles than any other European city. The e-Scooter fits neatly into Seat's strategy for urban mobility.
The e-Scooter's easily recognisable design is aimed to make it an iconic addition to the urban motorcycle market. The design also facilitates the removal for charging of the fully-electric vehicle's battery.
From the start, the e-Scooter was aimed at a wide customer base, including shared-mobility players. With that in mind, the vehicle has sturdy components that are easily replaced. There's storage space for two helmets – and the e-Scooter has two USB ports. The angular design and striking colour combination – black and red dominate, with fluorescent white touches – increase the vehicle's visibility.
True to its heritage, the e-Scooter integrates some technology borrowed from Seat's car range, including back-to-front lights, dynamic indicators.
The Seat e-Scooter has a range of 115 km, an engine output of 11kW (comparable to 125 cc) and an acceleration to 50km/h in 3.8 seconds. Top speed is 110 km/h. Seat's first two-wheeler will hit markets in Europe in 2020.