Seat Expands into Two-Wheeler Market

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Words: NZ Autocar
19 Jun 2020

For the first time in its history, Spanish car maker Seat has confirmed it is starting production of an eScooter called the MO 125.

The VW-owned company said last year it was entering the urban mobility sector and has made good on its promise, delivering the eKickScooter (final mile mobility) and the MO eScooter 125. The latter’s performance is equivalent to that of a 125 petrol powered scooter, they say.

Not looking quite as out there as last year’s concept, it now features a taller front fascia, a circular headlight and a more angular finish.

Because it is produced by Seat, it should be readily available in Europe and especially Spain where the car maker holds a dominant market share. Seat also promises to make its two-wheelers available elsewhere.

The MO scooter is powered by a 9kW/240Nm motor (located in its rear wheel) fed by a 5.6kWh battery. It has three running modes, City, Sport and Eco, and also a reverse gear. MO 125 can hit 50km/h in 3.8secs, en route to a top of 95km/h, and Seat reckons it only needs charging once a week in general usage with a claimed 123km range.

The battery can be removed and charged indoors, simplifying the process. Other features include two USB charge ports and fleet buyers can option in a top box. MO 125 has room for helmet storage under the seat, and will come in three colours.

Two other conventional electric scooters (like the Lime renters) will be produced by Seat, the KickScooter 65 and 25. The former has a 64km range from a 551Wh battery pack, tubeless pneumatic tyres for added comfort, and a top speed of 20km/h. No prices have been made available as yet.

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