It is with electric cars as with a flat-screen TV and stereo system: you Will have the newest of the new, it cost.
High costs of raw materials and production to get the price to rise, and it has long been one of the electric car's biggest challenges. Something, however, suggest that there is recovery on the way. The great VW group have just given the Seat to the task of developing a new electric car, which will form the basis for several different models and cost under 20,000 euros - that is about 150,000 dollars.
The first car will use a shortened version of the Volkswagen MEB-platform and would be ready in 2023. It is about four metres long and thus will hear to the in the B-segment - the hunting grounds for cars like the Renault Clio and VW Polo.
This writes Automotive News Europe.
the VW chief Herbert Diess has according to the media stated that the new electric car from the Seat and the siblings, the get must replace bybilerne VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii. It is not more than a month's time ago, the VW group came out, that Citigo and Mii will have the same electric motor as in the VW Up, but it becomes then only for a short remark.
the Up, Citigo and Mii belong, however, all of the somewhat smaller A-segment, so that the replacement looks immediately out to leave a void among the small cars.
Automotive News Europe writes that the new, cheap electric cars need to be targeted customers in the cities. And Seats first task is supposedly to find places to save. The cars can be down in a range, where the villagers will be with, and here you are playing the VW's MEB-platform a vital role, points out Herbert Diess opposite the medium.
- it makes it possible for us to create the first electric car that is specifically designed to byrejser for under 20,000 euro, he says, according to Automotive News Europe.
the Background is, among other things, that the MEB platform to be used over the whole group. Car giant have a plan to build 22 million. electric cars towards 2028, and a large part of these will be based on MEB-platform.
If successful the Seat to keep the price under 20,000 euros for the new electric car, then there are currently not many direct competitors. The Volkswagen e-Up costs, for example, 23.500 euros in Germany, while the electric Smart EQ Fortwo stands to 22,000 euros.
The small Life-model from the carmaker.Go Mobile is looking immediately out to get closest to. Although it measures only 3.3 meters in length, but the starting price 15.900 euro south of the border.
the electric car, as the Seat now needs to develop, not the manufacturer's first. Next year launches the Spanish brand car el Born, which is about the size of a Volkswagen Golf. It must be built on the standard version of the MEB-platform and will in shape and size to match VW's first electric car, provisionally bearing the name ID.