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Popular mikrobiler switch to electricity

2018 featured a wide range of electric launches.

Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia e-Niro-and several pluginhybrider gave new and green options for those who can pay about 300,000 dollars for a car, while luksusmodeller as the Audi e-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar In-Pace checked into drømmelisten of car enthusiasts the world over.

Now the ride, however, come to the cheap mikrobiler, who for years has been high on the Danish property listings. Skoda and Seat has decided to revive the ageing of the Mii and Citigo models with a decent shot power.

The two mikrobiler, which, together with the sister of the Volkswagen Up! was named the year's best cars in Denmark back in 2013, will in the course of this year to change the old gasoline engines out, and within a foreseeable future they will only be able to be purchased with the electric motor and battery.

The writing bilistorganisationen FDM, which predicts a launch of the re-danskerfavoritter around march 2020.

Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo runs on his show on the heels of the Volkswagen Up!, there has been available with the electric motor since 2013. Here one has, however, not bet so hard on only to sell the model with the electric motor, Skoda and Seat now seems to do.

Even though the Seat Mii and the Skoda Citigo has been on the market for eight years and has achieved success in the course of their life, then switched to eldrift so far the only innovation that is put up to. About the models at a time also comes in a newly developed generation, is known in other words not.

According to the FDM, there is no published figures for the range, charging times or rates on the two cars. If it just ends with the adoption of the technique from the Volkswagen Up!, then they will be able to run up to 160 kilometres on a charge and be recharged to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes.

the Volkswagen e-Up! costs today from 182.000 euros.

The petrol-powered Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii models are available from, respectively 100.000 and 110.000 dollars, while the price of a Volkswagen Up! starting at 102.000 crowns with three doors.

Chairman of the board Hans Dieter Pötsch from the Volkswagen group, which owns both Skoda and Seat, predicted earlier this year that it would be difficult to keep the price quite as low as in the past, when the internal combustion engine is replaced with electricity in the smallest models.

- The current price level can not be maintained, if the cars are equipped with electric motors. It (switch, red.) therefore will undoubtedly give price increases in the class for small cars, he said in January to the newspaper Welt.

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