Seat Unveils eMii Electric Car Prototype at Mobile World Congress

Mar 01, 2017 12:00 AM EST | Yen Palec

Spanish carmaker Seat took the stage at the Mobile World Congress to officially unveil the Seat eMii, the company's take on the growing electric vehicle segment. The Seat eMii is an all-electric car which promises zero emission.

In essence, the Seat eMii is a remodeled version of the Volkswagen e-up! Which was released in the United Kingdom in 2014. The eMii is essentially a prototype which Seat hopes will be the model for its future electric car models.

In terms of propulsion, the Seat eMii has an upgrade e-up! motor. It packs an 81bhp electric motor with a 210Nm worth of torque. Powering the electric motor is an 18.7kWh lithium-ion battery which Seat claims has a range of 100 miles on a single full charge, according to Auto Express.

In terms of acceleration, the Seat eMii can go from zero to 62mph in 11.3 seconds, according to Car Scoops. The electric car has a top speed of 80mph. Seat said that the eMii can be charged using a conventional household socket and will take about nine hours to fully charge the battery pack. Alternatively, the car is also compatible with CCS 40kW system that can charge the battery from zero to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

The Seat eMii also has a couple of technological features under its belt. The car has a built-in car sharing feature which uses app connectivity. It has a built-in traffic and navigation systems. The car's sat-nav can also predict traffic jams, and monitor locations like schools and offices.

Seat did not provide a definitive timeline as to when the eMii will hit the market since it is still in its early prototype phase. However, the company hopes to roll out the first cars based on the eMii prototype within as early as 2018.

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