Published: 13 Nov 2018

SEAT set for move into electric scooters

In a shift away from producing traditional vehicles, SEAT has agreed a partnership with electric mobility company Segway-Ninebot. Joining the growing craze for electric scooters, the collaboration has been focused on developing the new eXS electric kick scooter.

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The Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona in November 2018 will see the new eXS electric scooter revealed to the world. To gauge feedback from consumers visitors are set to be offered test rides and allow SEAT to widen its product reach.

Looking to solve the issues of moving around modern towns and cities, the aim of the project is to make urban travel as simple as possible. Speaking about the ongoing project SEAT commented “As cities continue to grow, achieving efficient mobility has become one of the major challenges that institutions and carmakers have to tackle. Traffic jams, the lack of parking spaces and reduced emissions zones in city centres are just some of the daily challenges that drivers are faced with. If we add to this a 20% reduction in the number of customers under 30 in Europe who are committed to buying a car, it is clear that transportation needs are changing.”

Designed by the SEAT in-house team, the technology was lent from the Segway ES2 electric scooter. The existing Segway ES2 is seen as an expensive consumer-level electric scooter.

After the initial testing in SEAT’s hometown of Barcelona, SEAT is set to roll out the programme across other Spanish cities. SEAT commented further “SEAT’s goal is to be in permanent contact with institutions and city councils to contribute to better future mobility. The eXS is the first SEAT product that has been specifically designed to help improve and enhance urban mobility, with the firm commitment of becoming a key player in the sector. With this goal in mind, SEAT is currently looking for Spanish cities to implement a pilot test with a fleet of shared SEAT eXS that is open to the public. The recently created independent SEAT Group company XMOBA will be responsible for carrying out the tests order to study the potential of the eXS for improving mobility in urban centres.”

The current SEAT range is available to test drive today at Lookers, the new name for Jennings. For further information or to book a test drive, call 0333 414 9750 today.


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