SEAT sets a firm course for electro-mobility – with driving fun and dynamics are at the forefront with the SEAT IBE. The little sports car is low and wide, with powerful proportions and a concentrated gaze delivered by the razor-sharp lines of its LED headlamps. With its short body length of only 3.83 meters, it is the ideal fit for the urban mobility of the young and young at heart. And the SEAT IBE combines perfectly its sports car character with innovative technology. The all-electric drive facilitates local zero-emissions driving fun, while the powerful motor with 75 kW (102 hp) and the low weight delivered by intelligent mixed-material construction guarantee refined performance.
Alongside the technical concept, the design of the SEAT IBE also points to an exciting future. Its lines indicate the next evolutionary step in the SEAT design DNA.
“SEAT is working very hard on future electro-mobility,” stresses James Muir, President of SEAT, S.A. “Following the great success of our highly efficient ECOMOTIVE models, hybrids and electric vehicles are further steps in our clear corporate strategy. And the IBE leaves no room for doubt – the future will find SEAT offering the most innovative, bold and youthful cars in their respective segments, without sacrificing anything in terms of usability.”
The SEAT IBE is a super-compact 2+2 sports coupé. With a maximum output of 75 kW (102 hp) and 200 Nm of torque, the power unit delivers the kind of dynamic driving fun promised by the exterior styling.
The 0 to 50 km/h takes only 3.6 seconds; and 9.7 seconds to reach a 100 km/h. This performance is achieved thanks to the electric motor, but also the low weight of its aluminium and steel construction, only 1,100 kilograms.
The continuous power rating is limited to 50 kW (68 hp), with the top speed pegged at 160 km/h. Battery capacity is 18 kWh and set up for a range of around 130 kilometers, which is plenty to cover all the daily mobility requirements of city life. In addition, there is an IPhone connectivity option with various applications
“This project is very important for Spain, for its technological development, its future perspectives and its industrial network,” says Frank Bekemeier, SEAT Executive Vice President for Research and Development. “The initiative is one of the most ambitious challenges faced by this country.”