SEAT has made a hat-trick of announcements at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. It’s creating of a new strategic business unit, SEAT Urban Mobility and it’s showcased its new e-Kickscooter concept and its first ever electric e-Scooter concept.
This new business unit will integrate all the product, service and platform-based mobility solutions. It’s also set to launch the e-Scooter in 2020.
SEAT already has a collaboration agreement with the Barcelona-based scooter maker Silence.
SEAT’s President, Luca de Meo, says: “This strategic business unit will enable us to focus our efforts on the user’s new mobility needs. SEAT is the micromobility centre of competence for the Volkswagen Group, and that means developing purpose designed products for all the Group’s brands, not only for SEAT. In addition, we will also deliver services and solutions for private customers and for fleets.”
Head of Urban Mobility at SEAT, Lucas Casasnovas, adds: “We aim to become an ally for cities and the SEAT e-Scooter concept is the answer to public demand for a more agile mobility. Our collaboration with Silence is an example of how cooperation between partners enables us to be more efficient.”
The new unit will also integrate Respiro, the carsharing platform that currently operates in Madrid and since recently in the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Respiro has a fleet of sustainable vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and will soon be joined by the new Mii electric.
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