SEAT will launch an urban electric vehicle on the market in 2025. With this car, the company will enter a segment of around 20-25,000 euros. The production plant where this vehicle will be manufactured will be announced in the coming months.
At its 2021 Annual Press Conference, the Spanish company presented a plan, called Future Fast Forward, to lead the electrification of the automotive industry in Spain. The key driver of this plan is the production of urban electric vehicles in Spain from 2025.
SEAT S.A. President Wayne Griffiths, says: “We want to manufacture electric cars in Spain starting in 2025. Our ambition is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars per year in Martorell also for the Volkswagen Group but we need a clear commitment by the European Commission.”
He adds: “Our plan is to transform our Technical Center, the only one of its kind in southern Europe and an essential R&D asset for the region. We believe that it’s part of our responsibility to electrify Spain. 70 years ago, we put this country on wheels. Our aim, now, is to put Spain on electric wheels.”
Griffiths also announced that CUPRA will launch the Tavascan in 2024. The CUPRA Tavascan will be the brand’s second 100% electric model, following the CUPRA Born at the end of this year.
“Our dream will come true: the CUPRA Tavascan will be a reality. Based on the MEB platform of the Volkswagen Group, it will be designed and developed in Barcelona and will reach Europe and overseas markets in 2024,” he explains.
SEAT and CUPRA are also expanding the PHEV range now with 6 models: SEAT Leon, SEAT Leon Sportstourer, SEAT Tarraco, CUPRA Leon, CUPRA Leon Sportstourer and CUPRA Formentor. By the end of 2021, CUPRA will launch the first brand’s 100% electric car: the CUPRA Born.