23.3.2021Seat aims to produce half a million EVs each year
Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars a year in Spain from 2025 - for its own brand as well as other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its new urban electric vehicle at the company’s annual press conference.
In 2025, the VW subsidiary plans to build half a million electric cars at its main plant near Barcelona. Seat’s new urban vehicle, a tiny electric car, currently only exists as a concept sketch. From the side, it is more reminiscent of a Honda e than the Group’s small car trio VW e-Up, Skoda Citigo-e iV or Seat Mii electric.
Seat boss Wayne Griffiths commented:
“The exact volume will depend on how many brands launch entry-level vehicles in the initial phase. Volkswagen, Skoda and possibly in the future Audi will be involved in the project, and there would be a second phase after that going towards 2030.
“We’ve drawn up the plan, we have the right partners on-board, and we’re generally ready to invest. This project is intended to become the driver for the transformation of the Spanish automotive industry.”
The Born, the first electric car from the Cupra sub-brand, is due to be launched at the end of 2021. This will be the counterpart to the VW. ID.3 Pro S. The Born will be built together with the ID.3 in Zwickau. Griffiths also confirmed that the Cupra Tavascan will be built in series from 2024. The model is an independently designed offshoot of the VW ID.5. The MEB SUV coupé is to be launched “in Europe and overseas”.