Seat Mii goes all-electric: everything you need to know
Seat has repurposed its oft-forgotten Mii city car into its first electric car. With a range of 161 miles it is priced from £19,300 including the plug-in car grant.
As one of the most affordable EVs on sale, the Mii provides 81hp coupled with 212Nm of instant torque. That means it can reach 31mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds – perfect for zipping in and out of traffic.
Rapid charging of the Mii (DC at 40kW) takes an hour to get to 80% – about the same time as an average smartphone – while using a AC 7.2kW home charger takes four hours to reach the same percentage.
The Mii’s exterior has been subtly refreshed to go hand-in-hand with its all-electric credentials. This means there is electric lettering at the rear, electric stickers on the side and 16in alloy wheels.
Inside, delicate changes include a new dashboard, ambient lighting, sporty and heated seats, and black sport leather steering wheel. In addition, the Mii electric includes safety technologies such as Lane Assist and traffic sign recognition and parking sensors as standard.
The all-electric city car is also the first model to include Seat Connect, a smart phone app which gives the driver remote access and management of the vehicle so they can review driving data, parking position, the vehicle’s status and air conditioning.
Seat’s first all-electric vehicle also lays the groundwork for other models to go low-emission, with the all-electric Seat el-Born, a plug-in hybrid Leon, and high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of the Cupra Formentor all due in the near future.
“Moving forward we expect electrified vehicles to play an important role within our range […] The Mii electric is the start of that journey, and at the same time brings to the market an affordable electric car.” said Luca de Meo, president of Seat
Seat Mii electric will have its UK premier in SEAT’s Westfield White City Store from 28th October to 9th November. First deliveries are expected at the beginning of 2020.