SEAT will introduce the electrical eXS KickScooter powered by Segway on the Sensible Metropolis Expo World Congress subsequent week. The brand new SEAT eXS powered by Segway is a micro-mobility resolution for customers who wish to get across the metropolis in an environment friendly and sustainable method.
As a part of its Straightforward Mobility technique, SEAT’s goal is to construct its product and repair portfolio by presenting new options to the market within the framework of city mobility. On this sense, inside the Volkswagen Group’s micromobility technique, the automotive group’s completely different manufacturers plan to launch city mobility options sooner or later.
We goal to make SEAT a benchmark in micromobility. On this sense our goal is to make sure that everybody who lives in an city setting is acquainted with the choices supplied by SEAT for getting across the metropolis in a cost-effective, sustainable, agile and enjoyable method.
—SEAT Product Advertising director Lucas Casasnovas
SEAT has reached a strategic settlement with Segway, one of many world’s main corporations in particular person electrical mobility. Following its acquisition by transportation robotics start-up Ninebot in 2015, Segway has launched a number of micro-mobility options for the buyer market.
The brand new SEAT eXS was designed completely by SEAT for its prospects, and options Segway’s main electrical expertise constructed into the platform of its ES2 mannequin.
This car permits customers to cowl the remaining distance of any journey, even reaching locations that are troublesome for automobiles to entry. Because of its giant eight inch diameter wheels, it's simple to experience and its entrance and rear suspensions give it clean dealing with. The battery and motor mixture permits it to journey as much as 25km/h.
The eXS can also be geared up with entrance and rear LED lights, customizable ambient mild, an LCD display screen, cruise management and an anti-theft deterrent, and a further battery could be related to extend its vary, which reaches a most of 45km, relying on situations.
SEAT is introducing the brand new eXS car, which could be bought at the entire model’s sellers starting in December 2018, at a value of €599 (US$685). Will probably be obtainable in Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal earlier than the tip of the yr, and in the remainder of Europe in 2019.
SEAT’s aim is to be in everlasting contact with establishments and metropolis councils to contribute to raised future mobility. The eXS is the primary SEAT product that has been particularly designed to assist enhance and improve city mobility, with the agency dedication of turning into a key participant within the sector.
With this aim in thoughts, SEAT is at present searching for Spanish cities to implement a pilot take a look at with a fleet of shared SEAT eXS that's open to the general public. The lately created impartial SEAT Group firm XMOBA will likely be answerable for finishing up the exams order to check the potential of the eXS for enhancing mobility in city facilities.
Moreover, SEAT has already established schedules to start pilot exams with the eXS within the firm, together with an eXS sharing program for workers to get across the Martorell manufacturing facility.