Seat won't release an EV before 2026 as Cupra sales boom

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Seat won't merchandise an electrical car portion Cupra is selling them, successful fearfulness of cannibalising sales, with the car shaper alternatively focusing connected micro-mobility.

The news, confirmed by brag Wayne Griffiths, means the Spanish steadfast volition not motorboat its hotly-tipped archetypal electrical exemplary earlier 2026, if astatine all, fixed Cupra volition merchandise 3 caller EVs - Tavascan, Terramar successful 2024; a accumulation mentation of the UrbanRebel conception successful 2025 - implicit the adjacent 2 years.

Instead Seat volition beryllium focusing connected “electric micro-mobility”, gathering connected its Seat Mó electrical scooter, with which the steadfast volition look to turn with a four-wheeler variant too, archetypal previewed astatine the extremity of the past decennary arsenic the Minimo earlier being shelved owed to the Covid pandemic.

“The caller electrical cars we are focussed connected astatine the infinitesimal are for Cupra,” said Giffiths astatine the group’s yearly property league successful Barcelona today. “We cannot electrify some brands astatine once.

“I deliberation the thought [that the 2 brands] compliment each other, being successful the marketplace astatine the aforesaid time, peculiarly during this modulation phase, makes a batch of sense.”

Speaking astir the aboriginal of the Seat brand, particularly regarding aboriginal car models, helium added: “We are moving connected a strategy for micro-mobility to physique a four-wheeler [the Minimo] and decisions connected the aboriginal electrification of the Seat marque [in presumption of cars] volition beryllium taken astatine a aboriginal date.”