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Petrol out, electric in as Seat Mii Electric goes on sale

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The SEAT Mii electric has opened for ordering across the UK as of the 24th October. The fully-electric city car marks the first chapter in SEAT’s electrification programme, as the brand begins to develop future electric vehicles.  It replaces the petrol-powered Mii which was declared to stop production earlier this year.

Pricing starts at £19,300, the Mii electric is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market. Richard Harrison, Managing Director of SEAT UK, says “The arrival of Mii electric marks the start of a comprehensive programme to electrify the SEAT range, which will see further electrified models arriving in 2020. Mii electric is the ideal first step into full electric motoring, and we’ve made it even easier for the first 300 customers, by including a free home charger, free servicing and free metallic paint, with a very attractive monthly PCP payment (of £199 per month). But you’ll have to be quick as we expect customer demand to outstrip available production.”

The Mii has electric motors which are linked to a single-speed transmission, providing it's 61kW (83PS) of power and 212Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door hatchback can reach 31mph from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds which is perfect for driving around towns and urban cities!

The car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 161 miles of range from a single charge. Rapid charging (DC at 40kW) to 80% takes an hour and a full charge will take four hours to reach 80% fully charged.

The new Mii electric receives 16-inch Cosmo Grey alloy wheels, heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors, LED daytime running lights and heated front and rear windows as standard. While the interior features chrome detailing to door handles and dash inserts, heated front sports seats with cloth upholstery and integrated headrests, new IML dashboard with chrome effect and leather steering wheel, gear knob & handbrake lever as standard. Tech wise, the Mii Electric comes with an assortment of standard features such as hill- hold control, lane assist, traffic sign recognition, parking sensors, bluetooth and a 5 inch colour screen.

Thanks to it's compact dimensions, the Mii electric offers great agility while driving in the city and parking. The Mii electric has been designed to meet the demands of modern driving, whether you are navigating the bustling streets of the inner city or cruising through suburbia. The move from ICE to an exclusively all-electric powertrain opens the doors to a driving experience that makes the car fit even more naturally into the city environment.

Joseph Harding

Joseph is a photographer and writer who's used to shooting the motorsport scene, but not on the electric side. Growing up with classic cars and conventional petrol-powered motors, EVs are considered the "dark side" for many, but Joe is open to the idea of new technology and electrifying cars

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