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MotorMan
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Electric 'Arona'

Post by MotorMan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:07 am

With all the current hype around electric cars I wonder what plans the VW Audi group have for a small, all electric, SUV to replace the Arona, VW T-Cross and Skoda Kamiq. The VW ID-3 is a promising start to rival the Golf but no SUVs have yet been mentioned.

With battery technology developing all the time and a 250 mile range now quite feasible electric is looking more attractive for the future. We'll all have our own views on the merits, (or otherwise), of electric cars depending on our driving patterns and lifestyles but I'm hoping by the time I next update an Arona-styled VW group electric SUV is available.

Any thoughts?
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Snowdaddy
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Re: Electric 'Arona'

Post by Snowdaddy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:39 am

Seat have already announced the El-born, a small family sized car

The mii has been relaunched as an electric car (but more a short interim solution as car design and tooling was already paid for)

Almost certain that more electric vehicles will follow over next 5 years

Already been the minimo concept (a mini car), and electric scooter

https://www.seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/company/2019/SEAT-will-launch-six-electric-and-plug-in-hybrid-models-and-develop-a-new-platform-in-Spain-for-electric-vehicles.html

https://www.seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/motorshow/2019/SEAT-rolls-out-its-electric-offensive-in-Barcelona.html

https://www.seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/company/2019/SEAT-will-break-into-the-motorcycle-market-with-a-fully-electric-eScooter.html
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DomesticExtremist
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Re: Electric 'Arona'

Post by DomesticExtremist » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:10 pm

I expect SEAT will do something electric just to get the carbon credits that other manufacturers can claim*.
Don't expect it to be as good as fossil fuel version anytime soon, lithium batteries are as good as they are going to get for now, even if you can charge at home or work, you will be scuppered if you try and go away on holiday or for a weekend break.

*Colour me a bit sceptical as to just how green electric vehicles are, if you count honestly the lifetime (and lifecycle i.e building and scrapping) emissions, which nobody does at the moment, or is willing to do for 'political' reasons.
Oh, and expect all those juicy subsidies to disappear just as soon as signifcant numbers have gone electric.
Just sayin'
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