SEAT launches Twizy-esque EV quadricycle

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The electric Seat Minimo was revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

n an unusual move for a car manufacturer, SEAT chose the MWC (Mobile World Congress) to show off its latest creation. However, the enormous technology show does make sense as a venue for several reasons. First, it’s in Barcelona, SEAT’s home. And second, the vehicle they launched is certainly not a traditional car.

The Minimo is a one-plus-one tandem-seated quadricycle with an immediately obvious resemblance to Renault’s Twizy. However, another of its features underlines the choice of launch venue – it’s electric, of course, with a claimed range of 100km-plus, but the smart feature is its swappable under-floor battery pack, which allows its users to continue a journey within minutes rather than wait to recharge. An idea which has obvious possibilities, given suitable infrastructure, for all sizes of vehicle rather than just tiny urban mobility quads.

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