Seat in sexy e-sportster shock
All-electric IBE 'a looker'
What's this? Seat in reasonable looking e-car concept shock? Here's the rather flash Seat IBE sports coupé, unveiled at this week's Paris Motor Show, which the company calls an "all-electric vehicle that generates zero local emissions".
Inside the 2+2 sits a 75kW motor and 200Nm of torque. There's an 18kWh battery in there too, but Seat said the IBE's weight is no more than 1100kg.
It said the IBE's top speed is 100mph and the e-car can do 0-30mph in 3.6 seconds, and just under ten seconds to hit 60mph. It has a range of 81 miles which, Seat claimed, "is ample for the daily mobility requirements of city life".
Maybe, but not much cop for tooling up the motorway, which is surely what you want a sports coupé for.
As we say, though, the IBE is merely a concept, an indication of what Seat might offer should e-cars become cheaper and more popular - or petrol become prohibitively pricey.
Still, it's nice to see a concept that you might consider driving - as opposed so so much of the bubble-car nonsense we've seen in the past few years. ®
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"not much cop for tooling up the motorway, which is surely what you want a sports coupé for"
If that's the best use you have for a sports coupé, then it's wasted on you.
What's an 80 mile range really translate to?
Given that most practical tests suggest the 'up to x miles range' is about as optimistic as my ISP telling me I'll get 'up to 8Mb/s broadband'
I'd wager 80 becomes 50. Somewhat less if it's raining and you need the lights and heater on.
Actually, how long before the batteries start to suffer? We're all aware that rechargeable cells slowly degrade; their ability to hold a charge and their discharge profile becomes somewhat more erratic.
I can well imagine replacing the cells will be part of the annual service and surely, this'll affect its green credentials somewhat. It'll certainly affect my pocket - you know we'll have to use Seat cells in a Seat if we want to maintain the warranty..."Hi! Dropping my car in for its service. Wow, that looks just like a tube of KY! What'd ya use that fo....ing heck, that made my eyes water!"
Coat because the man looks like he's already assumed the position.
Would be reaaly nice with a 280 bhp V6