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NOT A DUCATI ELECTRIC STEED

Although Volkswagen Group’s flagship Ducati motorcycle subsidiary still stands aloof from powered two-wheeler electrification, its wholly-owned SEAT car manufacturing operation in Spain has just entered the fray instead.

The MÓ eScooter 125 is now being produced by Barcelona-based SEAT (Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo). This features a 9kW electric motor in the rear wheel, with peak power genuinely equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle or scooter. It delivers 240Nm of torque, giving a 0-31mph acceleration time of only 3.9 seconds and a top speed of up to 59mph dependent on riding mode selection.

A range of up to 85 miles on a single charge of the 5.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack is claimed. The battery can be charged in situ or easily removed, and fully refreshed in six to eight hours from any standard 240V home socket.

Priced at £4996 with the UK government’s OLEV grant included, the SEAT MÓ eScooter 125 is also available on hire purchase for £95 per month over 48 months, to order at 24 selected British SEAT dealers. Jealousy among Ducati franchises is inevitable.

Boasting about his coup, SEAT UK managing director Richard Harrison said: “This is our answer to the demands of modern urban mobility. With the UK government’s 2030 deadline to consider, a two-wheeled electric vehicle is the perfect way to evolve the SEAT offering and move away from the conventional.”

 

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