2019.0.15.0 GB/EN

Is an electric car right for me?

If you're thinking about buying an electric car, there's a few things you might want to consider. Range, charging and running costs are all important factors, but have you ever considered how fun they are to drive?

Why go electric?

Plenty of range
The fully electric SEAT Mii can travel up to 161 miles* if you’re driving through both the city and countryside. This goes up to 222 miles* if you drive solely in the city. 

Fun to drive
The Mii’s 61 kW (83PS) powertrain gives it electric acceleration, which can go from 0 to 31 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Great in the city
There’s no need to worry about congestion charges once you’ve gone electric. And with the car being so compact, tight parking spaces are far less of a squeeze.

Economical to run
If you choose to go electric,  you’ll see the savings in no time. Electric cars are cheaper to run, easier to maintain and eligible for grants. So there’s no better time to go electric.

Buying and owning an electric car

Head over to our dedicated page where you’ll find information on running costs, government grants, and Congestion Charge exemptions.

Concerns? Worries? Put your mind at rest with our myth busting questions and answers

Myth busting

Electric cars accelerate much faster than a traditional petrol or diesel engine. Electric cars instantly hit maximum torque when you press the accelerator down, so you can make a quick, clean getaway.

While the initial cost of an electric car is likely to be a bit higher than non-electric vehicles, this is easily offset by their running costs. When considering an electric car, here’s some helpful facts:

1. At just 2 to 3p per mile, electricity is two thirds cheaper than petrol.
2. Because their emissions are less than 75g/km, electric cars are exempt from the London congestion charge.
3. Electric motors have fewer moving parts which makes them easier to maintain and cheaper to service.
4. Electric vehicles can get government grants of up to £3,500 towards purchase and £500 towards home charging units.

If you want to find out more about the financial benefits, take a look at our Buying and owning an electric car.

With a range of 222 miles* when making short trips in the city, you may only need to charge your car once a week. If you haven't got a home charging station, you just need to locate a charging point near you. It's just the same as if you had a petrol car and you would have to find your nearest petrol station.

At the last count, there were 14,945 chargers at 9,434 locations. That’s a total of 25,414 connectors across the UK. You can always use websites like Zap Map, to make it as easy as possible to find the closest charging points to your location.

You can safely charge your car in any weather. Both electric cars and their chargers only run a current when securely plugged in and will stop charging as soon as the plug has been pulled. 

It might surprise you to learn that Norway and Canada are the countries with the most electric car drivers. As with combustion engines, electric motors do consume more energy in the cold; however, there are lots of ways to get around this. Electric cars can be heated via an app, which reduces consumption when driving. Most electric vehicles, including the Mii electric, also come with heated seats, which are a much more economical way to stay warm in the winter months. 

No. Once you have plugged in your SEAT electric car and locked it, the charging cable is securely locked in place too.

*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The Mii Electric is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures (known as WLTP). The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Zero emissions while driving. Data correct at October 2019.

 

SEAT may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen dealer.

 

Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order. Please refer to the brochure and price list.

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