Seat boss Luca de Meo has hinted that the Spanish brand may mass-produce an electric vehicle after admitting that he regularly drives a prototype battery-powered Mii.
Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, de Meo said he often drives the city car, which is based on the VW e-Up, when he is at home.
“I drive a prototype electric car regularly,” said de Meo. “It’s based on a Mii. Underneath it uses the battery pack from an e-Up.”
Volkswagen has been selling the e-Up since 2014, and the car boasts an 81bhp power output, as well as a range of 99 miles. However, sister brands Seat and Skoda have not been using the technology in their city cars.
When questioned on Seat’s plans to develop electric vehicles, De Meo said that the costs currently involved meant building an electric Mii would be prohibitively expensive.
“If I told you how much this car would cost, you would not buy one,” he said.
The Spanish company has confirmed that it will produce 10 of the so-called eMii vehicles for a car sharing scheme at a business centre in Barcelona, but the brand stressed that it currently has no plans for series production.