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Seat has been busy working on its first electric car platform, designed, developed and manufactured in Spain.

Theirwork is not completed, as the company "envisages hybrid and electric car production from 2015" but for now have unveiled prototype versions based on this new technology called the Altea XL Electric Ecomotive and the Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive which will be provided to governmental institutions in Catalonia and Madrid.

SEAT's President James Muir said that "Customers demand a more sustainableform of mobility, but their needs are diverse. Therefore, we believe that a parallel strategy of developing two different technologies will put SEAT in the best position to meet their needs".

The Seat Altea XL Electric Ecomotive is a car with a range of 135 Km which uses an engine delivering 115 HP (85 kW) and 270 Nm of torque and batteries placed under the rear seats and boot. Its top speed is 135 Km/h and apart from featuring rooftop photovoltaic cells the Altea XL Electric isalso equipped with a sophisticated regeneration system with adjustable braking torque.

As for the Seat Leon TwinDrive, the Spanish company claims this is an all-purpose plug-in hybrid that uses an traditional internal combustion engine which can cover 52 Km and hit a top speed of 120 Km/h in electric mode, and with consumption figures of 1.7-litres per 100/Km and emissions of 39 g/Km in combined mode. 

Also the Seat Leon TwinDrive has top speed of 170 Km/h when using both electricity and combustion.

Seat Altea Electric and Leon Plug-in Hybrid Driving Scenes :

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