At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Seat will unveil the Seat IBE Concept, which is an zero-emission vehicle designed to offer urban mobility.
The Seat IBE Concept features a 2+2 body which is 3.78 m long and 1.8 m tall and is powered by an lithium-ion battery positioned at the rear. With this type of propulsion the Seat IBE Concept benefit from a maximum 102 PS (75 kW) and 200 Nm of torque, figures which indicate that accelerating from 0 to 50 Km/h takes 3.4 seconds and 9.4 seconds from 0 to 100 Km/h.
The Seat IBE Concept has a top speed of 160 Km/h while battery capacity for this 1,000 Kg vehicle is 18 kWh.
As far as technology and gadgets the Seat IBE Concept is fitted with the latest safety and communication systems while at the exterior the Spanish automaker includes visual elements like LED headlamps, a V-shaped bonnet, the company’s trademark Arrow
Design nose or 19 inch wheels.
Seat press release :
SEAT is breaking the mould, once again, at the 2010 Geneva Motor
Show with the unveiling of its remarkable new concept car: the IBE.
The world debut of this compact sports coupé brings stunning design and great driving fun into the age of electric mobility.
The SEAT IBE concept car uses the zero-emissions drive of
the future in a sporty and dynamic concept for urban mobility. 
Meanwhile the clean, athletic styling of the concept car gives a subtle
clue to the ongoing development of the next generation of SEAT design.
Powerful proportions and a precise, clear design language define the continued evolution of the Spanish brand’s design DNA.
Short, low and wide with an extremely low front end and broad shoulders – at first glance, the SEAT IBE
seems to have the proportions of a classic sports car.  Yet, it
interprets this style genre in an innovative way to create a compact
vehicle optimised for youthful living in urban areas.
James Muir, President of SEAT S.A. said: ‘With the IBE we
are demonstrating that, for SEAT, electric mobility will always be
combined with excellent design and outstanding driving fun.
‘The IBE is in the best SEAT tradition of always offering
the boldest and most youthful cars in its class.  On top of that, our
first electric concept car represents the continuation of our strategy
for the future.
‘Along with the huge success of the highly efficient Ecomotive
models, we are now working intensively on electric mobility; and that
includes plug-in hybrid drive, as well as an all-electric vehicle.’
The SEAT IBE is 3.78 metres long – making it more than 25
centimetres shorter than an Ibiza – but its unusual breadth of 1.80
metres and overall height of just 122 centimetres lend it classic
sports car proportions.
Classically sporty features of the two-door layout include its
extremely low bonnet and long roof line.  The short front overhang and
muscular rear end work together with the arch-filling 19-inch wheels to
underscore the car’s powerful, compact look.
Visual highlights include the full LED headlamps, trademark Arrow
Design nose, elongated and flattened V-shaped bonnet (made possible
thanks to use of a full electric motor), broad ‘shoulders’ and sculpted
flanks.  At the back, the rear light clusters again feature LED light
guide technology and once again display the ‘arrow’ thematic.
Tightly cut as a 2+2, the IBE is conceived for youthful
lifestyles and while it has plenty of space for a couple, there is also
the possibility of carrying up to four.
The SEAT IBE’s motor is found beneath the extremely flat
bonnet, with the lithium-ion battery positioned in the car’s very short
rear.  With a maximum output of 75 kW (102 PS) and 200 Nm of torque,
the power unit delivers exactly the kind of dynamic driving fun you
might expect of a car that looks so sporty.  The typical ‘city dash’
from 0 to 50 km/h takes only 3.4 seconds; within 6.3 seconds the IBE has reached 80 km/h and, after only 9.4 seconds, it arrives at 100 km/h.
The 1,000 kg car’s continuous power rating is limited to 50 kW (68
PS), with the top speed pegged at 160 km/h – more than enough to cut an
impressive dash even on urban motorways.
Batterycapacity is 18 kWh, which is plenty to cover all the daily mobility requirements of city life.
It goes without saying, of course, that the SEAT IBE is
equipped with the latest safety and communication systems and, in
particular, is prepared for car-to-x communication. Anticipating the
information network of the future, the car is even capable of
exchanging data about its status or safety alerts directly with other
vehicles or the traffic infrastructure.

Source: Seat