All-electric 2+2 sport coupe comes with an electric motor producing 75 kW (102 hp) and 200 Nm of torque. Top speed is 160 km while the range on a full charge is around 130 km.
SEAT has put on display at the Paris motor show an updated version of the IBE all-electric sports coupe concept it premiered last fall in Geneva.
The SEAT IBE concept is an all-electric 2+2 sport coupe only 3.83 meters long - about 20 cm shorter than the Ibiza model - though wide, at 1.77 m, and about as tall as a coupe model should be at 1.23 m. The electric motor is fitted under the front bonnet of the car while the lithium-ion battery pack is stored beneath the floor of the rear luggage compartment.
That electric motor produces a maximum of 75 kW (102 hp) and 200 Nm of torque for a respectable 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of 9.7 seconds. A performance number that SEAT achieves by keeping the weight down on the IBE to a very trim 1,100 kg.
Continuous power rating, though, is limited to a more feeble 50 kW (68 hp). Top speed is 160 km/h (99 mph) while the battery capacity of 18 kWh is good for a range of about 130 km (80 mi).
One convenient tool on hand in the IBE is a wireless application where a driver can connect to the car's computer and check on the battery level.
New details on the minimalist-designed model include a more distinct front fascia with LED headlights and a more pronounced V-shape to the quite flat front bonnet, thanks to the lesser amount of space required by the electric motor as opposed to a conventional internal-combustion engine.