SEAT has announced they won't launch any hybrids and/or EVs until the end of this decade.

SEAT has announced they won't launch any hybrids and/or EVs until the end of this decade.

The Spanish marque says they do not plan on joining the green bandwagon in the years to come because according to company chairman Jürgen Stackmann, there's "zero demand" right now for plug-in hybrid and electric cars with the SEAT badge. However, that will change after the end of the decade when the Volkswagen-owned automaker will have to implement electric drive as per European Union's requirements.

Stackmann is worried about the costs of such a system as it must be affordable to customers in order to make a viable business case. Needless to say, SEAT will have access to VAG's hybrid & electric expertise showcased recently in models such as the Volkswagen Golf GTE. In the years to come, these technologies will certainly evolve and hopefully costs will be reduced to enable a broader accessibility.