Geneva motor show 2010 - Seat IBe electric concept car

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Seat IBe
Seat IBe
This is Seat's IBe concept car – a sporty-looking electrically powered coupe – which made its world debut at VW Group preview on the eve of the Geneva motor show.

What is it?
The IBe is Seat's take on electric-only motoring – showing that just because a car is green, it doesn't have to be dull.

Sporty looks
The Seat IBe is 3.78 metres long – making it more than 25 centimetres shorter than an Ibiza – but is unusually wide (1.8 metres) and low (1.2 metres) to give it sports car proportions.

Other sporty design cues include its two-door layout, low bonnet and long roofline. The short overhang at the front, and chunky rear end combine with the 19-inch wheels to further enhance the car's powerful, compact appearance.

Configured for 2+2 seating, Seat says the IBe is conceived for people with 'youthful lifestyles' and while it has plenty of room for two, the rear seats are for more occasional occupation.

What's under the bonnet?
Power comes from a 101bhp electric motor that's powered by a lithium-ion battery located in the car's rear-end. The IBe can accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.4 seconds and on to an electronically limited 100mph.

Will it make it into production?
While the concept car is unlikely to make it into production in its current form, Seat told us that it 'gives a subtle clue to the next generation of Seat design'.

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