Seat reveals hybrid concept car

  • Runs on electricity for short journeys
  • Switches to combustion engine if needed
  • Expected to go on sale around 2014
Words By Jim Holder

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This is the Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive, a hybrid concept car that could spawn a production vehicle by 2014.

The Twin Drive uses power stored in lithium-ion batteries to run on electric power on short journeys, but switches to an internal combustion engine for longer distances. It hasn't been revealed if the engine will be petrol- or diesel-powered.

Seat has also hinted at developing a range of all-electric vehicles by saying: 'The eventual phasing out of the internal combustion engine in future Ecomotive models is on the agenda.'