Combining best of a car and a motorcycle, Spanish automaker SEAT announced its fully electric concept vehicle called Minimó, at this year’s MWC Barcelona. This two seater car isn’t exactly roomy at 2.5 m long, and 1.24 m wide, but is sure to fit into tight urban parking spots. In fact, SEAT claims that it can even fit into a motorcycle parking bay.
Most importantly, the concept car also packs in plenty of tech and 5G connectivity. “The Minimó is also a hyper-connected vehicle with built-in 5G technology that provides a convenient and smooth digital user experience based on the ‘Digital Access’ key and wireless Android Auto™ on the car display without users having to connect their smartphone to any cable or socket,” SEAT President Luca de Meo says.
New Atlas reports that the Minimó will “use 5G technology to communicate wirelessly with other vehicles and city/urban infrastructure.” Additionally, “the car will be able to adjust its top speed according to the age of the driver—if it recognizes young drivers, the max will be set to 45 km/h (28 mph) while everyone else can get up to 90 km/h (56 mph),” according to New Atlas.
Its compact size and the fact that it is 100 percent electric makes it well suited for ride share. The vehicle features an integrated battery swap system, so rather than heading to charging station when a battery gets low, drivers can simply trade in an empty battery for a full one in only a few minutes. The batteries provide a range of more than 100 km, according to SEAT. According to de Meo, “the SEAT Minimó has been especially engineered to adapt to the mobility platforms that will shape the future of city driving, where traffic will be restricted and only a few operators will be able to offer mobility.”
Watch the video to see the announcement.