Seat Leon Turned Into A Hybrid For 34 Million Euros
Spanish automaker Seat, owned by Volkswagen, has demonstrated a hybrid model Leon. The car is equipped with a 122-horsepower gasoline engine and a 102-horsepower electric motor. The design of this machine went 34 million euros.
A hybrid developed in the new Leon, was named Leon Verde and serial production will not go. Premiere of new items passed at a special event in Spain. The automaker describes his car as "the culmination of a 4-year research project, which aims to promote electric vehicles in Spain.
The project, on which it spent a total of 34 million euros, appeared hybrid car equipped with a 122-horsepower 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine and electric motor power 102 HP based on a standard 6-speed gearbox, engineers "optimized" gear to make the car as economical as possible.
Mileage per charge and only when using electrodraught is 50 km, which is enough for small trips around town. If you use both motors, then to the next refueling machine is able to "run" 816 km the level of harmful emissions will be only 36 g/km
The car is also equipped with a special application HMI (Human Machine Interface), which enables you to use your smartphone to track some parameters of the vehicle, for example, the charge level of the battery or energy consumption. In addition, the car is a system that stores and analyzes the routes, and then uses this information to optimize fuel consumption and power.
Plans for mass production of this and other hybrids have a Seat yet. But with the premiere of project Leon Verde, the company has taken a significant step in this direction. And with support for VW with all the necessary technologies, production of hybrid Seat not far off.