SEAT Mii Electric (2020) Guide

SEAT Mii Electric (2020) Guide

Cute and compact, the SEAT Mii Electric is part of the VW Group’s trio of electrified city cars. Built on the same platform as the e-Up!, the SEAT Mii has had its internal combustion engine replaced with a silent and nippy electric powertrain. Designed for urban commuting, the SEAT Mii packs a punchy motor, tidy handling and offers excellent visibility, while its 40kW rapid charging capabilities enhance its usability on longer journeys.

Electric Range

162 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£5.15

Battery Size

36.8 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

10 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

Yes CCS max 40kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a SEAT Mii Electric

The Mii Electric comes with a battery size of 36.8kWh and has an official WLTP range of 162 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 7kW home charger, for example, will take around 5.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 29 miles*. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £5.15.

The SEAT Mii comes with a CCS connector option, enabling you to make use of the rapid charging network that is expanding across the UK. Plugged into a 50kW charging station, the Mii Electric will charge from 20-80% in just 40 minutes.

Note: The max DC charge rate is 40kW; this means if you plugged into a 100kW charge point, the car would continue to charge at 40kW. The max AC charge rate is 7.2kW, again, if you plugged into an 11kW or 22kW device, the vehicle will charge at 7.2kW.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 17h for 0-100%
  • 3.7kW = 10h for 0-100%
  • 11kW = 5.5h for 0-100%
  • 100kW = 40m for 20-80%

*Based on WLTP range>

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

Benefits of owning a SEAT Mii Electric

Classified as a BEV, the Mii Electric produces zero emissions which results in several benefits. Road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zones and London Congestion Charge all come in at an attractive £0. In addition to regular and yearly savings, this great little city car qualifies for the OLEV Plug-in car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants.

What are people saying about the SEAT Mii Electric?

City cars are ripe for electrification. It makes sense. Commutes are often frequent but shorter, navigating traffic becomes much more comfortable with the instant electrifying acceleration, and everyone wants (needs) cleaner air in the cities and towns in which they work and live. The SEAT Mii Electric excels in the city. It has everything you’ll ever need to make those trips around town. The 162-mile range will, for many city dwellers, adequately cover the entire weeks’ mileage, requiring a top-up just once a week. For weekend breaks further afield, the SEAT Mii has you covered with rapid charging capabilities.

Despite the change in fuel source, the SEAT Mii Electric remains the same as its combustion engine predecessor. There’s nothing flashy about it; this is not due to lack of inspiration; it’s a direct result of making a city car that simply does what it needs to do. The interior is sleek while maintaining a rather traditional feel. There is no Tesla-style tablet infotainment system, despite it becoming the industry standard in new EV’s; instead, SEAT has installed a docking station for your smartphone – arguably the best infotainment system around.

It provides a spirited drive with sufficient space for two backseat passengers. While many may compare it to the MINI Electric and Renault Zoe, the SEAT Mii is markedly cheaper than its city car rivals. When you consider the price based on range, it becomes apparent that the Mii is a compelling option indeed. If you’re looking for an electric car that is outstanding value, the Mii Electric could be an ideal option.