Seat Mo electric scooters in the test: 95 km-h, massive space, but a nasty disadvantage-e-bikes

A removable battery that is pulled like a trolley behind and a reverse gear: the Seat Mo stands out with exceptional features from the electric scooter competition. In addition, the Spaniard, who makes it at a top of 95 km/h. But one target group should keep your fingers away: city dwellers without an elevator.

Our conclusion: modern and strong e-scooter with a staircase problem

The Seat Mo did a very reliable job in the test phase of over two weeks. Its biggest pound is the perfect journey convenient combined with a strong range in this vehicle class. The lush space speaks, whether on or under the bench and the large tires that give more safety than usual smaller scooter tires, for the Spaniard.

Extras such as USB sockets or an optional cell phone holder bring added value. We almost never needed the reverse gear, even if it appears practical in tight parking spaces because of the size and weight of the Mos. Installation is an interesting idea to install the battery as a kind of trolley, but this has a decisive disadvantage: to balance it over stairs is hardly possible. In this way, city dwellers are left out without ground floor or elevator. Too bad, because it should be the place of use for the Mo.

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The hard facts: price, range, weight, top speed, consumption

The price of the Seat Mo is 6.700 euro. This is cheaper than, for example, the Kumpan 54i: Gnite with at least 7.000 euros, but shows a problem: E-scooters in the 125cc class are currently still too expensive. Break roller of well -known brands such as Kymco, Piaggio or Honda cost between 3.000 and 4.000 euros maximum.

A nationwide promotion of L3E-A1-two wheels analogous to the environmental bonus for electric cars is unfortunately not available, but you will see in our funding database whether your city or community is promoting the purchase. Munich is exemplary here: Here you can get 25 percent of the net price (Max. 1.200 euros), between 500 and 1.000 euros scrapping bonus for an old vehicle and another 200 euros if you refueled the scooter with green electricity. In the best case, press the price to 4.300 euros, which would actually be competitive to the combustion scooters.

To the support database from Site

the Manufacturer’s guarantee is the usual two years. There is a four -year guarantee for the battery, but Seat expressly presupposes that the battery is loaded at least once a month.

The Seat Mo comes with a battery capacity of 5.6 kWh. We make it in the test with a very sporty driving style and outside temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees around 80 kilometers, in the city there were sometimes a few kilometers more. This is comparatively a very respectable range. When charging, a good 8.5 hours take place before the e-scooter battery is fully back in juice and strength-a long time.

In terms of consumption, you have to adjust to more than swallow the small 45 km/h scolts with less than 2 euros.

The 12 hp e-scooter weighs an impressive 156 kilos including 45-kilogram battery, i.e. significantly more than, for example, the Kumpan 54i: Gnite with its 110 kilos including battery. Overall, you and your passenger are not allowed to weigh more than 164 kilograms, which can be scarce for two larger men plus helmets.

According to the speedometer, we came up with a good 100 km/h in our test drives, according to Seat the Mo 95 km/h creates at the top. In this respect, you can also use the speedster to the highway, as always we advise you to get a warning vest in order to be clearly perceived.

In order to drive the 125-E-scooter, the normal car driver’s license with the B196 expansion, which is almost equivalent to the A1 motorcycle driving license.

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What we like: driving comfort, space, value, display, light and app

The Spaniard, who does not produce Seat but the Catalan company Silence, does not look like a handy, agile scooter, but lush and also expansive for its 125 class. When driving, this gives a lot of security, especially since the large tires (14 or. 15 inches) bring significantly more liability than usual small scooter tires. On the Mo you have the feeling that you are sitting on a large 300 scooter a la Honda Xmax. The heavy battery contributes to a deep and therefore pleasant focus – good! The chassis is nice and hard to be coordinated to our taste, so that there is no junk feeling.

Big advantage of the massive design (201 x 82 x 134 cm LBH): In the usual road traffic, we were usually rarely underestimated-different than with 125-E scolars with smaller dimensions. However, the size also has a disadvantage: the handiness of traffic jams and in tight passages are flute. His turning circle of 5 meters is also very big for a scooter in this class. No wonder that Seat installed a reverse gear here to get out of tight parking spaces, for example. However, we warn you: the reverse gear is very unusual at first, you should handle it very carefully.

So if you want to get along quickly with traffic and are a safety -conscious driver, the Mo is perfect. The Seat scooter is nothing for fast city speeders who cheat through everywhere.

The driving pleasure is not neglected in our many test drives: we briskly push ourselves through the city with the 12 hp e-scooter, always swim in the traffic and turn up across the country. The scooter offers three driving modes: ECO (maximum pace 64 km/h), city (maximum speed 80 km/h), sport (maximum pace 95 km/h) – but in fact we almost only use the sports mode. We would have wished for a little more liveliness from the stand. With a torque of 240 Nm and 5.4 seconds from 0 to 60 km/h, you cannot expect a deduction as with an electric motorcycle or e-car. With our rather sporty driving style, we claim the disc brakes equipped with the CBS brake system, which promptly did their job. It’s just a shame that Seat was saving the ABS at the Mo.

By the way: Recuperation does the Mo too – in sports mode when walking from gas – and even very noticeable – in the city mode only when braking. We would have liked individual setting options here, for example in city mode more recuperation, in sports mode then less.

The value of the Seat Mo is great: everything is clean and well made, the chassis, the bench and the cockpit look first -class. Nothing rattles, everything sits. A huge advantage of the low in the chassis is the great place under the bench: there are even two jethelme here – you can hardly find that in the competition, where you necessarily need a top case. With our test scooter we had problems opening the bench, the reason was a tighter cable train. A called mechanic puts this nimble.

The rather large black and white display is always easy to read in direct sunlight and delivers a lot of information without overwhelming.

At night the strong LED headlight shone very well our way. During the day we draw attention to ourselves with a daytime running lights other road users.

A class goodie is the app: because it delivers many functions, for example, informs you about the location of the scooter or shows the battery status in real time – practical when you are loading the scooter.

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What we criticize: battery is not for everyone

As good as the idea of a trolley shape battery is and as positive as it affects the space under the bench, this battery is as bad in practice as soon as you have to lift it over an obstacle as a staircase. DWith 45 kilos weight, this is almost impossible. Since the scooter addresses city dwellers in particular, the fun unfortunately has a hole for all those who do not live on the ground floor and have no elevator – not a rare constellation in the urban environment.

You can push the scooter directly to a socket and load without pulling out the battery trolley, but that The charging cable is very short. It’s a good thing that this is a three -pin standard cable that you can replace, for example, for a 5 meter long cable for less than 20 euros (advertisement). In addition, an LED ring shines highly when charging, which could find residents annoying. Here a small lamp that shines inconspicuously green or red would have been much more sensible.

Next to the missing ABS Also go off a few other things that the competition offers. For example, the key is mandatory for the scooter – even cheaper e -scooters from NIU (advertisement) have long been offering one Keyless function at. For longer distances would be one Cruise control also pleasant.

We also criticize that expensive accessories: For the smartphone holder alone, the customer is asked to pay 65 euros extra to the checkout (advertisement). The very sensible windshield costs 250 euros, only the device for a top case costs 180 euros, the top case itself costs just under 190 euros.

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This article was written by Lisa Brack
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