The Seat Leon Green could soon be mass-produced
The Seat Leon Green become the first model of Seat plug-in hybrid. It is still a prototype, but it looks like it could soon be mass-produced. It develops 200 horsepower between the two engines and their CO2 emissions amounts to just 36 g/km.
In the project, called CENIT, they have worked for more than four years as Cegasa companies, Endesa, Iberdrola and Siemens. In total, more than 800 professionals and a dozen public agencies serving the implementation of electric car in Spain that have had a budget of over 30 million euros.
Up to 200 horsepower
The Leon Green is one of the most important sources of this macro-project, a prototype that should see the light in the short to medium term and noted for energy efficiency that brings plug-in hybrid system, which combines an electric motor of 102 hp power with another gasoline TSI 1.4-liter that develops 122 hp. Enter both can develop a maximum power around 200 hp, 40 more than the Mission RS, an electric motorcycle can also stop being a prototype and mass produced.
The prototype has a battery of 8.8 kWh produced by Ficosa through which has an autonomy to travel up to 50 kilometers in electric mode.
The result of this collaboration, it has given the green Leon capability interaction manager recharge, defining a tariff negotiation system and intelligent management that allows full interaction of the vehicle with the mains.
Thanks to this innovative system, the hybrid Leon can be recharged efficiently when consumption low overall energy. Therefore, it encourages recharging periods of energy surplus production and encourages greater use of renewable energy. In practice, if you connect to the network for example 12 hours recharging will start in the moment when energy demand falls and not immediately after connecting the vehicle to the network.