Seat (which is part of the expansive Volkswagen Group) is preparing itself for a new product offensive with three replacement models, and three all-new models in 2018 through 2020.

Seat Altea XL Electric Ecomotive

Seat Altea XL Electric Ecomotive

And one of those six new cars is to be an all-electric one.

But because the Spanish brand first looks to add a long-range (500 km / 310 miles NEDC) EV, Seat needs to wait in line for Volkswagen's MEB platform, which means an arrival date in 2020.

At some point, there will be also a plug-in hybrid offered in the lineup, as the next-generation Leon is expected to have PHEV version.

In the future, Seat should offer sport plug-ins inside the Cupra badge.

"Seat R&D Matthias Rabe said he didn't see Cupra and EVs as separate entities and he said a Cupra version of future electric Seats was highly likely."

source: Autocar