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A 6,072-cell battery at -10 degrees

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CUPRA puts the e-Racer to the test in extreme conditions on the ski slopes of Andorra20mm higher suspensions and tires with 420 studs each to drive on snow and iceCold weather is the best ally of the electric system as it cools the batteries The countdown for the debut of the CUPRA e-Racer, the first 100% electric racing touring car in the World, in the new ETCR championship has begun. The Spanish brand's race team is working non-stop on the development of this electric race, putting it through a constant series of tests under the most gruelling conditions. This winter,…

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Recycling the rain test water

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SEAT has succeeded in lowering its water consumption per car produced by 31% in the past 8 years and is moving towards the goal of achieving 38% by 2025The paint workshop and the rain test booth are the areas that consume the most water and where most progress has been madeReducing consumption, recycling and reuse are the pillars for minimizing the impact on the water cycle Martorell, 22/03/2019. - Energy-efficient appliances, automatic sprinkler systems, low flow taps in kitchens and bathrooms… Raising awareness about wasting water has gained ground in people’s homes, but what about in industry? The efforts made by…

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Surfing in the desert

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The SEAT Tarraco undergoes testing on Morocco’s Erg Chebbi, one of the most unforgiving places on the planetDunes that soar to the height of the Sagrada Familia challenge driving assistants such as the DCC adaptive chassis control and the 4Drive all-wheel driveTemperatures ranging from 0 to 50 degrees and varying terrain raise major driving difficulties A dune field measuring 22 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide, featuring mountains of sand, varying terrain and extreme temperatures. This is the challenge facing the SEAT Tarraco in Morocco’s largest desert. - From 0 to 50 degrees in a matter of hours: The desert is one…

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The day the Popemobile was spared

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 With only a few days remaining before the visit by Pope John Paul II to Barcelona and Madrid in 1982, a call came through to SEAT from the Vatican. The vehicle car used by the Pope on his official visits did not fit through the doors of the Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabéu stadiums where the Pope’s main events were being held. So a new model had to be made in a matter of days. The engineers at SEAT rose to the challenge and in record time adapted a Panda, creating a true Popemobile used by John Paul II during…

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH … Honda, Mercedes-Benz and SEAT Off-Roaders get Top Marks for Safety

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Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of three large off-roaders: the Honda CR-V, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the  SEAT Tarraco. All three cars get a maximum five-star rating against Euro NCAP’s tough 2019 requirements. The new SEAT Tarraco shares Volkswagen’s MQB platform with the Škoda Kodiaq, rated as five-stars by Euro NCAP in 2017. Against the more stringent protocols of 2019, the Tarraco’s five-star rating is even more impressive and its score of 97 percent in adult occupant protection is amongst the best achieved by a car in this category. The previous-generation Honda CR-V was tested as a diesel in 2013. In a sign of the times,…

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Who said this industry was a man’s world?

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What do rear view mirrors, lane markings and turn signals have in common? Besides all being everyday items in our daily lives, these three inventions were the brainchild of women. These trailblazers shaped the automotive sector with their innovations and led the way for the following generations. The following are five women who revolutionised the world of driving with their talent and courage. -June McCarroll, drawing the line (1867-1954): If one inventor combines creativity with determination, that would be June McCarroll. One day in 1917 McCarroll, a doctor by profession, was driving to her office in California when a lorry forced…

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Drive on snow like a pro

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Winter Tips Racer and driving expert Jordi Gené offers several practical tips on safe driving on snowMaintaining control of your vehicle requires anticipating what lies ahead and taking it easyWhen parking outside, you should leave the wiper blades up so they do not stick to the windscreen Martorell,  21 January 2019. - Adverse weather conditions, poor visibility and the winter period in general challenge the skills of any driver. But do we really know how to drive on snow? In Innsbruck, the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria, racer and driving expert Jordi Gené tells us how to handle this…

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An inside look at the CUPRA e-Racer

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Looking at what could be described as a multimedia x-ray, a 3D animation takes us on a journey deep inside the CUPRA e-Racer, the world’s first fully electric competition touring car. With a year to go before it makes its debut, we examine the bones of this car and its main components: - A 450 kg battery, the core element: It accounts for a third of the vehicle’s total weight and is a challenge when developing this model, as explained by the head of engineering at CUPRA, Xavier Serra: “The battery determines the entire design and position of the remaining elements”.…

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Engineers in the Arctic Circle

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• Gonzalo Giménez, head of Brakes and Active Safety Systems at SEAT, spends up to 10 weeks a year far from home testing cars in conditions of extreme cold • Like him, every year 150 technicians and engineers head to the Swedish Lapland to perform close to 60 tests and cover 30,000 km • The key to working at -25 degrees is his passion for cars and travelling, and knowing how to adapt to any circumstance Martorell, 04/12/2018. - It’s seven in the morning in a location near the Arctic Circle. Gonzalo Giménez, the head of Brakes and Active Safety…

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300 LEDS behind the lights of your car

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Martorell, 27/11/2018. – Essential safety elements that are also a key design aspect of every model, headlights are to a car as eyes are to a face. More than three years of close collaboration between designers and engineers go into creating the lights of a car. In SEAT’s light tunnel, these specialists carry out all the necessary tests and verifications on headlights and taillights in order to achieve the perfect light that delivers greater comfort and safety at the wheel: - A dialogue between art and technique: “We are constantly in touch with the Design department during the development of…

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