Charge faster than your phone
Sixteen-year olds will be able to lease the 2.5-metre long Minimo because it’s actually classed as a quadricycle and not an electric car. But fear not, it won’t unleash the full force of its nippy 56mph if it knows the driver’s too young to be trusted. Instead, the digital access key goes to Defcon 1 and halves that heady v-max, like a parent locking the drinks cabinet. Otherwise, the tech’s totally on-side for the iGeneration. Plus creakier people too. Built-in 5G hooks up with Android Auto so you can control infotainment features with your voice without needing to faff with cables first. No mention of Apple CarPlay, mind. The Minimo has a tiny 15kWh battery, a single electric motor and a relatively low 62-mile range, but that’s plenty for nipping through town. Expect fast charging times given the battery’s so small, but Seat has an ace up its sleeve – the battery can be quickly swapped for a fully charged replacement, almost as simple as replacing batteries in your remote control.