CUPRA el-Born

Battery Electric Vehicle

£37,000 *Price from

77.0 kWhUseable Battery

260 mi *Real Range

295 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is a concept

The el-Born will be SEAT's first all-electric vehicle. As with VW's range of electric ID vehicles, the SEAT will be build on the VW MEB-platform. The el-Born might therefore also become available with other battery options. SEAT has not yet released an exact launch date for the UK, but the design seems close to being ready for production. The el-Born is expected to become available mid-2020, right after the launch of the Volkswagen ID.3.
SEAT hasn't released all specifications yet. Specifications with an * are estimates!

Price from * £37,000

Introduced at Geneva 2019
Status Production confirmed
Expected from * June 2021

Lease (BCH) from * £450 pcm

Annual VED * £0
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3000. Lease estimate is based on a BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months payment profile, 10,000 miles per annum, excluding optional maintenance package. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.



Acceleration 0 - 62 mph * 6.5 sec
Top Speed * 99 mph
Electric Range * 260 mi
Total Power 150 kW (201 hp)
Total Torque * 229 lb-ft
Drive * Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 82.0 kWh
Charge Port * Type 2
Charge Power † * 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->260 mi) † * 8h15m
Charge Speed † * 32 mph
Battery Useable 77.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port * CCS
Fastcharge Power (max) 125 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (26->208 mi) 31 min
Fastcharge Speed 350 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12h15m and a charge speed of 21 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 260 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 295 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 137 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range * 311 mi
Rated Consumption * No Data
Vehicle Consumption * 245 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent * No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 163 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Dimensions and Weight

Length * 4260 mm
Width * 1810 mm
Height * 1550 mm
Wheelbase * 2765 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) * 1850 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) No Data
Cargo Volume No Data
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked No Data
Towing Weight Braked No Data
Roof Load No Data
Max. Payload No Data


Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from * £39,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £399
BIK @ 20% * £7 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £13 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £15 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from * £39,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £799
BIK @ 20% * £13 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £27 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £30 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the CUPRA el-Born. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

NOTE: CUPRA has not released details about the on-board charger of the el-Born. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 39h30m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 24h30m 11 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 12h15m 21 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 8h15m 32 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 8h15m 32 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the CUPRA el-Born.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 45 kW † 76 min 140 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 100 kW 90 kW † 38 min 280 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 125 kW † 110 kW † 31 min 350 mph

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.


All about the CUPRA el-Born

Concept car

This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the CUPRA el-Born would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.


The CUPRA el-Born has an estimated On The Road Price (OTR) of £40,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The CUPRA el-Born is eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,000. The grant will be applied to the invoice of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the CUPRA el-Born is £37,000.

Drivetrain and Performance

The CUPRA el-Born is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the CUPRA el-Born is 150 kW (201 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 229 lb-ft. The CUPRA el-Born is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 6.5 seconds. The estimated top speed is 99 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the CUPRA el-Born has a total capacity of 82 kWh. The usable capacity is 77 kWh. An estimated range of about 260 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours 15 minutes and a charge rate of 21 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 39 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 125 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 110 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 180 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the CUPRA el-Born is about 295 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 137 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

CO2 Emission

The CUPRA el-Born emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.