I don’t feel like Javier Bardem on the way to Penélope Cruz, more like the Michelin man. I’m wearing long ski underwear, motorcycle jeans made of strong Cordura fabric with protectors on knees and hips, a fleece pullover and a heavy leather jacket with inner lining. How do I get down there to tie my shoes?
The Spanish VW subsidiary is sending it onto the market as a serious means of transport that can run at a speed of 95 if necessary and is also intended to appeal to people who have not previously been on two wheels. In the cities, the spaces for cars are getting tighter and narrower, roads are narrowed from four to two lanes, and parking spaces are abolished.
12 hp in sport mode
Speaking of range: the factory specification (up to 133 km) cannot be achieved in practice. On a cross-country trip (16 degrees) at 60 to 75 km/h, I ended up at my in-laws’ house after 72 kilometers with a remaining battery of three percent. The instrument cluster pretended to have driven 79 kilometers – a whopping ten percent deviation! So grab power and drive on? Can you forget at the loading speed. I didn’t want to stay at my mother-in-law’s, so I had the scooter connected to the network and picked me up.
Loss of range in the cold
The cold further shrinks the radius of action. If you only use the Mó in the city and always plug it into the socket, you can still be happy with it. This is partly due to its portable battery. When you pull it out, the rollers fold out, and the 41-kilogram battery can then be pulled like a trolley. You definitely need an elevator to get to the fourth floor of the old building.
The weather protection is decent, when the road is wet your feet stay dry and your pants stay clean. In summer, the compact scooter finds a place in front of every ice cream parlour. Not so good: There is no effective traction control, and the rear wheel can slip away on slippery roads.
An interesting idea – it sounds a bit like the future.
Vehicle data and price: Seat Mó 125
• maximum power 9 kW (12 hp)
• Max. Torque 240 Nm
• Range up to 133/104/82 km (Eco/City/Sport)
• Loading time 6-8 h
• L/W/H 2026/722/1093mm
• Weight 152kg
• 0-50km/h 3.9s
• Top speed 95km/h
• Driver’s license A1, B196
• Price from 6,700 euros