Can more electric cars look this cool?
Abarth recently unveiled the fully electric Abarth 500e, marking the beginning of the brand’s journey in the world of electrification.
On the exterior, the new modernized and electrified Scorpion signature logo makes its debut on the New Abarth 500e and projects the brand into a new era.
Several aggressive elements on the exterior make the New Abarth 500e unique and eye-catching, such as the new dedicated front sporty bumper, the elusive and sporty lines of the lateral skirt, the cool white front DAM, the rear diffuser inserts, dedicated alloy wheels and the new Titanium Grey mirror caps.
The sporty character of the New Abarth 500e is also enhanced by full LED front lighting with a new Abarth signature, front and rear disk brakes, new front and rear Abarth lettering in dark titanium Grey, a new lateral electrified Scorpion signature logo, and a black capote with an integrated sporty spoiler for the cabrio. The hatchback version is also equipped with rear privacy glass.
Inside, the new sporty seats’ design is enriched with an embossed scorpion in Alcantara. Meanwhile the list of standard features include a 10.25-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system, keyless entry, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic climate control, automatic high low beam headlights, an electrochromic interior mirror, and wireless charger, an advanced 360° drone view sensor system, an ultra-high-definition rear camera, and a JBL audio system.
Thanks to its electric architecture, in fact, along with improved weight distribution, better torque, and a wider wheelbase, the New Abarth 500e is faster and more exciting in both urban and suburban driving, ensuring the best performance.
On the open road, the full electric New Abarth 500e performs overtaking manoeuvres faster than its petrol version, reaching a speed of 100 km/h a second quicker than the 695.
Furthermore, the more responsive electric motor, a longer wheelbase, improved support due to widened track widths, and the better balance between the axles offer great handling and driving dynamics, providing the New Abarth 500e with a quicker response, better corner entry, and a higher cornering and exit speed.
The New Abarth 500e is equipped with a 42 kWh battery coupled with an e-motor, resulting in 155hp and a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of seven seconds.
Three driving modes are available, which focus on performance – Turismo, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track – giving customers total freedom to fully enhance the sporty set-up and unleash the power of their Abarth in every challenge on the road.
To minimize its charging time, the New Abarth 500e is equipped with the 85-kW fast-charging system to charge the car’s battery very quickly and guarantee never-ending fun.
For example, all it takes is less than five minutes to build up a sufficient energy reserve for daily mileage requirements (around 25 miles), which is less than the time it takes to choose your next destination. When in a hurry, the fast charge reaches 80% of the range in only 35 minutes.
Keyword: All-new Abarth 500e marks brand's entry into the EV segment