Abarth 500 transforms and becomes electric: the Abarth 500e arrives

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The legendary Abarth 500 enters a new era and becomes totally electric: born there Abarth 500e.

Abarth 500e, more Abarth than ever

The Abarth 500e is more active and exciting than ever in urban driving. The electric architecture performs better than the petrol one thanks to a better weight distribution. The electric, then, makes driving more pleasant and guarantees greater sprint and balance.

The Abarth, becoming electric, it transforms and in turn becomes more fun and competitiveas well as being completely ecological.

Olivier Francois, Chief Executive Officer of FIAT & Abarth and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Stellantis, commented: “Today we celebrate a milestone in the history of Abarth: we simultaneously present the first electric Abarth in Europe, based on the New 500e, and launch the brand in Brazil. , with the introduction of the New Abarth Pulse. The debut of the New Abarth 500e is one of the most exciting in the history of the brand: a great novelty for the Abarth range.

You may ask ‘why electric?’ Well, basically it’s the performance that drove us to do it: better acceleration, better handling, more fun. And then there’s Abarth’s legendary signature: his sound. Put all this together and you get what we call: more Abarth than ever!”

The style and performance of the new Abarth 500e

Irreverent, playful and audacious. It combines performance, electric energy, style and a powerful sound in a mix of adrenaline and eco-sustainability. In the city the performance is better and more fast by 1 second with 50% faster acceleration from 20 to 40 km/h than the petrol model.

On the trail of “Misto Alfa Handling Track” by Balocco it has been proven that the Abarth 500e beats the 695 by more than a second.
Furthermore, the electric motor is more responsive, the wheelbase longer and road holding better.

The 42 kWh battery is coupled to a powerful electric motor, for a total of 113.7kW/155hp, which combines the performance of the Scorpion with the innovation of electric mobility. In fact, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds, with acceleration at the top of its category and zero emissions.

Ultimately, the New Abarth 500e aims to expand the reference market staying true to its roots and its DNA.

Driving mode

Three unique driving modes are available:

  • The Tourism modeallows for smoother acceleration and lower horsepower for an efficient and exhilarating driving experience.
  • The Scorpion Street mode, which offers maximum performance, maximizing regenerative braking. Furthermore, in Turismo or Scorpion mode, thanks to the one pedal driving function, just one pedal is enough to obtain maximum performance.
  • The Scorpion Track modedesigned for those looking for maximum performance.

Charging speed

To reduce charging times to a minimum, the New Abarth 500e is equipped with a quick charge systemto 85 kW. For example, it takes less than 5 minutes to build up the energy reserve needed to cover a distance of 40 km.

Official partner is Free2move eSolutionsjoint venture of Stellar created to support and encourage the transition to electric mobility and does so starting from eSolutions Chargingthe app designed for those who are taking their first steps in the eMobility and for those who frequently use public top-ups.

Immersive sound experience

The New Abarth 500e is the only small car to offer an enthralling sound experience for those who want to drive electric without giving up the famous and unmistakable Abarth rumble.

Each time the car is switched on or off, the system Key On-Off reproduces the sound of a guitar inside the passenger compartment, immediately transmitting those sensations that can be experienced on board any Abarth. Also you wash (Acoustic Vehicle Alert System) riceve un “jingle” specifico.

To give the Abarth a touch, the first time you exceed 20 km/h, a guitar strumming reflects the transgressive and unconventional soul inherent in Scorpion cars.

Finally, the Abarth 500e is the first city car that can be equipped with the Sound Generatorfor those who don’t want to give up the unmistakable Abarth roar, faithfully reproducing the sound of a petrol engine.

Decisive and distinctive design

New design elements give the New Abarth 500e a unique style, drawing inspiration from the past but without neglecting modern details.

The new logo of Scorpio is modernized and electrified. It is positioned higher up and, together with the headlights and grille, gives the car an even bolder look.

The Abarth 500e stands out for its distinctive, high-performance and sporty style and is dedicated to those who want to transform driving into a unique experience.

The exteriors are characterized by various aggressive elements that make the New Abarth 500e captivating, such as the new dedicated sports front bumper and the side skirts, the inserts DAM and rear diffuser in cool white, the light-alloy wheels and the new mirror caps in titanium gray.

The sporty character is emphasized by the headlights full LED with the new Abarth signature, from the front and rear disc brakes, from the new front and rear Abarth writings in dark titanium grey, from the new electrified side Scorpion logo, from the fixed glass roof and from the tinted rear windows for greater privacy.

New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima

The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima it is fully equipped and eye-catching, as well as being the first electric Abarth ever. Produced in 1949 units, a tribute to the birth date of the brand, it is the perfect synthesis between exclusivity and sportiness.

It is available in a hatchback version and is offered in two colours: Acid Green e Poison Blue.

The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima is equipped with exclusive 18″ Titanium Gray diamond-finished alloy wheels and is equipped with a fixed glass roof and tinted rear windows for greater privacy.

The equipment is completed by the steel sports pedals and the footrest with engraved logo, a new ring for the dashboard in titanium gray and steel sill plates with raised Abarth lettering.

The design of the new seats is enriched by a scorpion in relief in Alcantara; the dashboard fascia in embossed Alcantara offers a unique sensation, combining a luxurious aesthetic with a functional design, and matches perfectly with the steering wheel inserts and sports seats.

The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima is equipped as standard with Uconnect™ Radio Touchscreen 10,25” with integrated navigation system and the new Performance Pagesa high-tech display with exciting new Abarth graphics.

It is also available wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Furthermore, the new instrument panel is fully digital and 7″, providing all the necessary information from speed to range, from driving mode to battery status, without distracting the driver from the road.

The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima is equipped with six airbags and with the most advanced systems ADAScome:

  • Traffic Sign Information;
  • Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian and cyclist recognition;
  • Intelligent Speed Assistant;
  • Lane Keeping Assist;
  • Drowsy Driver Detection;
  • Attention assist;
  • Cruise control;
  • Blind Spot warning;
  • Emergency call.

For more information, please visit the official Abarth website.