- Fiat's performance brand Abarth has introduced its first fully electric model, the 2023 Fiat Abarth 500e EV
- The 500e electric motor provides instant torque, rapid acceleration, and improved weight distribution and handling over petrol Abarth
- In testing, the 500e was faster than petrol Abarth in urban and suburban driving. It was also over 1 second faster on a handling track
- The 500e offers a more stable ride and better cornering ability compared to petrol Abarth
- 500e has 42 kWh battery enabling rapid charging up to 85 kW; 0-80% charge in 35 minutes
- Sound generator recreates signature Abarth exhaust notes to retain emotional driving experience
- Signature Abarth exterior styling includes new front bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser, badging, wheels and colors
- Limited 1949 unit Scorpionissima launch edition with exclusive features and upgrades
- New online purchasing experience aims to reflect 500e's exciting EV driving performance
- The 500e brings Abarth's high-performance spirit into the electric age with rapid acceleration, exclusive driving modes and emotional engagement
Fiat's performance brand Abarth has unveiled its first fully electric model, the 2023 Fiat Abarth 500e. This new EV aims to bring Abarth's thrilling driving experience into the electric era.
Performance and Handling
The 500e's electric motor provides instant torque and rapid acceleration. It sprints from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds. The EV architecture also contributes to improved weight distribution and handling.
In testing, the 500e was faster than the petrol Abarth in urban driving. It accelerates 50% quicker from 20-40 km/h. The electric motor's responsiveness also gives it an edge in suburban driving. On a handling track, the 500e was over 1 second faster than the petrol Abarth.
The 500e offers a more stable ride and better cornering ability than its petrol sibling. Three exclusive driving modes - Turismo, Scorpion Street, Scorpion Track - allow drivers to customize the performance.
Charging and Range
The 42 kWh battery enables rapid charging up to 85 kW. With fast charging, the 500e can gain 40km of range in under 5 minutes. Charging from 0 to 80% takes around 35 minutes.
Home charging is facilitated by the easyWallbox system. This provides simple plug-and-play installation and Bluetooth connectivity.
Abarth's signature exhaust notes are recreated through the 500e's sound generator. This aims to retain the emotional connection of the Abarth driving experience. The sounds accompany driving, starting up and turning off the vehicle.
Signature Abarth design cues give the 500e a bold, sporty look. These include a new front bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser, and Abarth badging. A reshaped logo symbolizes the brand's new era. New alloy wheels, privacy glass and color options reinforce the 500e's athletic aesthetic.
Scorpionissima Launch Edition
The limited-run Scorpionissima debuts the 500e with exclusive features. Just 1949 units will be produced in hatchback and cabrio forms. The Scorpionissima includes special wheels, paint colors, interior materials and technology upgrades.
Online Buying Experience
Abarth is introducing an intuitive online purchasing experience for the 500e. This aims to reflect the excitement of the EV driving performance. Initial reservations are exclusive to Abarth's engaged community of brand enthusiasts.
The 2023 Fiat Abarth 500e brings the brand's high-performance spirit into the electric age. Abarth focused on maintaining emotional driving engagement through sound, handling and styling. Rapid acceleration, exclusive driving modes and a special launch edition define the new EV. Overall, the 500e encapsulates innovation and sustainability with Abarth's signature thrilling performance.