Abarth is ushering in a completely new era by debuting the fully electric New Abarth 500e.
The New Abarth 500e is the most responsive and exciting Abarth in urban driving and the fastest and most enjoyable in suburban driving. In short, it is more Abarth than EVer. The electric architecture performs better than petrol thanks to animproved weight distribution, better torque, and a wider wheelbase.
Electric is the perfect technology to improve driving pleasure and ensure more sprint, greater balance, more stability, and better road holding. In a nutshell, for Abarth, electrification means being more fun and more competitive. If you look at it from another angle, electrification not only means looking for greener solutions, but is also synonymous with pure, distilled, and hardcore fun.
Combining performance, electric power, style and a new powerful sound, the new Scorpion turns advanced technology into adrenaline, and sustainability into performance. Thanks to its electric architecture, in fact, along withimproved 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.
The New Abarth 500e is the most responsive and exciting Abarth 500 ever in city driving, performing better than an Abarth 695 in responsiveness. In fact, it is 1 second faster in the urban pickup, which means 50% faster acceleration from 12 to 25mph than its petrol-powered counterpart. The New Abarth 500e is also faster outside of city driving, for example on hairpin bends, where from 25 to 37mph it can reach the target speed in just 1.5 seconds.
Finally, on the open road, the full electric New Abarth 500e performs overtaking manoeuvres faster, reaching a speed of 62mph (starting from 37mph) with a difference of approximately 1 second compared to the petrol version.
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 powerful 42 kWh battery coupled with a powerful e-motor, resulting in 113.7kW/155PS and combining the performance of the Scorpion with the innovation of electric mobility. In fact, it can reach 62mph from zero before you even realise it, in just seven seconds. It boasts of best-in-class acceleration, and, in the meantime, ensures zero emissions while driving. In the end, the New Abarth 500e is “exciting and fast” precisely in those conditions where you can really have fun.
Three exclusive driving modes are available, which focus on performance – Turismo, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track – giving total freedom to fully enhance the sporty set-up and unleash the power of their Abarth in every challenge on the road.
To minimise 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 (up to 25 miles), which is less than the time it takes to choose your next destination. When in a hurry, the fast charge reaches up to 80% of the range in only 35 minutes.
For Abarth, sound has always been important. Beyond a simple
technical feature, it has become a creative tool to express a distinctive and
playful style. Furthermore, Abarth sound has always been synonymous with
hardcore fun and excitement – a key and distinctive factor specifically
designed to offer all the deep emotions that every Abarthist seeks when driving
an Abarth. In addition to its high performance and bold style, the New Abarth
500e is the only small car which provides an immersive sound experience for
those who want to drive electric without giving up on the famous and unmistakable
The New Abarth 500e is the first and only city car that can be equipped with the Sound Generator, for those who don’t want to give up on Abarth’s signature – the unmistakable Abarth “roar”. The Sound Generator accompanies the engine performance, faithfully reproducing the sound of an Abarth petrol engine. Designed to offer all the emotions that every Abarthist seeks when driving an Abarth, perfectly combining performance and sound, this innovative sound system gives a true Abarth driving experience.
Several distinctive 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.
Style and sportiness can be seen in several details: from the dark ambience of the pillars and headliner to the new Poison Blue strap for front seat folding. The alternation of fine materials and more sporty design elements creates a unique and exclusive combination.
Additional specification includes;
The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima is an exclusive, fully equipped, and eye-catching limited launch edition – the first electric Abarth ever. Produced in 1,949 units only, a number that pays homage to the brand’s birth year, it is the perfect synthesis between exclusivity and sportiness. It is available in both hatchback and convertible versions and comes in a new, exciting Acid Green or in a Poison Blue body paint. This new limited edition is the top of the range and is instantly recognisable by the Abarth side graphics.
The New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima is equipped with the exclusive 18” Diamond-Cut Titanium Grey alloy wheels, which bring the driver closer to the road with their holding performance and distinctive and sharp design, a fixed glass roof and rear privacy glass. It also comes with advanced sporty steel pedals and a kick plate with an engraved logo, which bring racetrack vibes and the reactivity of the cars that made Abarth’s history to the road, a new titanium Grey dashboard ring, and steel door sills plates with an Abarth lettering relief.