Abarth Finally Debuts Electric 500e and 500e Turismo Models
May 5, 2023
Turin, May 4th, 2023: Abarth, a subsidiary of Stellantis, has announced the addition of the Abarth 500e and 500e Turismo to its electric vehicle lineup. Both models are now available for order as hatchback and cabrio versions, following the earlier release of the Scorpionissima launch edition.
The Abarth 500e and 500e Turismo feature an electric powertrain, contributing to zero emissions. The vehicles incorporate technology and design elements aimed at the performance-oriented segment.
Both the 500e and the 500e Turismo include exterior design features such as Abarth lettering above the front grille, an electrified Scorpion logo on the side, unique alloy wheels, lateral skirts, and rear diffuser inserts.
The interior of the vehicles features dark ambience, sporty seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The cabins are equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch TFT cluster, and Uconnect Services for connectivity.
The Turismo model comes standard with an Abarth Sound Generator to emulate the signature Abarth engine sound. The 500e and 500e Turismo are powered by a 42-kWh battery and an electric motor, which provides instant torque and improved weight distribution.
Both models output 114kW of power and 235Nm of torque, for a 0-100km/h sprint of just 7 seconds.
The new Abarth 500e models offer three driving modes: Turismo, Scorpion Street, and Scorpion Track, allowing drivers to tailor their driving experience. The electric powertrain ensures faster acceleration compared to the petrol-powered version, with a battery range of up to 265 km and 85 kW fast charging support.
To support the transition to electric mobility, Abarth has partnered with Free2move eSolutions, a Stellantis joint venture. Free2move eSolutions provides charging solutions such as the eProWallbox for home charging and access to over 450,000 public charging points across Europe.
The introduction of the 500e and 500e Turismo marks Abarth's move towards a sustainable future while maintaining its focus on performance vehicles. As the electric vehicle market expands, these models aim to appeal to the performance-focused segment.
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