Abarth introduced its first fully electric model that is based on the Fiat 500e featuring a number of upgrades. The Abarth 500e wears a distinct bodykit, combined with a sportier chassis setup, a more powerful electric motor, and a “Sound Generator” feature.
The Scorpion brand describes the 500e as “faster and more exciting in both urban and suburban driving” compared to the ICE-powered 595/695 range. The EV is also over one second quicker around the Balocco track than the Abarth 695 flagship.
The single electric motor produces 153 hp (113,7 kW / 155 PS) in the Abarth 500e, which represents an increase of 36 hp (26.7 kW / 37 PS) compared to the Fiat 500e. Thus, the hot hatch accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7 seconds which is 2 seconds quicker than the Fiat.
The model retains the 42 kWh battery of its Fiat sibling but gains an 85 kW fast charging system. This can add around 40 km (25 miles) of range in less than 5 minutes, while a 0-80% charge is completed in 35 minutes. Abarth didn’t provide us with the range, but we suspect it will be lower than the 321 km (199 miles) of the Fiat 500e.