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Abarth 500e revealed as model’s first EV | Autocar India

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Abarth claims the 500e may have higher dealing with in comparison with its petrol-powered siblings, the 595 and 695.

Abarth has unveiled its first electrical mannequin – the 500e. Primarily a efficiency model of the Fiat 500 Electrical, Abarth claims this new EV would be the most partaking, responsive and dynamic mannequin it has ever created. 

  1. Abarth 500e will get a 42kWh battery
  2. 500e first Abarth to supply related automotive tech

Abarth 500e: efficiency

The Abarth 500e packs a 42kWh battery, identical as its Fiat sibling, however will get marginally much less vary because of the greater state of tune of its electrical motor, or an absence of any range-extending ‘Sherpa’ mode from the Fiat 500 Electrical. Nonetheless, it should match that automotive’s 85kW fast-charging velocity, which means it may be topped up from empty to 80 % in 35 minutes.

The electrical motor within the 500e, which the Italian marque claims is extra responsive, produces 155hp and 235Nm of torque, a rise of 16hp and 15Nm over its Fiat counterpart. Abarth claims that the 500e can obtain a 0-100kph time of seven seconds, which is 2 seconds quicker than the Fiat 500 Electrical, and solely 0.three seconds slower than the 183hp, ICE-powered Abarth 695. 

With a wheelbase 24mm longer and observe 60mm wider than the Fiat, coupled with a decrease centre of gravity afforded by the under-floor battery, the 500e additionally guarantees improved dealing with over its petrol siblings, the 595 and 695, with a lift in turn-in response and better nook exit speeds.

One other spotlight might be its synthetic petrol engine-aping soundtrack, Abarth claims. The agency says “sound has at all times been vital” to the model as a “distinctive” attribute. The function, which is supplied as customary, might be switched off for silent working.

Olivier Francois, CEO of each Fiat and Abarth, stated: “The brand new Abarth 500e is without doubt one of the most enjoyable launches within the historical past of the model: a terrific new addition to the Abarth line-up. I like to think about it as household, so our fanbase might be concerned in each step of our electrification journey.”

Abarth 500e: exterior, inside and options

The 500e might be provided in hatchback and convertible physique kinds just like the Abarth 695. As with different Abarth fashions, the 500e is marked out from its customary Fiat sibling by a performance-themed design overhaul. It will get a wider, squared entrance finish, decrease aspect skirts and a delicate rear lip. 

Inside, the 500e is pretty just like the Fiat, with the usual package together with a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, a rear parking digital camera and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen. Prime-of-the-range fashions get Alcantara-clad sports activities seats and a JBL speaker system. The 500e additionally will get Abarth’s wearable key, computerized local weather management and an electrochromic rearview mirror. 

The 500e can be the primary Abarth product to supply related automotive know-how with its Uconnect Providers, which supplies drivers real-time data and onboard safety, and might be managed utilizing Fiat’s cell app. 

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