The popular Fiat 500 Abarth now has an electric successor that boasts a more powerful electric motor and sportier design. It does 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in seven seconds.

The 2023 Abarth 500e features the brand's name on the nose instead of the regular "500" logo and chrome bar. The scorpion badge is on top of the hood. The front bumper has unique, more aggressive air vents and a deeper air dam. The side skirts are new, and the rear bumper diffuser gets white inserts to match the front air dam.

The electric-themed Abarth scorpion badges on the sides have been resized to fit, and the car gets new 18-inch wheels along with some eye-catching side stripes. In the launch Scorpionissima trim, drivers will find a three-spoke steering wheel inside as well as Alcantara upholstery and stainless steel pedals and door sills.



The Fiat 500 offers 117 horsepower and 220 Newton-meters (162 pound-feet) of torque while the Abarth version increases those values to 155 hp and 235 Nm (173 lb-ft). The extra 38 hp and 15 Nm (11 lb-ft) might not look like much, but the electric hot hatch does 100 km/h (62 mph) in only seven seconds, which is two full seconds faster than the regular EV.

The suspension and brakes are most likely better than before, but we can't be sure because Fiat hasn't mentioned anything about it. Most likely, though, they've been improved to meet the needs of a sporty car like the Abarth.

Abarth 500e has been fitted with a larger battery option of 42-kWh. It can be charged at up to 85 kW, allowing for about 40 kilometers (25 miles) of range after just five minutes plugged in. In only 35 minutes, the battery will be 80 percent refilled.



Even though it's a small car, the Abarth 500e is still packed with features. These include automatic headlights and windshield wipers, keyless access, wireless smartphone charger, 360-degree camera, JBL sound system and automatic climate control. A fake sound generator is included to make it sound like a gasoline engine, but thankfully you can turn it off if you don't like artificial sounds.



Although the Abarth is available to order in Europe, no decision has been made on whether it will be offered in America. This could change in 2024 when the regular 500e heads to American soil.

Source: Abarth

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving