Abarth Electric

Benefits of electric

There are many advantages to driving electric…

Low running costs – a 100% electric vehicle like the Abarth 500e is exceptionally cost-effective to run.
Environmental benefits – an all-electric car produces zero harmful emissions and thus contributes towards a more sustainable future.
Other incentives – the pure-electric 500e is exempt from Clean Air Zone charges, such as London’s £12.50 ULEZ daily tariff; it also attracts the lowest Vehicle Excise Duty rates.
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Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

Wondering what the differences between electric and hybrid are? Allow us to explain…

    Electric A 100% electric vehicle (EV) is the cleanest, greenest and most cost-effective form of motor car. It produces no CO2 or NOx emissions, and since electricity is cheaper than fuel, it’s more affordable to run. EVs require manual charging, which can be done at home, at work and out and about.
    Hybrid Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) feature a combustion engine, an electric motor and a self-charging battery. While they offer limited electric range, FHEVs are more affordable to run than mild hybrids.
    Mild Hybrid Hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs) are one step up from regular combustion-engined vehicles. The difference is that an MHEV’s electric motor (in conjunction with a self-charging battery) assists the engine, providing rapid acceleration, for example.
    Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) offer the type of efficiency that’s closest to EVs. PHEVs run mainly on petrol/diesel while an electric motor (which is provided energy by a chargeable battery) picks up the slack. This allows them to offer an average all-electric range of 37 miles. PHEVs require manual charging.


    Would you like to know more? Please study our frequently asked questions below. If you have a different query, don’t hesitate to contact our Abarth Solihull or Swindon team today.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    The vast majority of EVs are automatic.

    What is a hybrid car?


    While similar to a regular car, a hybrid vehicle features an electric motor that provides power boosts and instant torque and which is energised by a self-charging battery.

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    Unlike most hybrids, a plug-in hybrid can run on electric power alone (for an average of 37 miles) and requires manual charging.

    Do electric cars have gears?


    Almost all electric cars are equipped with single-gear automatic transmission.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    Using a rapid-charging (50 kW) public access point, it takes the Abarth 500e approximately 40 minutes to achieve a 20% to 80% charge.

    Should I buy an electric car?


    There are plenty of compelling reasons for owning an electric car. Please contact us to receive impartial advice.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Absolutely. Electric cars produce zero harmful emissions.