Why go electric? Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Here at Lipscomb in Canterbury and Maidstone, we’re committed to an electrified motoring future, which is why we’re delighted to present the Abarth 500e. This all-electric city car takes the much-loved 500 model to a new level, adding a zero-emission component to the high-performance mix.

A pure-electric Abarth

The Abarth range is small because the Italian marque prefers to focus on quality rather than quantity – and the 500e is the automaker's first foray into the electric market.

The benefits of buying an electric Abarth

A pure-electric Abarth offers high levels of performance while being substantially more affordable to run. The 500e is also cheaper to maintain since electric drivetrains feature fewer working parts than combustion-engined models.

Key benefits include:

  • Eco-friendly performance thanks to zero-emission motoring
  • Low running and maintenance costs
  • Super-low Vehicle Excise Duty tariffs
  • Quicker acceleration
  • Quieter motoring
  • Government incentives, and exemption from Clean Air Zone charges
Electric motoring explained The 500e is Abarth’s first foray into the electric motor car market.

Pure Electric An all-electric drivetrain consists of a high-capacity battery which provides an electric motor with energy, enabling it to power the car. The battery requires manual charging, which can be done at home, at work or at one of thousands of UK-wide public access points.

Electric car FAQs

Please check out our frequently asked questions below…

How does an electric car work?


An electric car runs on electric power only, thanks to a chargeable lithium-ion battery that provides an electric motor with energy.

Are electric cars automatic?


Yes. Electric cars run on a single-gear system.

How long does it take to charge the Abarth 500e?


​With a dedicated fast-charging domestic wallbox or public connector, it takes about 35 minutes for the 500e’s battery to go from zero to 80% full.

How far can the Abarth 500e go?


It can manage up to 155 miles with a single charge.

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