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Electric power. The CUPRA way.

Pure CUPRA performance and all the benefits of electric power: from maximum engine torque to lower emissions.

The future is electric

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CUPRA embraces a new era of sustainable performance with innovative electrification of its powertrains.

 

CUPRA’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) combine an electric motor and petrol engine so you can enjoy all the benefits of electrification while maximising performance.

 

Charge your CUPRA at home, work or public charging station and use all-electric power for short, emissions-reduced travel. Or switch to hybrid mode and maximise your vehicle’s full range for longer journeys, all while charging the electric battery for the next time you drive.

  

Electrification benefits

Electric powertrains offer reduced emissions, lower running costs and a more refined drive, as well as a fast acceleration feel during take-off.

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  1. Reduced operating costs

    Efficient fuel use means hybrid vehicles cost less to run per kilometre.

  2. Lower emissions

    CUPRA’s PHEV models produce lower CO2 emissions than conventional engines.

Simple charging solutions

Sheer freedom to go where you wish. Discover easy-charging solutions that blend seamlessly into your everyday life.

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  1. Easy charging, anywhere

    Fast, comfortable, flexible. Charge up at home, at work, or at ever-more-widespread public charging stations.

  2. Charging times

    A full charge takes a matter of hours, giving you ample time to enjoy the freedom of electric mobility.

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CUPRA ELECTRIC FAQs.


A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) combines the range of a traditional internal combustion engine with the savings of a battery and electric motor.

On short trips, when the battery is fully charged, such as around the city, a Plug-in hybrid can operate like an EV, minimising fuel use. However, unlike an EV, it can revert to regular hybrid operation once its electric range is depleted. For maximum efficiency in different driving situations, such as on longer journeys or when accelerating rapidly, it uses the combined power of the electric motor and combustion engine. Charging your PHEV reduces fuel use, but it’s not essential that you charge your vehicle as it will recharge using regenerative braking.

Due to its size, a full battery charge cannot be achieved solely via the onboard generator and so requires plugging into an electrical outlet or charging station. The innovative interplay between both the electric and combustion motor allows for fuel-saving and lowers exhaust emissions, while providing the user with exceptional driving feel.


Drivers of a plug-in electric vehicle benefit from an almost-silent driving experience in all-electric mode, as well as having additional acceleration power (torque) thanks to the electric motor.

Many plug-in hybrid vehicle owners already manage most of their journeys in electric mode. This means they enjoy significant savings and reduced fuel usage compared to running a similar sized vehicle with only an internal combustion engine. Plug-in electric vehicle users can also take advantage of electric vehicle subsidies being rolled at a government level.

A plug-in hybrid can be recharged by plugging it into a charging point at home or work, or at a public charging station. Many people can undertake their normal commute to and from work using the emission-free, electric-powered motor. With a plug-in hybrid, you never have to give up complete autonomy – if the battery charge or capacity is not sufficient, the combustion engine will automatically activate as required.


Most users charge their vehicles in the evenings by connecting their vehicle to a power socket in their carport or garage. It’s also becoming increasingly easy to charge plug-in electric vehicles using public charging stations. Governments are pushing to make public charging stations widespread, thereby making it even easier to charge plug-in electric vehicles.

The maximum fuel savings of a plug-in hybrid is realised with a fully charged battery, so the possibility of charging at home or at the workplace should be taken into consideration. It’s recommended that you charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle as often as possible so you can take full advantage of the vehicle’s electric motor.

This category of vehicles also has economic advantages: through direct aid (not available in all states) and tax advantages thanks to their lower CO2 emissions.


The electric range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle depends on the size of its battery. In the case of CUPRA vehicles, the maximum electric range is between 50 and 60km, depending on the model.* The overall range is greatly increased when combined with the use of the combustion engine.

The range you experience will depend on which CUPRA model you drive, as well as, your driving style and the topography and road conditions you encounter. The main advantage of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is having both the fuel savings delivered by the electric battery and the range of a fuel tank.


Charging times may vary, depending on factors such as ambient temperature, the temperature of the battery, the charging equipment used, the condition of the battery and the condition of the vehicle. Specific charging times are detailed in the technical specifications for each available plug-in hybrid model.


Eight years or 160,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.


The CUPRA Leon and CUPRA Formentor are both available with plug-in hybrid technology.


* The range of your plug-in electric hybrid vehicle will vary according to various factors, including the following: the route, weather conditions, vehicle load (occupants + luggage), battery age and condition, optional equipment (alloys, tyres, etc.), the use of peripheral energy consumption systems such as heating, air-conditioning and heated seats, as well as your driving style. The indicated range has been calculated in compliance with the World harmonized Light-duty vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regulation, which sets out standard test conditions applicable to all car manufacturers. This ensures that the values calculated in accordance with this regulation are comparable for all vehicles.

*The values ​​mentioned are the result of the type approval of the selected model, in accordance with Regulation CE 2018/858. The available power (kW) and acceleration of the model depends on the state of charge of the battery and its temperature.

The accurate range for your vehicle will vary according to a number of different factors which include the route, weather conditions, vehicle load (occupants + luggage), battery age and condition, optional equipment (alloys, tyres, etc.), the use of peripheral energy consumption systems such as heating, air conditioning and heated seats, as well as your driving style. The indicated range has been calculated in compliance with the WLTP regulation which sets out standard test conditions applicable to all car manufacturers. This ensures that the values calculated in accordance with this regulation are comparable for all vehicles.

**In reference to the CUPRA Leon PHEV.