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Electric power. The CUPRA way.

Pure CUPRA performance and all the benefits of electric power: from maximum torque to lower tailpipe emissions than conventional vehicles.

The future is electric


CUPRA embraces a new era of performance with innovative electric of its electric powertrains on many of its models.


CUPRA’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) combine an electric motor and petrol engine so you can enjoy all the benefits of electrification whilst maximising performance; While our 100% Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) provide true next-generation capability.


Electrification benefits

Compared to petrol-only engines, electric powertrains offer reduced tailpipe emissions, lower running costs and a more refined drive, as well as a fast acceleration feel during take-off.


Reduced operating costs

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

Lower emissions

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

Prompt acceleration

Propulsion via an electric motor provides instantaneous power.

A refined ride

The quietness and low vibration of an electric motor allows a reimagining of the soundscape within the vehicle.

Exemptions and rebates

Many EV’s qualify for discounts on the purchase price and running costs.

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Simple charging solutions

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

  1. Easy charging, anywhere

    Fast, comfortable, flexible. Charge up at home, at work, or at the ever-increasing number of public charging stations.

  2. Charging times

    Charging can take as little as a few minutes up to a few hours². Talk to a CUPRA specialist to find out more about each of our models charging characteristics.

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JET CHARGE: Australia's EV Charging Experts

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JET CHARGE: Australia's EV Charging Experts

An Electric Future, Together.

CUPRA Australia is proud to partner with JET Charge, to give our customers the best possible charging experience.  Whether it's providing cutting-edge Wallbox charging equipment, or planning an unforgettable EV road trip, JET Charge has got you covered - embark on an electrifying journey with us!

CUPRA Australia is proud to partner with JET Charge, to give our customers the best possible charging experience.  Whether it's providing cutting-edge Wallbox charging equipment, or planning an unforgettable EV road trip, JET Charge has got you covered - embark on an electrifying journey with us!

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CUPRA plug-in hybrids are here

Drive another way


Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are uniquely well suited to Australian driving conditions, supporting an electric daily commute with a combustion engine for broader weekend adventures.

Charge your CUPRA at home, work or a public charging station and use all-electric power for shorter trips, then switch to hybrid mode to blend combustion and electric propulsion when your away from charging infrastructure.

Our PHEV range consists of the CUPRA Leon VZe hot hatch and CUPRA Formentor VZe SUV, blending the best of petrol and electric power to give you all the perks of electrification without sacrificing on performance.

The fully electric CUPRA Born

A new era of electrification


Our newly released CUPRA Born Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is beckoning in a new era of electrification, combining signature CUPRA performance, design and innovative technology with the zero tailpipe emission benefit of full electric power.


Supporting both AC and fast DC charging, the Born delivers 170kW of power to the rear wheels with over 450km of range. ⁶


This is emotive electrification.


Discover the CUPRA Born


A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) combines the best of both worlds - The ease of use of a traditional internal combustion engine, with the fuel savings of a battery plus electric motor.

Unlike a traditional hybrid which can only be operated on electricity for very short periods, a PHEV has an increased battery size and can be charged to deliver short trips on electricity alone*, similar to a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and perfect for most drivers’ daily commute.

Once the battery is depleted, it can revert to regular hybrid mode running off both electricity (thanks to regenerative braking) and the petrol engine, meaning running out of charge presents no hold-up to your longer trip.

The innovative interplay between both the electric motor and combustion  engine allows for fuel-saving and lowers exhaust emissions, while providing the user with exceptional driving feel.

A Battery Electric Vehicle, or BEV, has a larger battery which powers an electric motor to drive the wheels. It does not have a traditional combustion engine therefore it needs to be recharged periodically, rather than refuelled.

BEV technology and popularity has grown significantly in recent years with vehicles like the CUPRA Born being able to achieve range comparable to combustion engines plus fast recharge times.

Drivers of Electric Vehicles (EVs) benefit from an almost-silent driving experience in all-electric mode, as well as having additional initial acceleration power (torque) thanks to the electric motor, plus significantly reduced fuel use and tailpipe emissions.

This means drivers enjoy significant savings from reduced fuel usage compared to running a similar sized vehicle with only an internal combustion engine, especially when combined with a home solar system. EV users can also take advantage of many EV subsidies being rolled out at a government level.

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With a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), many people can undertake their normal commute to and from work without any tailpipe emissions, by using the electric-powered motor. But you never have to give up complete autonomy – if the battery charge 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. This could be from a regular household plug, but many upgrade to an easily-available wall charger to gain faster charging speeds.

It’s also becoming increasingly easy to charge an EV using a growing number of public charging stations, many of which are compatible with DC fast charging². Governments are pushing to make public charging stations more widespread, thereby making it even easier to recharge.

Charging times will vary depending on factors such as ambient temperature, battery temperature, the battery state of charge, available power from the grid, the condition of the battery and in particular the charging equipment used.

CUPRA PHEV models support charging from a variety of AC methods, while the CUPRA Born BEV supports both AC and the faster DC charging² .

For more information please contact a CUPRA specialist.  

Alternating Current, or AC, is the type of power than comes from a normal domestic power point or home wall charger.

To be stored in the vehicles battery, AC power needs to be converted to Direct Current, or DC. This is done by the On Board Charger (OBC) in the vehicle.

DC charging is available at many public charging stations and is often capable of faster charging as the power can be delivered straight to the battery at higher rates.

DC fast charging is presently supported by the CUPRA Born².  

For more information please contact a CUPRA specialist.

The electric range of a Pplug-in hHybrid Electric vVehicle (PHEV) depends mainly on the size of its battery. In the case of CUPRA PHEV vehicles, the maximum electric range is between around 50 and to 60km (NEDC), depending on the model². The overall range is greatly increased when combined with the use of the combustion engine.

The range you experience will depend on a number of factors including which CUPRA model you drive, as well as your driving style, 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.

The electric range of a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) depends mainly on the size of its battery. In the case of CUPRA Born, it has a 77kWh battery delivering a maximum range of 511km (WLTP) ² .

The range you experience will depend on a number of factors including your driving style, the topography and road conditions you encounter.

All CUPRA PHEV and BEV models include an eight years or 160,000 kilometre (whichever comes first) warranty for the EV battery.

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

The CUPRA Born hot hatch is CUPRA’s first fully electric vehicle.

According to Australia Customs Notice No. 2022/34, “from 1 July 2022, customs duty on electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles with a customs value less than the fuel efficient luxury car tax threshold will have a ‘Free’ rate of duty”.

CUPRA PHEV and BEV model prices and offers are determined incorporating our best knowledge of the various local costs, taxes, duties and fees applicable. These costs and duties change from time to time (one example is the import duty for some BEV and PHEV vehicles, another would be shipping and logistic costs). Import duty is normally a tax paid by the importer and is a part of our costs in bringing the vehicle for sale to Australia. We aim to get the best possible price in the Australian market while also guaranteeing availability of products that are in high demand globally. There is no mechanism for a duty refund for customers on contracts already agreed and vehicles delivered.

In the case of CUPRA BEV and PHEV vehicles, no duty was collected or paid for BEV and PHEV vehicles as they were imported after July 1st2022. CUPRA prices our vehicles in the most competitive way possible.

*In some situations, PHEV models will engage the petrol engine even when in electric-only mode, including when rapid acceleration is required.

²Charging times & rates are a guide only and will vary based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, battery temperature, ambient temperature, battery state of charge, battery condition and available output power from the charger / energy grid. To prolong the life of the battery, CUPRA Australia recommends minimising ultra-fast DC charging. Continuous use of ultra-fast DC charging may result in longer charging times to prolong the life of the battery.

⁶Range and Energy consumption figures approved to ADR 81/02 derived from NEDC or WLTP testing. Factors including but not limited to driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences, vehicle condition and accessories fitted, will in practice in the real world lead to figures which generally differ from those advertised. Advertised figures are meant for comparison amongst vehicles only.

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