The e-HYBRID (PHEV) sits somewhere between combustion-engine and full-electric vehicle (EV). An e-HYBRID is capable of all-electric compulsion thanks to its battery. When fully powered up, you can drive between 25 to 70 kilometres solely on stored battery power. On short trips, the e-HYBRID operates like a fully electric vehicle (BEV) and doesn’t need to use gasoline. However, unlike a BEV, it can revert to regular hybrid operation once its electric range is depleted. Charging your e-HYBRID reduces fuel use, but it’s never mandatory.
Due to its size, a full battery charge cannot be achieved solely via the on-board 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 an exceptional driving sensation.
On shorter journeys, a plug-in hybrid generally runs on pure electric power provided it makes sense, such as in urban areas. For maximum efficiency in different driving situations, such as longer journeys or when rapidly accelerating, it uses the combined power of the electric motor and combustion engine. If the battery which powers the electric motor has no charge, the vehicle will solely use the combustion engine.
Semi-hybrids, which are not charged using a power cable, use the electric motor to assist the combustion engine.
In hybrids, the electric motor and battery are larger than in semi-hybrids. Hybrids can power the vehicle using the electric motor for short distances and recharge its battery using the motor or through regenerative braking.
A plug-in hybrid can be recharged by literally plugging it into a charging point at home, or in a public one. It offers greater pure electric autonomy thanks to the larger battery and electric motor. The plug-in hybrid allows many people to make their normal commute to and from work using the emission-free, electric powered engine.
Driver’s of a plug-in hybrid benefit from an almost silent driving experience in all-electric mode, as well as additional acceleration power (torque) thanks to the electric motor.
Many plug-in hybrid vehicle owners already manage most of their journeys in electric mode as daily trips are usually well under 50 kilometres in range. Depending on your electricity tariff, considerable savings are made when compared to a vehicle with a classic combustion engine. But 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 be automatically activated as required.
This category of vehicles also has economic advantages: through direct aid and subsidies for electric vehicles. And indirectly, with tax advantages thanks to their lower CO2 emissions.
Most users charge their vehicles at home throughout the night, with a Wallbox unit that can be installed in the carport or garage. Others are able to charge their vehicle at work or at public charging stations which are fortunately becoming easier to find.
A plug-in hybrid can be charged from an outlet, a Wallbox system or a public charging point. The maximum efficiency of a plug-in hybrid is achieved with a fully charged battery, so the possibility of charging at home or at the workplace should be taken into consideration. It is recommended that you charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle as many times as you can, so as to take full advantage of the additional electric motor.
The electric range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle depends on the size of its battery. In the case of CUPRA, the maximum electric range is between 50 and 60kms, depending on the model. The overall range when combined with the combustion engine is of course significantly higher.
Obviously, the range will depend on the model, driving style, the topography and road conditions. The main advantage of a plug-in hybrid is that you always have the gasoline engine as a reserve when between charges, so autonomy should not be a problem.
Charging times may vary, depending on factors such as the outside temperature, the current temperature of the battery, the charging equipment, 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.
Using a standard charging cable, plug-in hybrid vehicles can be charged from a conventional 3-pin socket. For a faster charge, you can also use a charging station or a Wallbox. The CUPRA CHARGER is equipped with its own charging cable. For public charging stations, you need what is known as a “public AC charging cable” with a “Type 2” plug on both ends. In addition, a plug-in hybrid can also obtain part of its charge via regenerative power.
8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first.
An external factor essential to the performance and capacity of a battery is temperature. For this reason, especially in winter, it is necessary to "precondition" the vehicle during the charging process, that is, to warm up the battery and the interior. Or cool them in summer. This way you will not only save energy to use during driving, but you will also gain extra efficiency right from the start, with a battery at optimal temperature. Furthermore, optimized operating strategies in your vehicle minimize the effects of temperature as much as possible. In addition to the temperature, the range also depends on user-related factors: use of air conditioning, load weight and driving style etc.
The 5-door CUPRA Leon (180kW), The CUPRA Leon Sportstourer (180kW) and The CUPRA Formentor (150kW & 180kW) are all available with plug-in hybrid technology.
A CUPRA Charger by Elli is a wall mounted charging device, ideally installed at your home garage, which lets you charge your vehicle comfortably and safely.
Moreover, it can offer remote functionalities and even Internet connection so you can control it remotely and receive charging statistics to your user portal.
Besides, it offers internet connection so you can control it remotely and receive charging statistics to your user portal.
The benefits that the CUPRA Charger by Elli offers when it comes to home charging:
Having an Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Full-Electric Vehicle (BEV) means that you can charge your vehicle both on the street, using an Easy charging, and at home, using either CUPRA Charger by Elli for optimized-battery charging or also on a conventional plug-in socket.
Having an Electric Vehicle means that you can charge your vehicle both on the street, using an Easy charging, and at home, using CUPRA Charger by Elli to top up your battery faster and allowing you to plug into a conventional plug socket.
CUPRA Charger by Elli: available in 1 ph and 3 ph modes for up to 11kW AC
CUPRA Charger Connect by Elli: Connecting to your home internet you can add remote functionalities. management.
CUPRA Charger Pro by Elli: Similar to CUPRA Charger Connect by Elli, but including this includes integrated 3G connectivity and a certified MID energy meter an energy meter which lets you measure your charger consumption.
No, all chargers can be used to charge both PHEVs and BEVs from most brands, since EU-plug is Standard is universal, according to IEC 62196-2 and IEC 62196-3 and local standardization initiatives…so an investment in a CUPRA Charger by Elli should be a one-off long-term investment in a true e-Mobility enabler.
No, all Chargers can also be used to charge Electric Vehicles from other brands as its plug is optimised for the European market.
Our installation partners also carry out all functional tests and inspections in accordance with local requirements. If you require additional services, our installation partners will be happy to offer you an individual additional offer.
Let us know right away if you have a problem. You can reach us via our hotline (+800-73273554) or by email (email@example.com) within Europe. Outside Europre, please contact your local dealership. Our customer service department will deal with your concerns directly or can transfer you to our technicians.
The initial outlay of the hardware and installation is billed through the webshop by Elli. The customer will receive an email with the shopping cart and a link to confirm his order. There they can decide between different types of payment methods (e.g. credit card, PayPal or SEPA) and confirm the payment.
Don't worry about where to charge your EV. The Easy Charging app by Elli allows you to charge in more than 200.000 (status: July 2021) public charging points across Europe and, additionally, you can manage your charger at home. You will have all the information in just one single app; history of charging sessions, bills, … - all you need to do is to subscribe with a CUPRA ID.
The app is powered by Elli. Elli is a company that is part of the Volkswagen group and in charge of offering charging solutions for electric cars.
The app is powered by Elli, Elli is part of the Volkswagen group and in charge of all activities connected with the charging of electric cars.
The Easy Charging app by Elli is for free, you can download it at the iOS App Store or Google Play. To subscribe you simple need a CUPRA ID (if you don´t have one you can easily create it) and the VIN of your car.
The Easy Charging app by Elli is free and can be downloaded at the iOS App Store or Google Play. To subscribe you will need a CUPRA ID and the VIN of your car.
There is no activation fee, you can sign up for free. There are different tariffs that cover all EV-driver´s needs, from casual users to frequent users. The prices for AC, DC and Ionity charging vary from tariff to tariff and are displayed in detail when you subscribe in the app.
There is no fee to sign up, there´s a tariff with and without a monthly base fee and different prices for kWh. The different tariffs cover all EV-driver´s needs, from casual users to frequent users.
There are no special tariffs for charging abroad. Your tariff is valid in all European markets where Elli has charging stations.
A RFID Card (radio-frequency identification) is a card that is necessary to sign up. You will be able to order it in the process of subscription.
Furthermore, you need the card to activate your connected Wallbox, and at many stations you can start the charging process with the card.
Currently there are two possibilities to start and stop your charging session at public charging points. Either you authorise the session with the RFID card (by holding it to the card reader of the charging point). When you start a charging session with the RFID card, you must end it also with the RFID card.
Another way to start the charging session is to start it via the app. Select the charging point, connect the cable and click on “start charging” – after a couple of seconds (depending on your internet connection and the servers of the Charging Point Operator) the session will start.
CUPRA Priority delivery is a service designed for CUPRA customers that guarantees a delivery time of up to 21 days from the order at the dealership to the delivery of the car (at the dealership).
Yes, the CUPRA Priority offer is quite broad and lets you customise the car with the help of pre-designed packs that allow you to change the colour, wheels and some optional extras.
You will find all the options available in the Priority configurator.
Yes, like all CUPRA models you can test-drive the ones available for CUPRA Priority delivery at your nearest dealership.
Yes, your dealership will guide you through what’s on offer and give you all the help and advice you need.
You can also configure your car on our website and generate a configuration code which will allow you to share your preferences with your dealership much quicker and easier.
Configure your car on our website and there you will find the price and the different financing options available. If you need more information, we advise you to contact your nearest dealership.
Currently the CUPRA Priority service is only available for the CUPRA Formentor, CUPRA Leon 5D and CUPRA Leon SP hybrid versions.
The edition of the owner's manual is the same as the vehicle’s year of production.
You can check the compatibility of your smartphone with your car model in the "CUPRA compatibility list" PDF available on the "Bluetooth Compatibility" section of this page.
The vehicle owner’s manual is an instructional booklet that is specific to your vehicle. It includes important information to make you a better driver and car owner, including maintenance and troubleshooting advice.
In this manual section, you can download 3 types of documents:
If the pressure is too high, the centre of your tyres will make disproportionate contact with the road which causes uneven tread wear.
Check tyre pressure at least once a month, and also prior to any long trip. Most petrol stations have measuring equipment. If possible, it’s best to check the pressure when the tyres are cold.
Tyres lose on average 0.1 PSI of pressure every three months. If yours are losing pressure more quickly you should contact your local workshop.
There is no specific life plan for a tyre. Your driving style, vehicle set up or tire pressure will all influence end wear. Good care of your tyres can significantly help their mileage. Passenger car tyres should be replaced by the time they reach a tread depth of 1.6mm in one of the measurable grooves.
You will find the information in the technical documentation of your vehicle. If you have any doubts you can consult your local CUPRA dealer.
CUPRA Care is an all-in-one optional package that combines maintenance services, Warranty Extension and vehicle Insurance.
This service can be ordered at any CUPRA dealer through a subscription model.
CUPRA Care combines vehicle maintenance and services (Basic package includes: technical inspection and oil & filter changes. Premium package includes: technical inspection, oil & filter changes and replacement for wear and tear on specific parts). Warranty Extension and vehicle insurance come as an optional extra. Remember, the content of this package may vary depending on region.
CUPRA Care solutions can be contracted either at the point of purchase or at any time throughout your vehicle’s lifespan.
CUPRA Care service package can be purchased in any CUPRA service.
CUPRA Care is available at a discount of up to 50%. Consult with your workshop to find out all the details and contract the service that best suits your needs.
CUPRA E-CARE are three packages with different services to fit the needs of each user. This car care packages combines service and maintenance, warranty, mobility services, car insurance, charging solutions and tyre care.
CUPRA E-CARE can be ordered for as long as the customer needs it, at any CUPRA service specialist for a monthly subscription model.
There are three CUPRA e-care packages, just choose the one that fits to your needs:
This package may change according to market.
CUPRA e-CARE services have a flexible contracting model. It means that the contract can therefore be taken for as long as the user needs.
They can be contracted at the time of vehicle purchase or at any time during the lifespan of the vehicle. It is also available for leasing electric cars.
CUPRA Care service packages can be purchased at any CUPRA service specialist.