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Alfa Romeo reveals first ever EV as Italian brand takes initial steps to all-electric future

  • New Alfa Romeo Milano will be the firm’s first EV
  • Compact crossover will be the successor to the Giulietta and Mito hatchbacks.
  • Model will also be available as a mild hybrid

Time 8:37 am, April 12, 2024

Alfa Romeo has began its journey to becoming an all-electric brand by unveiling its first ever full EV.

The Italian brand says its upcoming compact crossover – the Milano – will be be available as a full-electric model, as well as mild-hybrid.

It marks a major step for the famous old outfit, which has been famed for its drivers cars over the years, with the new model set to succeed the outgoing Giulietta and Mito hatchbacks.

On the outside, Alfa has given the Milano pronounced wheel arches, adaptive LED matrix headlights, hidden rear door handles, and a striking front end with the Alfa Romeo logo shaped into the grille itself.

It also has compact dimensions, measuring just over four metres in length and 1.5 metres in height.

Inside the cabin, there is a digital 10.25-inch colour screen, as well as in the centre of the dashboard houses another 10.25-inch touchscreen. Owners can customise their own homepage for the infotainment screen.

There are also a few subtle nods to Alfa’s proud heritage, with the air-con vents shaped like the four-leaf clover to represent the brand’s sporting pedigree.

Stellantis says electric version of the Milano will be available in two trim levels – Elettrica and Veloce, while the mild hybrid will come in Ibrida trim.

There will also be a special launch edition called the Speciale will be available in both mild-hybrid and electric powertrains.

The Milano Ibrida will be offered with front and all-wheel-drive versions and will come with a 138bhp 48V hybrid system. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo is boosted by 28bhp courtesy of the electric motor, too.

The Speciale launch trim will be offered with either mild-hybrid or electric power. It has features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, a vinyl and fabric interior, an electric driver’s seat with massage function and an electric tailgate.

Electric versions of the Milano will come with two power outputs. The Milano Elettrica comes with a 158bhp electric motor and has a claimed range of 250 miles on a single charge or up to 366 miles around town.

The sportier Veloce gets a 243bhp electric motor – while both models are mated to a 54kWh battery pack. Alfa Romeo hasn’t revealed the figure for the electric range on this model – but expect it to be less than the Eletrrica’s 250 to 366 mile range.

Charging from a 100kW rapid charger will take 30 minutes to charge the Milano from 10 to 80 per cent. Boot space is said to be one of the best in class with a loading capacity of 400 litres of space and EV versions also feature storage compartments under the bonnet.

Order books open in early summer for the Milano with prices to be confirmed closer to the car’s release date.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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