Electrification:Launch of CUPRA Born, our first 100% electric car NZ/EN


Alternating Current (AC)

Only current available for PHEV vehicles

All Electric Range (AER)

All Electric Range (AER) is the driving range of a vehicle using only power from its electric battery pack to traverse a given driving cycle. In the case of a battery electric vehicle, it means the total range per charge

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

Type of electric vehicle that uses energy stored in rechargeable battery packs for propulsion


CUPRA’s first all-electric model manufactured at the Zwickau plant in Germany

Charging Point Operator (CPO)

A Charging Point Operator (CPO) is a company operating a pool of charging points

Direct Current (DC)

Fast charging, available for BEVs

Electric Vehicle (EV)

An electric vehicle (EV), also referred to as an electric drive vehicle, is a vehicle which uses one or more electric motors for propulsion

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

HEV is a vehicle which combines a conventional ICE with an electric propulsion system

Kilowatt Hour (kWh)

The kilowatt hour (symbol kWh or kW h) is a unit of energy equal to 3.6 mega joules. If energy is transmitted or used at a constant rate (power) over a period of time, the total energy in kilowatt hours is equal to the power in kilowatts multiplied by the time in hours

Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB)

Volkswagen Group’s MEB technology is a platform created specifically for electric cars. This allows us to construct cars of various sizes and categories on the same chassis, with the same or similar construction of the electric battery. The flexible modular system works by placing the battery under the car, instead of in the boot, or under the rear seat.

Regenerative braking

Using the electric motors to decelerate a vehicle by converting kinetic energy into electricity, which is stored in the battery pack. 

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

Combination of conventional hybrid electric vehicle (electric motor, internal combustion engine) and all-electric vehicle (plug to connect to the electrical grid)

Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP)

The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to provide a standardised measurement and enables the consumer to make reliable comparisons between vehicles in terms of energy (fuel and/or electricity) consumption, emissions, and electric vehicle range. However, it should be noted that the results of this test may not accurately reflect the actual fuel consumption, emissions, or range that a driver might experience in the real world. Actual results may vary depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, temperature, weather, vehicle load, and maintenance. Therefore, the WLTP results should be considered as an indicator of the vehicle's performance and not as a guarantee of the actual energy consumption, emissions, or range that a driver will experience in real-world driving conditions, or for making a vehicle-to-vehicle comparison. All WLTP test values are provided in accordance with New Zealand Land transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)

A zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) is a vehicle that emits no exhaust gas from the onboard source of power


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