Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The 500 Cabrio’s electric underpinnings mean it’s a pricier buy than the Mini Convertible or Smart EQ Fortwo and isn’t much less than the larger Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. Strong desirability means it’s predicted to hold its value well, although not quite as well as a Mini Convertible. Meanwhile, monthly PCP deals are attractive for an electric car, if not quite as cheap as a Mini.
The 500 Cabrio’s 42kWh battery allows you to charge at speeds of up to 85kW. This means a 0-80% charge takes just 35 minutes if you can find a charger powerful enough, although a 0-100% charge at home will take considerably longer – around 6hr 45min.