At the end of 2005, a wooden model revealed the first properties of the new Angel Trains electrics, being the first to be delivered in a new green and silver livery, with a white and red front section, similar to the Angel Trains E 186 series. White because this is mandatory for a approval of these machine for the Netherlands (not relevant for this series right now), red is a demand of Italian authorities.
E483 001 was built in Kassel and the very first Traxx 2E machine to be completed. It had its roll-out in August 2006 and it construction process was monitored by personnel from the Bombardier assembly site in Vado Ligure, Italy, for training purposes. All other E483 series locomotives are built in Vado Ligure, where an official roll-out was held on June 5th, 2007.
In 2007 Angel Trains announced the order for a supplemental batch of ten machines, being part of a large follow-up order. These units were built in 2008 and early 2009. Most of them were then parked in the harbour of Vado, as there were no operators interested in hiring these machines at that moment. First units seen in (revenue) service were E483.011 and 012, in December 2009.