About Smart Electric Drive
GENERALThe Smart Fortwo electric drive is an all-electric version of the Smart Fortwo city car. The third-generation was unveiled at the September 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Key differences with the second-generation model include a more powerful electric motor, which improves acceleration and top speed and a new lithium-ion battery pack that increases the range to 140 kilometres (87 mi).
PERFORMANCE On the road, the electric version of the Smart ForTwo is really what the car should have been from the start: smooth, relatively quiet, and fairly quick away from stops because its electric motor develops maximum torque as soon as it begins to rotate.
CHARGING A full recharge if the battery pack is entirely depleted takes 6 hours, using the car's onboard 3.3-kW charger and a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station, but recharging from 20 to 80 percent takes only 3.5 hours.
INTERIORThe Smart's interior is now seriously outdated and severe, although you'll find it adequate for around-town use. The electric Smart uses its two dash-top gauge pods for state-of-charge and power-delivery gauges unique to the battery-powered version.