Next-Gen Smart ForTwo ED Coming In 2016, Electric ForFour Confirmed

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 10

2015 Smart ForFour

2015 Smart ForFour

2015 Smart ForFour

2015 Smart ForFour

Daimler confirmed that it will offer electrified versions of both the next-generation Smart ForTwo and ForFour.

The next-gen Smart Fortwo ED is now expected to arrive no earlier than 2016 as Daimler attempts to extract some value over the existing platform which was relatively late to market in the current gen’s life cycle.

The current-gen Smart Fortwo ED will continue to be produced until the arrival of the next-gen model.

Alongside the next ForTwo ED will be the arrival of the first-ever electric ForFour.

But reportedly, this vehicle could potentially end up beating the next-gen Fortwo ED to market.  There’s no firm launch date yet for the ForFour ED, but we suspect it may be released as early as late 2015.

Daimler says that the electric Fortwo and ForFour are both part of Smart’s grand initiative to offer the “most extensive portfolio of electric vehicles in the industry.”

Source: De Telegraaf

Tags: , , , ,

10 responses to "Next-Gen Smart ForTwo ED Coming In 2016, Electric ForFour Confirmed"

  1. Big Solar says:

    I hope they deliver! Daimler says that the electric Fortwo and ForFour are both part of Smart’s grand initiative to offer the “most extensive portfolio of electric vehicles in the industry.”

  2. Aaron says:

    Great news. What’s with the different-colored-panel trend? Paint my car all the same damn color! 🙂

  3. ffbj says:

    The Fortwo always seemed a bit small for the freeway, the four has more presence since it’s bigger and probably more stability.
    Cool!

  4. arne-nl says:

    The lease for my Zoe ends in 2016, so put me on the ‘seriously interested list’ for the ForFour ED.

  5. Just_chris says:

    Roadster ed?

  6. shrink says:

    Looks a little like the Fiat 500 EV

  7. Ellison says:

    Does anyone know if it will be coming with QC?

  8. Spec9 says:

    I’m happy to hear that they are gonna make an EV version of the ForFour.

    But . . . well, it basically looks like the Spark EV, the Fiat 500e, the Fit EV, etc. We need some DIFFERENT EVs, not just a fleet of short range econobox commuters.

  9. Cavaron says:

    ForFour is the same platform as the new Renault Twingo. So ForFour ED means Twingo ED imho. Hope it get’s Renault Zoes charger with up to 43 kW AC charging. Interesting times indeed…