Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Available in US Soon; 122 MPGe City, 93 MPGe Highway, 107 MPGe Combined, Range 68 Miles

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 4

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Pre-Registration Now Open

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Pre-Registration Now Open

Alongside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at the 2013 New York Auto Show was the next-generation 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Rear

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Rear

Concurrent with M-B’s announcement that the B-Class Electric Drive would launch in the US in early 2014, the automaker released this Fortwo-related statement:

“The newest generation of the smart fortwo electric drive is now bringing local zero-emissions mobility to the US. With a starting price of 25,000 US dollars (prior to incentives), the urban two-seater is the most cost-effective series-production electric car on the market.”

We search far and wide, but couldn’t find a 2013 Fortwo Electric Drive “now” available in the US, but its arrival is imminent (sometime in April).

Though most of the estimated or automaker-provided specs on the 2013 Fortwo Electric Drive have been known for some time, these official EPA ratings recently trickled out:

  • Range: 68 miles
  • MPGe Combined: 107
  • MPGe Highway: 93
  • MPGe City: 122
Smart Electric Drive Makes An Appearance On Stage At The New York Auto Show This Week

Smart Electric Drive Makes An Appearance On Stage At The New York Auto Show This Week

The Fortwo Electric Drive features a 55 kW (75 hp) electric motor that cranks out 96 pound-feet of torque.  The 2013 Fortwo ED zips 0 to 37 mph in 4.8 seconds and from 0 to 62 mph in a decent 11.5 seconds. Top speed is listed at 78 mph and a full recharge can be accomplished in 6 hours using a Level 2 charger.  68 miles of EPA-rated range comes courtesy of its 17.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Pricing for the Coupe version starts at the aforementioned $25,000 prior to incentives.  The convertible Cabriolet checks in at a before-incentive price of $28,000.  Some US buyers will get up to $10,000 off either version due to federal and state-level incentives.

Look for us to post more on the 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive when it launches in the US in the next few weeks.

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4 responses to "Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Available in US Soon; 122 MPGe City, 93 MPGe Highway, 107 MPGe Combined, Range 68 Miles"

  1. Anderlan says:

    WANT. They should give 0% financing so you can get a 72 month loan and just use your rebate to pay off the last 2 years when you get it. Or, I can lease it, for the price of leasing a $17,500 vehicle. WANT. WANT. WANT. They better have supply!!!

  2. bloggin says:

    Nice little EV, but really, what’s the point in all the useless MPGe numbers that don’t mean anything. All that matters is that one number……EV Range.

    So at $25k and $10k invented in CA, it’s only $15k. Which should have a very low lease payment below $150/mo.

    1. OMDF says:

      150 $ monthly 4 a lease? Doesn’t work that way kid(?)… First of all, gouvermental rebates are applied AFTER taxes, and the smart fortwo ED has a very low residual value for a 4-30 K car and a 4-year lease (8 990 CAD), these boost monthly payment to 350 $ with taxes. As for the 7 500 USD rebate, this is NOT a cash incentive, but a TAX CREDIT which reduces the amount of taxes you pay the year you’re buying your EV.

  3. Chhaprahiya says:

    Word is the vehicles have landed on the West Coast already, but won’t be released until May 1.