smart electric drive cabrio, fortwo and forfour

smart electric drive cabrio, fortwo and forfour

smart has begun introducing the next-generation fortwo and forfour electric drive models outside of Germany, and now into wider Europe.   The new models will be both the smallest and cheapest BEVs in most markets.

All-three versions to be available in UK (in U.S., the forfour isn't planned). Deliveries are expected to begin in July.

Here is pricing revealed for UK:

  • smart fortwo electric drive - £20,920 (£16,420 incl. OLEV grant of £4,500)
  • smart forfour electric drive - £21,415 (£16,915 incl. OLEV grant of £4,500)
  • smart fortwo cabriolet electric drive - £23,060 (£18,650 incl. OLEV grant of £4,500)
All electric smarts are equipped with the same electric powertrain and battery pack.

US deliveries are also expect in late July, with pricing from a reduced (over the last generation) MSRP of $23,800 (details) - topless fun starts at $28,000 for the fortwo Cabrio edition.

Smart fortwo electric drive quick specs:

  • 60 kW / 160 Nm separately excited three-phase synchronous motor from Renault
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.5 seconds
  • 17.6 kWh batteries with LG Chem li-ion cells
  • 7 kW on-board charger for 2.5 hour recharge
  • 160 km/100 miles (NEDC) range
  • 130 km/h (81 mph) top speed

Smart forfour electric drive quick specs:

  • 60 kW / 160 Nm separately excited three-phase synchronous motor from Renault
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.7 seconds
  • 17.6 kWh batteries with LG Chem li-ion cells
  • 7 kW on-board charger for 2.5 hour recharge
  • 155 km/96 miles (NEDC) range
  • 130 km/h (81 mph) top speed
  • based on the Renault Twingo (joint project with Renault)

smart electric drive forfour

smart electric drive forfour

More about smart ED:

"Specification is based on the well-equipped prime model, which includes heated front seats, cruise control, leather upholstery and 15-inch alloy wheels. Every electric drive model also comes with charging cables for both domestic sockets and public charging stations; rear parking sensors; smart media system with satellite navigation; and an acoustic ambient sound generator. The sound generator creates an artificial engine sound when the vehicle is moving at low speeds to make its presence known to pedestrians and other road users.

For just £595 customers can add the premium plus equipment line, which includes ambient lighting; centre armrest; LED headlights and tail lights; front fog lamps; automatic lights and wipers; and rear view camera.

The electric drive design package is available from £595 and adds a tridion cell and mirror caps in electric green; body panels in either black or white with matching grille; 16-inch alloys; and ‘ED’ decals in grey.

A heated steering wheel, heated rear seats (forfour only) and additional door and cockpit insulation are part of the winter package, which costs £295 on fortwo models and £495 on the forfour.

Customers can also access the smart control app, which allows the user to view the vehicle’s charging status, and pre-set the climate control via a smartphone."