Smart USA Launches New Electric Drive In Fortwo And ForFour – Video Reviews
Note: The forfour electric to be available only in Europe.
The new smart fortwo electric drive (and cabrio) look great, and currently are the ultimate two seat plug-in city cars for America
With expected range of about 80-85 miles EPA (100 miles / 160 km NEDC) on the 17.6 kWh battery, the smart certainly isn’t the king of range, but really, leaving the city for a long drive was never its thing – being small and inexpensive is.
For 2017, charging time has been decreased, with the new models needing just 2.5 hours for a full boost thanks to a new 7.2 kW charger.
Also, a new 60 kW electric motor supplied by Renault now provides enough kick at low-speeds to happily zip from light to light.
Sales in the U.S. begin later this year (“early 2017” – think late January/early February). Pricing is yet to be announced, but expect a starting MSRP around $25,000.
Also (below): Full gallery of the electrified smart’s LA debut, plus more video reviews on the 2017 smart electric drive family
The data for the new smart electric drive at a glance:
|smart electric drive||fortwo||fortwo cabrio||forfour|
|Motor||Separately excited three-phase synchronous motor|
|Battery capacity (kWh)||17.6|
|Output electric motor (kW/hp)||60/81|
|Torque electric motor (Nm)||160|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||11.5||11.8||12.7|
|Range NEDC (km)||160||155||155|
|Maximum speed (km/h)||130|
|Charging time, 0-80% at a household socket (h)||6 (WEU/UK), 13 (USA)|
|Charging time, 0-80% Wallbox (h)||3.5 (WEU), 2.5 (UK/USA)|
|Price1 from (euro)||21,940||25,200||22,600|
1Recommended retail price for Germany incl. 19% VAT.
Here we have some new photos and videos from the LA Auto Show and first reviews in Miami: