This innovative city car is anything but ordinary: the smart fortwo electric drive is jam-packed with cutting-edge features that are guaranteed to impress. Ultra-compact dimensions measuring just 2.69 metres ensure you can get around town with total ease, making light of tricky corners and tiny parking spaces.
Beneath this nimble exterior, you’ll discover a clever interior that makes the most of every inch – including a through-loading function that allows you to fold the front-seat backrest down to accommodate longer items in the rear. And of course, it’s kitted out with the latest battery and motor technology to get you from A to B in style.
Expect nothing less than high-performance and top efficiency from your electric smart fortwo – and the powerful 55 kW electric motor and the 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery are central to this. With torque of 130 Nm immediately available, this nimble model accelerates 0-60mph in just 11.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 80mph.
It might surprise you that an electrically driven smart fortwo boasts an impressive range of up to 90 miles. It’s perfect for everyday driving around town – and a single battery charge will also give you enough energy to take spontaneous trips beyond the city limits. You won’t release any CO2 emissions either, which makes for greener driving – and it’ll keep your running costs down, too. All smart electric drive models are exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge.
Just like the rest of the line-up, the smart fortwo electric drive comes with a host of safety-enhancing features to maximise protection and practicality. For example, the tridion safety cell is crafted from high-tech steels to keep everyone well shielded in the cabin.
In addition, as part of the smart safety concept, the lithium-ion battery is housed in an optimal position in the vehicle’s underbody – a design that ensures the best possible protection against distortion in the event of a collision. It also provides a low centre of gravity, which noticeably improves handling and driving dynamics so you can stay on track with ease.
Meanwhile, the battery takes around seven hours to reach full charge when you plug into a domestic power socket. But the fastest way to charge is by connecting it to a purpose-built Wallbox – it’ll charge the battery from 20–100% in just 3.5 hours.
The new smart electric drive is available to order from your local smart at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group. Have a question? Our experts are on hand to help – and we can book you in for a test drive, too.
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