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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (2006–2014)

Last updated 30 July 2018

Good performance and reasonable range for an electric city-only car. Exempt from congestion charge and road tax. Cheap to run.
Initially available as a business lease car only and the monthly rentals are a high £375pm.
Updated 16 March 2009

Smart EV revived for second generation Smart. Zytek has developed an integrated electric drivetrain to drive the rear wheels of the Smart Fortwo. The drivetrain integrates the electric motor, power and...

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Introduction

With its diminuitive size and proven city car credentials the smart fortwo makes a sensible base for a pure electric vehicle.

The smart ed (electric drive) is powered by a rear mounted  30KW (40bhp) magneto-electric motor which produces 120Nm of torque. Drive is delivered through a single gear ratio to the rear wheels.

A full charge from empty takes eight hours and gives a theoretical range of 84 miles. The Tesla developed battery can be charged from any 220 Volt three -pin socket, providing it has a fuse.

Top-speed is limited to 62mph, so the smart ed isn’t suited to an out-of-town environment.

 

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