2013 Smart Fortwo EV drive review pricing photos specs Autoweek

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2013 Smart Fortwo Drive review

The 2013 Fortwo Electric Drive is with a 55-kW electric mated with a one-speed


The 2013 Smart Fortwo EV is in both a coupe and convertible

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Upon first approach, the EV is identical to the previous second-generation with no major changes why reinvent the wheel if you don’t to? — except for the new electric

The third-generation Smart EV is a zero-emissions driven by Bosch/Daimler 55-kilowatt motor that is powered by a ACCUmotive lithium-ion battery in house by a Daimler subsidiary.

the doors is a spacious two-seater, looks are all the same with two gauge pods that a massive tach grossly on valuable window space.

The only true signifier the vehicle is on is the “ready” is a light idly on the dash. It does strange when the vehicle is on and there is no normative feedback or the hood grumble. Breaking the is an on-board noise generator allows pedestrians and bicyclists to that a vehicle is moving.

traveling around in the crammed streets, the added noise was in the cabin. However, the Smart EV for a considerable amount of road and at 30 mph it sounded like a lifted Bronco with 33-inch BFG mud slapping against the pavement.

A drive feature is the throttle a variable position pedal doesn’t allow for an abrupt or launch from a park instead it’s a constant and power application. That’s not to say the Smart EV cannot make a takeoff. For long distances the resistance could become of a labor-intensive exercise than a

The EV truly springs to life the pedal to the floor: using a accelerator tap, the 96 lb-ft of is instantly available. Under acceleration, it causes a serious and allows for the MacPherson front to be fully extended in an all-out launch. Perhaps further to the EV will include a stiffer set of springs to compensate for the additional that the gas Fortwo lacks.

braking is something even the experienced drivers must for. The Smart EV is no different. even the slightest application, modulation is at a minimum, operating in an manner.

The rear-wheel drive layout, wheelbase and low center of gravity for a go-kart-esque feel around Manipulating tight turns and sweeps, the Smart EV is even a entertaining on the open road. is tight and planted on the road, and it is no Porsche 911, the Smart its own in a well-mannered fashion. Steering full throttle takes and a sense of direction so oversteering is not too

Lead-foot drivers beware, the EV is capable of breaking the law just any other car. At any speed 25 mph, it feels the same. The line characteristics and cabin remain consistent, and many we found ourselves going the posted limit and having to

The interior of the Fortwo EV is ample for adults up to 6 feet, with the restriction being in the leg room. space is tight, so an overnight bag even max out the rear hatch It would be a good idea to your travel essentials.

The in-dash entertainment system is with a primitive touchscreen But when did GPS systems become so It was like a demonic voice our every action: “Turn NOW!” It was as if we upset it by deviating the planned route. Sheesh.

One of the comfort options is the preconditioning that can be controlled by your while the Smart EV is plugged in. system allows for interior control, pre-set for a specific On blistering summer days and winter nights, this system can take the edge off the temperatures Mother Nature can out.

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Recent pricing changes the original lease cost $199 per month to a reasonable including the battery protection requiring $1,999 down. The EV can now be purchased outright for $25,750, but we not recommend it unless you also get the protection, which covers the for the first 10 years. Ideally assurance program is to keep woes at bay in light of all the trivial being faced by up-and-coming EV The Smart EV is currently available in key vehicle markets such as while the remaining dealers the nation will be coming in the coming months.

If you’re for a vehicle for short range, in congested inner-city streets, the EV could be the car for you, and if you prefer a this car isn’t on your of must drives anyway.

On Sale: Now

Base Price: (Coupe)

Drivetrain: 55-kW motor; RWD, one-speed

Output: 74-hp, 96-lb-ft

Weight: 2,094

0-60 11.5 sec (mfr)

Fuel (EPA City/Hwy/Combined): 122 city/93 combined mpg-e

car Smart Fortwo ED
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