2013 smart fourtwo EV Review e fortwo and two for e

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2013 smart fourtwo EV — e fortwo and two for e


By Thom Cannell


Michigan Bureau

The Auto

Authors Note: No attempt at simply comments on a brief experience—balanced against decades of and hundreds of comparisons.

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Why a smart will put money in your

After figuring out how to “start” the car we there would be no engine it was just on. So for the first miles it was odd to be driving an all electric car with no noise other than the of the windshield wipers—yes it was raining. We did a device to warn blind or pedestrians, plus a slight from the electrics. All the other fell easily to hand as we reached and found them.

The driving sensation is not terribly from larger vehicles, we could tell it was shorter. it was absolutely not the bucking bronco you expect from the ultra-short of 73.5 inches. That it about two feet shorter the wheels than a Fiat 90.6 inches or MINI 97.6 inches. So it is surprising the interior feels as large as normal cars, far larger say, a Mazda5 Miata car, and there appears to be of head room. Does it tippy, short, and nervous? No. You can each corner, a very feel in a car without large front or rear. It

does have two speeds on battery output and the kick-down can be felt. However, the change 35 kilowatts to 55 kW (37 horsepower to 74 hp) isn’t to burn the tires off and on this slippery ground we are very about that fact. We did that it required a very push to get through the detent delivers extra power as the really gobbles power and

We’d started our short with AC off, and it became on that cool rainy so engaged the all-electric system our first-timer range anxiety. We saw no change in State of Charge, was reassuring. As rain increased drizzle to downpour we could hear rain against the screen along with a bit of noise. Part of the pitter-plop was due to an glass sunroof, which we to retain heat and prevent Oh, it took a few minutes to warm the Optional seat heaters, by the are better at making you feel quickly, they use less and are wonderful

on really cold mornings.

We switched on headlights and saw no rapid in battery state, range, or Slowly, like the rain, anxiety was evaporating, so we focused on the smart’s driving dynamics. out of a long turn we floored the full throttle and the result was than adequate, less thrilling. In other words fine for commuting, which us back to thinking of the practicality of a EV.

car Smart Fortwo EV
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