2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive What It’s Like On The Road

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2014 Smart ForTwo Drive: What It’s On The Road

2014 Smart Electric Drive

With changes from the model last year as the least electric car in the U.S. the 2014 ForTwo Electric Drive the smallest and shortest plug-in car sold in the U.S.—as well as the one offered as a convertible.

The two-seat Smart comes not only as a hatchback but also as a Cabriolet with a folding cloth that can be rolled back like a large sunroof, or all the way down to sit in a pile at the rear of the car behind the driver’s shoulders.

It may be winter now, but if you’re open-air motoring when the sun want to keep it all-electric—the Electric Drive is your option.

2013 Smart Electric Drive Cabrio, Ann Michigan, Aug 2013

On the road, the version of the Smart ForTwo is what the car should have from the start: smooth, quiet, and fairly quick from stops because its motor develops maximum as soon as it begins to rotate.

a heavier car, at roughly pounds, than the gasoline but far smoother since it dispenses that car’s jerky manual gearbox and delivers its power in one smooth surge.

The 2014 Smart Electric has its 17.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery between the two layers of the sandwich

That means its weight is down low in the chassis, which the car handle well and corner

A full recharge if the battery is entirely depleted takes 6 using the car’s onboard charger and a 240-Volt Level 2 station, but recharging from 20 to 80 takes only 3.5 hours.

Smart Fortwo Electric — Quick Drive, May

The 55-kilowatt (74-horsepower) electric motor powers the rear sitting where the 1.0-liter engine of regular Smart would be located.

The EPA rates the Smart’s battery range at 68 than the Mitsubishi i-MiEV’s 62 but less than the 84 miles of the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling car in the U.S.

Visually, there’s little between the two cars if you avoid the Kinetic Green appearance that gives you a green-on-white combination unique to the electric

Inside, the Smart’s interior is now outdated and severe, although find it adequate for around-town The electric Smart uses its two gauge pods for state-of-charge and gauges unique to the battery-powered

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There’s plenty of room even for two adults well six feet tall, and both sit relatively high, reducing the of being in a small car.

If you’re not aware that the ends less than 2 behind your back, it drive as small as it actually you park it in a space better to a motorcycle than a car.

Smart Fortwo Electric — Quick Drive, May

Aided by its remarkably low lease per month if you opt for the Battery Assurance battery-lease program, as almost all do—the electric Smart has in decent numbers given the size of the two-seat car market in the

Since sales of last model began in May, has managed to deliver a total of 923 ForTwos—or roughly 10 percent of the Smarts sold altogether.

If you choose not to lease, the electric prices begin at $25,750 for the and $28,750 for the Cabriolet. Both are before any incentives, and include the delivery fee.

The current model is close to the end of its run, An all-new two-seat Smart will be introduced later year, the first complete of the iconic urban car in about 15

That model will to be offered in gasoline and electric (and perhaps a diesel for as well), and it will spawn models, including a four-seat ForFour and likely a very Smart crossover utility as well.


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