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Smart Fortwo Electric

Mercedes Benz’s city car has just unveiled the new Smart Electric Drive and it will to appear in showrooms at the end of 2009. The generation ultra compact is by a 30 kW electric motor that is by a highly efficient lithium ion pack. Like most electric vehicles the Smart EV can be off at any standard household outlet for two Euro. A full charge the new Fortwo to travel up to 83 miles, than enough for an around commute and because of the Smart compact nature it can easily through city traffic. The Fortwo Electric Drive can from 0 to 60 km/h in 6.5 seconds and can hit a top of 100km/h, conversion to miles is not

Press release

Since mid 2009 the new smart fortwo drive has been rolling off the line at the smart factory in France. Unlike its predecessor, the driven smart fortwo of the generation is fitted with an and highly efficient lithium-ion It is housed in a space-saving position the axles, which means neither the space nor the safety of the intelligent two-seater vehicle are in any way. A 30 kW electric motor is at the rear.

This provides for acceleration with 120 Newton of torque immediately available and agility thanks to the no-shift drive. The smart fortwo drive can be fully charged at any socket for around two euros. enables it to travel around 135 more than enough in traffic. The smart electric is the ideal alternative for urban with zero local To start with, the new smart electric drive will be or rented to select customers in and other cities in Europe and the From 2012 it will be to anyone interested.

Marc Langenbrinck, Managing smart brand, Head of Marketing smart says In smart revolutionised urban with the unique smart vehicle concept. Now smart is again taking on a pioneering and redefining zero-emission urban We are the first manufacturer in Europe to a series-produced electric vehicle in countries at once. Daimler is electromobility with the smart electric drive. The smart electric drive is a further step in the evolution of the smart which already boasts the with the lowest fuel of all manufacturers.

Environmental compatibility and functionality have been features of the smart fortwo since it was launched more ten years ago. Since its innovative concept has combined forward-looking technologies with urban mobility. With a of just over two and a half the extremely compact vehicle can park perpendicular to the flow of In addition, the space-saving and environmentally two-seater currently has the lowest consumption and it brings its occupants to destination comfortably and safely. Its design set it apart from all cars on the road and it quickly an automotive lifestyle icon is completely at home in happening around the world.

smart electric drive offers driving fun

Series production of the new fortwo electric drive in mid November and represents the logical of an ambitious goal: the production of a attractive city car that has no exhaust gas emissions i.e. a emission vehicle. In 2007 kicked off zero-emission motoring in with its tough city conditions. Since then 100 fortwo electric drives of the generation have been by customers there in real-world The feedback from the UK capital has very positive and confirms the degree of maturity of this concept.

In 2008 smart presented the for a second generation smart electric drive, a more electric drive with an lithium-ion battery. This has decisive advantages over types of batteries including performance, shorter charging a long life and high Marc Langenbrinck says The generation smart fortwo drive is based on a successful and vehicle concept with character and inherent resource-saving Its innovative electric battery makes it the perfect car for the city: it is economical and climate-friendly. Motoring zero local emissions in an environment has become a reality without any compromises.

Electric factored in from the very concept

The smart fortwo drive is a smart fortwo does not make any compromises regard to safety, comfort and Electric drives have part of the smart concept from the start. The later of the components needed for electric was planned at a very early For example, there is space for the in the underfloor between the axles the tank is usually located. is why the electric drive module not limit the space available in the fortwo electric drive in any there is just as much and luggage compartment space as in a fortwo with a combustion

Powerful drive

An agile 30 kW motor is installed at the rear of the new fortwo electric drive and directly without delay. torque of 120 Newton metres is available. This results in a amount of power when away. The smart fortwo drive accelerates from 0 60 km/h in 6.5 seconds just as as a petrol model which it leaves behind it. After a of driving the first generation fortwo electric drive in conditions on British roads one of the in the large-scale London trial You can beat anything at the lights. As the fortwo electric drive has designed primarily for urban its maximum speed has been limited to 100 km/h.

Thanks to the power characteristic of the motor, just one single gear ratio is needed. is no need for any gear changing a advantage in dense city To reverse, the engine’s direction of changes. Fantastic and easy to You just get in, turn on and go was how experienced from London summed up the fortwo electric drive.

The generation smart fortwo drive is powered by a lithium-ion with capacity of 16.5 It can be charged at both normal sockets and special charging A fully charged battery is for up to 135 kilometres of driving fun (NEDC). range is more than for city traffic as studies shown that cars an average of 30 — 40 kilometres per day in and cities. For this, the vehicle needs to be charged for around two Plugging the car in overnight will recharge an empty battery.

with other car manufacturers and companies Daimler has developed a for a Europe-wide standardised charging for a three-phase power grid and of up to 63 amps. The cooperation partners aim to a mandatory standard for charging for battery-powered vehicles in Europe and This global standardisation is an prerequisite for setting up a smooth and electricity charging infrastructure so electric vehicles are accepted by and used across all vehicle

Intelligent charging management

The fortwo electric drive is the electric car worldwide to feature i.e. smart charging The smart fortwo electric on-board electronics enable all information such as the electricity identification data to be exchanged the power grid. Among things this enables simple and secure billing at all Customers receive a single bill only from own utility company — of where they get the electricity for smart from and who supplies it. As a function drivers are able to the status of the charging process and the current range of the smart drive anywhere and at any time, for via an iPhone.

Moreover, the vehicle electronics the basis for features to be implemented in the fortwo electric drive in such as the possibility of actively the charging process — for by retrieving the maximum available of power whilst the vehicle is and the corresponding electricity costs the utility company. This the most economical charging for the vehicle to be calculated. If the electric is parked for a longer period of the car can be recharged when cheaper is available, for example during the

With its various billing, and monitoring functions the intelligent in the car ensures extremely customer-friendly that is convenient and safe.

optimise the battery charge and power consumption

A special management system constantly the voltage, electricity and temperature. If one of parameters reaches a specified for example when driving at constant peak power then the electronics will the power output in a way that the will barely notice. rules out the risk of battery

The electronics also monitor the process and control the capacity The vehicle’s power electronics the 12-volt on-board electrical with electric current the high voltage battery via a converter. In addition, they control the heating and air conditioning, for to minimise the strain on the battery. of a smart fortwo electric can pre-air condition their fortwo electric drive as as their vehicle is being at home or at a charging station. No car offers this comfortable

Extensive equipment

The new second smart fortwo electric is based on the successful smart coupé/cabrio with extensive As well as air conditioning with temperature control and pre-air the equipment includes smart 9, electric power steering, windows, electrically adjustable and door mirrors, a two-spoke steering wheel, leather knob and 12-spoke alloy In addition to the battery indicator, an shows the consumption and the recuperated Furthermore, all new generation smart electric drives feature wheel rims, door caps and contrast components and a tridion cell. The words drive on the rear and in the mirror also draw attention to the environmentally friendly drive.

low costs

Based on the average price in Germany, the smart electric drive can travel 100 for around 2 euros (in other countries or with cheap electricity the costs can be even This is less than the of two litres of petrol. The maintenance are considerably lower than of a smart with a combustion as the battery, motor and other of the electric drive are practically

In addition to the low running costs, are further cost advantages in of countries and cities. For example, of a smart fortwo electric are entitled to national subsidies, tax or exemption from local charges such as the city congestion charge in London. A example: Monaco gives a of up to 9000 euros towards the of an electric vehicle.

smart fortwo electric in major cities in Europe and the USA

the end of 2009 the second generation fortwo electric drive be delivered to customers who will the vehicles for a period of four The first vehicles will to the roads of Berlin where AG is currently creating ideal for running battery-driven vehicles no local emissions within the of the project e-mobility Berlin in with the utility company RWE and the support of the German government and the of Berlin. This includes a network of electricity charging where vehicles can be charged as an to charging them at home.

2010 a total of 1000 new smart fortwo electric will take to the roads of Rome, Milan, Pisa, Hamburg and Switzerland, and they also be deployed in further in Europe and the USA. There is a very lively demand for the fortwo electric drive, and 2012 it will be produced in volumes as a normal part of the range and sold via the smart network.

More than ten ago the smart fortwo revolutionised mobility. The electric variant of the two-seater car is now redefining city once more. The brand is its role as a trendsetter and its technical

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