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Smart Fortwo Electric Green, sporty and Smart


There is no middle on the Smart Fortwo: either you it or you don’t. The Fortwo Electric added technology completely the microcar, but is even more

The electric components found the body of this third-generation Electric Drive (ED) changes the behaviour of this making it faster and smoother all at

Replacing the gas engine and its semi-automatic is a 30 kilowatts electric motor, a peak power output of 74 and a torque of 96 lb-ft. Most of a fixed-ratio one-gear transmission that power to the wheels, a very linear acceleration at all up to 120 km/h.

Yes, 120 km/h. As in faster the speed limit on Canadian Most drivers used to the left lane are baffled by the fact that an electric can actually overtake them, if

In fact, with the electric available instantly, this bounces from stand to 60 km/h in just about 5 making it the sportiest Smart on the Even more fun to drive the occasional posh Brabus

Driving the Fortwo ED is surprisingly Some would say it’s driving a souped up electric cart that can actually be on public roads.

Ironically, the Fortwo ED, with its two-stage rooftop, is only the second convertible car sold in Canada a certain Roadster made by Motors

Talk about opposites!

100 kilometers range

As most of today’s affordable cars (ahem) sold in including Ford’s Focus and Nissan’s Leaf. the Fortwo ED has a of about 100 kilometers per charge. means you might not be able to from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake and again on one charge, but according to statistics, 100 kilometers is more enough for the daily commute of two of Canadian drivers.

Of course, range varies a lot on driving conditions and habits. a tall van can decrease by almost the power needed to cruise on the Stop-and-go city driving also affect the range. braking adds a few kilometers to the

In the end, a full charge about 5 to 6 hours on a regular outlet. It goes down to 3 if you use a wall charger made for electric vehicles. That it one of the fastest-charging EVs on the market, considering the you get from even a quick

Minimal space

Obviously, the small size makes it more efficient than the four-door EVs, but anyone who drove a regular Fortwo how this translates into little storage space the vehicle. The front portion of the is almost exclusively dedicated to the two

You can fit a medium-sized travel bag in the trunk, more. A good thing the engineers thought of using the of the trunk lower hatch to the charging cord and transformer.

For a retail price of $26,990 to depending on whether you want a or removable top on your Smart, an attractive, albeit limited if you’re into small cars. Subtract the generous subsidy you get in some provinces and electric car doesn’t cost all much more than its siblings.

Like any other vehicle (except, of course, the Fortwo ED is a compromise, but for anyone looking to buy a Smart, the additional does not appear to be that


Model: 2014 Fortwo Electric Drive

$26,990 to $29,990

As driven: ED Convertible ($29,990)

Engine: 55 kilowatts electric

Transmission: fixed-ratio automatic

74 hp/96 lb-ft


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