Smart electric world premiere in Paris
The fourth generation smart all-electric will have its world premiere this week in Paris.
Debuting this week at the Paris Motor Show, the new smart all-electric makes opting into electric mobility more attractive than ever, combining overall agility with emission-free driving as an ideal combination for urban mobility.
The smart fortwo electric drive is now available on the new-generation smart platform in both the smart fortwo coupe and cabrio models.
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With this next generation, smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its entire model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive.
The ultra- small turning circle also contributes to this, and at 22.8 feet for the two-seater it corresponds precisely to that of its sibling with conventional drive.
All models have a new, powerful on-board charger as a standard feature. In North America, charging time is an estimated 2.5 hours – twice as fast as the predecessor. With the “smart control” app the charging process can be conveniently monitored from afar and many more functions, such as intelligent charging, can also be controlled remotely.
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Powerful torque of 118 lb/ft is immediately available from a standstill, a 19 per cent increase over the 96 lb/ft offered by the previous generation smart ED. The electric drive has a range of approximately 99 miles (Euro NEDC cycle) – ideal for emission-free mobility in urban areas. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 81 mph to maximize the range.