City Cars: Smart Fortwo, make a statement around town

 

By Posted 10 Jun 2010, 11:16

The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive City Car has been getting some mixed reactions while Katherine Tweed from GreenTech Media took one of these cars out for a test drive. Some motorists asked how much she paid for the vehicle and even gave it a thumbs up, while others just laughed

This is something that small electric vehicles will have to put up with at the moment – but remember that this was the case with the Hybrid when they first launched.

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Smart USA will launch 250 Smart Fortwo electric vehicles in October in the U.S., but will be entering a tough market – one that could be dominated by the upcoming Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, which we have discussed on a number of occasions. However, let us not forget that Smart caters for a niche market.

The car only has a small powerplant, producing just 30 kW of power from its electric motor. The vehicle is still nippy though, offering a 0 to 40mph time of 6.5 seconds. The downside to the car is its range – just 82 miles on a full charge. This should not be a worry as more and more charging stations are appearing in a number of locations across the U.S.

For price details and a review of how the Electric Smart Fortwo drove visit GreenTech Media via the link above.