Mercedes Benz Unveil Smart Forspeed Electric Prototype

 

By Posted 22 Feb 2011, 16:12

With the Geneva Motor Show just around the corner, we have yet more news to bring you in the build up to it. So far we’ve told you about debuts from Rolls Royce and Toyota appearing at the event, now we have news that Mercedes Benz will unveil their Smart Forspeed electric prototype.

As Engadget report this electric powered, compact roadster can go for as far as 84 miles from one charge and reaches speeds of up to 75 mph. It even has luxurious interior that includes smartphone docking area.

The zero-emission prototype also offers a 7 bhp overboost function in addition to its 40 bhp electric motor that is rear-mounted and a lithium-ion battery with a 16.5 kWh capacity which can quick charge in 45 minutes. It even has integrated solar cells powering the electrics. Mercedes-Benz’s Steffen Kohl said the car as a ‘unique and electric look’ thanks to its minimalistic design and high-gloss finish.

Unfortunately Mercedes have already made it clear that this smartly designed Smart Forspeed is just a concept and will not make the production line, saying that only parts of the design will feature in future developments. For more details about the car check out this link, where you’ll also find a picture gallery.

What do you think of the Smart Forspeed? Let us know what your thoughts are on electric cars in general.

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