2011 Smart fortwo electric drive Auto Review

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2011 smart fortwo drive

Battery-powered two-seat e joins original gasoline-engine

James M. Flammang on 02.04.2011

smart fortwo electric Microcars have long common in much of the world. decades ago, quite a few made a stab at the American None of them lasted and few attempts at a resurgence have in recent years.

Then the smart car. Introduced in and elsewhere as early as 1999, the fortwo soon became an icon of sorts. Smart entered the Canadian and Mexican but the only ones to reach buyers were European converted by the Zap organization, placed on in 2005.

All-Electric smart fortwo


named the smart fortwo drive, the new battery-powered model is a with what the company phase 2 technology. Brand Marc Langenbrinck advised smart has always stood for adding that the new smart drive is probably the true of the smart fortwo. He sees the smart not only as a geopolitical but as a catalyst for discussion, in the United of a comprehensive energy plan.

noted that electricity is and domestic [and] there is capacity on the nation’s grid to these vehicles charged.

smart fortwo electric Test Drive

Rated at 20 the electric motor has a kickdown boosts it to 30 kilowatts when Rather than the automated-manual employed by the gas-engine fortwo, the model has a transmission with a gear ratio. Naturally, is modest, with acceleration to 37 mph a leisurely 6.5 seconds.

A 3.3-kilowatt charger works with the Ion battery, which is rated at kilowatt-hours.

Because the smart drive model has no gear it’s a step ahead of the version with its lurchy manual transmission. That it markedly more enjoyable to than the gas model. Though acceleration is mild, the smart drive takes off from a with some assertiveness.

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Quite a loud whistle is even when accelerating a little, but it quiets down cruising.

Clearly firm, the deals acceptably well moderate bumps, but big ones quite a ruckus. Maneuvering and benefiting from quick the smart car is just the ticket for city streets. Brakes feel quite as confident, as the must get used to a different feel. Ample glass provides good visibility, but the view directly aft is somewhat

Charge/Discharge and State of Charge are oddly plopped atop the but they’re easy to read and not in the way.

Driving a gas-engine demonstrated that the lurchy hasn’t disappeared by any means, but not quite as annoying as in the early cars. Judiciously light of the gas pedal can keep it minimal; but a jolt is still likely to at times, and you’re never that its gear-changing deftness is At lower speeds, too, the engine emits a worrisome

This past October, 250 electric drive models-coupe and at the 77 U.S. smart dealerships. four years, all 250 will back to the Daimler company. because each one will be not owned.

Available to both and individuals, that four-year will cost a hefty per month.

The smart electric will launch in five key Portland, Oregon; San Jose, Orlando, Florida; Indianapolis, and the I-95 corridor through New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. For orphans who have no facility for charge ports will be set up in structures, malls, movie and the like.

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