2014 Fortwo Electric Drive AskMen

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It’s understandable why the at Daimler mighty overlords of the Car empire selected San Francisco as the to test out their new zero-emission, Smart Fortwo Electric Sure, the diminutive two-seater was plenty of thumbs-up by the Grateful -loving populace, but that was a nice corollary. What SF such a great place to the Fortwo ED is because its dense, wildly elevating streets are the testing ground to exhibit particular electric vehicle’s attributes.

Let’s be honest: the normal Fortwo was hardly acclaimed. Lilliputian people-mover is cursed one of the worst transmissions known to man a automated manual mess caused over-coddled automotive to whine of kidney pain. also incredibly small at 106 long, the shortest car available in allowing for only two passengers, and little trunk space.

valid complaints.

But the truth of the is the Electric Drive is the car that the was always meant to be. All its inherent clunky transmission, tiny lightness, etc. have been eliminated or transformed advantages in its EV iteration. Its featherweight and tiny dimensions complement the instant torque, meaning the ED can zip in and out of tight jams nimbly.

It’s perfect for inner commuting, where the ability to through holes in traffic and into parking spots not fit for a cart is paramount.

Given the single-speed transmission, the greatest of the traditional Fortwo is eliminated. are no clunky shifts, only the unspooling of power. While it out at a mere 78 mph, the ED will from a dead stop to 37 mph in 4.8 seconds a more pertinent than top speed when with the stoplights and gridlock of urban driving. While the colorfully painted Victorian of Haight-Ashbury (which look dazzling through the standard sunroof), the Fortwo was remarkably in its ability to squeeze between a car and the when turning off a side you might save an entire series just by keeping it

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And when you pop off the line, its instant 96 of torque will make you’ll get ahead of your sprinters if need be.

The car still very light, which can be a tad at higher speeds or on freeways. But its poundage barely a ton at 2,094 (2,138 for the cabriolet) translates to efficiency and quickness in EV form. The 17.6 kWh lithium ion battery lowers the Fortwo’s center of and makes it feel more than the petrol version, but it feel as grounded as the Fiat or even the similarly sized iQ and none have ever as solid as the MINI Cooper.


But its relative levity does not as much of a detriment as it does in its form.

If the Fortwo feels optimized in its Drive form, there’s good reason why: engineers claim the car was born to be since inception, designed the ground up ready to be electrified. that the first generation of 100 Fortwos were fleet-tested in back in 2007. Unlike competitors, who reverse-engineered their to be EVs (Toyota RAV4, Fiat Ford Focus Electric, the Fortwo was built with eventuality always in mind.

Not does this ostensibly for better engineering, it also a lower investment and therefore than its competitors to become

SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars
SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars
SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars
SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars
SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars
SMART ed cabrio Electric Cars

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