Driven 2011 Smart Electric Drive

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Driven: 2011 Smart Drive

With a jolt of the Smart Fortwo can become refreshingly different.

Further to the our surprising conclusion after a of hours behind the wheel of the new Electric Drive is that, the feels like a more fully realized package as an vehicle—more so than in its gasoline

Putting electric drive in the two-seat Fortwo seems a no-brainer as it’s well for dense urban areas or commutes. After all, the Fortwo never has been a lot of fun of those low-speed commute Take it out on the highway and it turns a noisy, pitchy driving and the Fortwo’s lane-squeezing maneuverability to vulnerability in the face of semis and

Electric Drive feels way refined

Then of course the gasoline Fortwo’s powertrain; the Mitsubishi three-banger thrumming behind and below you and an automated transmission that works but is a little unpredictable, it’s a refined or responsive experience. the existing ForTwo’s under-the-cargo-floor emits lots of vibration, its manual gearbox is unpredictable you call the shifts for yourself have the optional paddle and the ride is a bit harsh, climb the Electric Drive and it’s night and day. Turn the key on and shift to drive, and there’s the silence that we’ve accustomed to with electric

Step on the gas, and it surges with only a gentle

From a standing start, the ED very sprightly. With up to 89 delivered pretty right off the the Smart electric drive is quick from stoplights, surrounding drivers (including the cargo-van drivers in urban streets) obviously surprised the ED’s quickness. Floor the above 40 km/h (25 mpg or so) and the response is good; but by 60 km/h a full brings just a tepid

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Things really peter out that, and the ED’s top speed is 62 mph.

‘Kickdown Mode’ extra juice

The motor up to 20 kW in normal driving, but there’s a “kickdown mode” wherein the gets a very noticeable of oomph.

The battery is just kWh and is good for an official range of 83 After one test car has been aggressively for about 12 miles, we range had dropped to about 80 A 3.3-kW charger and J1772 connector are included with the and with a dryer-type 220-volt it can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in to four hours, or from dead to 100 percent in about hours.

With the help of an iPhone app designed by Mercedes-Benz and Daimler, will be able to keep on the current state of charge of vehicles, how much time is until the battery is fully or the location of the nearest charging

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