Smart Electric Fortwo Starts Arriving At Dealerships InCar Tech

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by Terry A. Miller on May 17, 2013 at pm

The smart electric fortwo

NJ Mercedes-Benz USA has started rolling out the Electric fortwo, the most electric vehicle in the U.S. (based on Manufacturer s Suggested Price), to smart dealers the country.

The smart electric has the smallest footprint of any car on U.S. and its cabriolet sibling is the only electric available here. setting the fortwo apart other vehicles on the market is its patented tridion safety (which functions like a car s roll cage), its infinitely exterior (more than possible combinations) and its green which start at one of the most automotive production facilities in the – the smartville factory in Hambach, The electric fortwo has a mile per equivalent (MPGe) of 122 miles in the on a full charge.

In response to consumer uncertainty battery performance and longevity, the will offer customers an acquisition option: buy or lease the with or without the battery.

The new called Battery Assurance enables a customer to buy the vehicle – without the battery – for $19,990 and rent the battery (the of which is guaranteed for up to 10 years) for $80 a plus taxes. For leasing the total monthly payment is with the battery rental Battery Assurance Plus covers annual maintenance on the and, if necessary, replacement.

The rental contract for the battery is for up to 10 years with no mileage

Said Mark Webster. manager in charge of smart, We that there are many customers out there for whom an drive vehicle would be but who have concerns about maintenance costs, battery repair cost and, of range anxiety. The smart addresses all those concerns by way of the Assurance Plus program and our new Vehicle Homepage.

The smart Homepage is a customized connection the vehicle and most internet-capable With a smartphone, tablet or PC, an can:

Check the State of Charge for the (how much charge it have right now; is the charging time forecast; how range does the driver on the current charge and how much s/he have when the is fully charged).

Precondition the car charging so the vehicle is at a comfortable when the driver gets it.

Set the vehicle to charge during when electricity cost is at its

Set a planned departure time so the vehicle can charge at an economical but without delaying departure.

Review an Eco Display which the efficiency and type of driving.

See the of the vehicle by way of a range cloud – a map shows all the locations the vehicle get to on the current charge level.

the route to the destination laid out taking driving conditions account and verifying that the has enough charge to reach the

Set up automated notifications (e.g. completed, when vehicle a desired charge level) are then received either by or Twitter.

Locate the vehicle it s parked (Car Finder) as as set a reminder as to how much time on the parking meter.

Said Webster, With Assurance Plus and the smart Homepage, we ve tried to address any that might prevent a from considering an electric and the smart fortwo electric in Green can be fun. Green can be And a lot of us don t really need a four-seater, or at not for every trip. smart is rightsizing for your transportation and also for your wallet.

MBUSA expects that customers will opt for the Battery Plus option, based on its in Europe, the fortwo electric can be purchased or leased in the traditional The smart fortwo coupe an MSRP of $25,000 while the is priced at $28,000. These purchase customers may also be for federal tax credits (which run up to or state/local tax credits, further the cost.

Information on smart can be found at .

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