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More Details On Yamaha Electric Smart Fortwo For Asia?

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The Smart Fortwo is a car heavily divides opinion.

In the it s been less than Sales have been better in Europe, but even so manufacturers have hardly out to release competitors for the two-seat car.

Until now, is. We revealed initial details of s Motiv not so long ago, a car with ex-F1 and McLaren car designer Gordon Murray.

details weren t revealed the initial announcement, but now there are details available on the car s electric making the car a perfect natural for the Smart Fortwo Electric

Not that the two cars are similar in Regular Smart Fortwos are the lightest cars on the road, but with batteries the Electric becomes quite a weighty

That isn t the case for the Motiv.E. to Murray s unique iStream process, with a spaceframe and upcycled plastic body the Motiv.E tips the scales at 1,600 lbs.

MORE: Motiv: Gordon Murray s Car Partner Revealed

The low weight is aided by a Zytek-designed the company behind the engineering in electric Smart prototypes.

The motor weighs 28.6 the single-speed reduction gearbox lbs and the inverter just 16.5 Weight has been reduced by individual components more the electric motor is small, but to 15,000 rpm, higher comparable units, allowing it to up for it small size through

The compact footprint still to pack in airbags, front and crush zones and an anti-side system, as well as a seat for and passenger.

And underneath there s an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion pack, of which 7.2 kWh is considered capacity. For comparison, the Fortwo Drive features a similarly-sized kWh battery pack.

Comparing is interesting: Yamaha claims a world range of more 100 miles, implying impressive The Electric Drive is rated at 68 in EPA testing probably realistic for drivers.

Charging is said to 3 hours from a domestic it isn t specified whether this to European 230V sockets, 120V or Japan s 100V A quick charge takes one

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Performance seems similar to that of the Fortwo Drive too top speed is 65 mph and 0-62 mph takes less than 15 , despite a low 15 kW (20 hp) output and 25 kW (33.5 hp)

The Smart clears the sprint in seconds with 55 kW of peak over double that of the while top speed is 78 mph.

The Yamaha s low performance would preclude any success in the U.S, but s okay, since the Motive.E is to be aimed more at the Asian to begin with.

There, parking and space on the roads are at a premium, tiny, low-emission really do make more while power is less just witness the success of s kei-class cars as evidence of

But the real innovation could come from Murray s production process, making like this hugely and more efficient than current equivalents.


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Yamaha Motiv city car concept
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