New all-electric two-seater arrives with the potential to make urban driving fun For those with a short commute and seeking to avoid the congestion charge or urban- based car buyers wanting to contribute to a cleaner planet, the new Fortwo Electric Drive could be an interesting alternative to the petrol-powered version.
SMART HAS INTRODUCED electric versions of its Fortwo, Fortwo Cabriolet and Forfour. The new Electric Drive models are claimed to have better range and performance and significantly faster recharging times than their predecessors. The improvements are thanks to a new powertrain largely shared with the Renault Zoe and developments to the charging system. The Electric … [Read more…]
Mercedes’ EQ electric sub-brand will launch 10 new pure-electric vehicles between 2019 and 2025, and this push could be in addition to successors to the current electric Smart vehicles. The maker’s new sub-brand will start its pure-electric push with the production version of the Generation EQ concept. Mercedes has registered all suitable EQ-prefixed badges: everything … [Read more…]
SMART’S range of Electric Drive models is making its world debut at this week’s Paris Motor Show, ahead of a launch in Europe early next year. Available in the ForTwo and ForFour, the ED has a three-phase motor giving 80bhp. Power is sent to the rear wheels, taking the ForTwo from 0-62mph in 11.5 seconds. … [Read more…]
An SUV is still on the cards for Mercedes sub-brand Smart. Daimler product manager Katharina Beck said: “Our philosophy is to provide urban agility and comfort in the city. If there are different solutions for urban drVers. we are always open for new things.” Back in 2012 the brand prwiwed its new ForTwo and ForFour … [Read more…]
Officially it’s smart with a small ‘s’, which looks so strange that everyone else calls it a Smart car. The venture started with the boss of Swiss fashion watchmaker Swatch suggesting a tiny eco-car that would offer fun motoring to the young (or young at heart) whilst offering a helping hand to the choking planet. … [Read more…]