Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
Daimler later this year will start testing an electric drive version of its Smart ForTwo city car, mostly to fleet operators. The company is going after a niche market of city drivers who want a small car as much for what it does as what it says. The electric version smooths out the transmission of the gasoline ForTwo and runs entirely on batteries. Expected range is about 80 miles and top speed is about 65 miles per hour. After its pilot test this year in the U.S., Daimler plans to make the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive available in late 2012 as a 2013 car model.
July 16, 2010 12:26 PM PDT
Photo by: Daimler
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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