2015 ForTwo Electric Drive
2013 Smart Fortwo
Smart ForTwo

2015 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive convertible

Pros: Outstanding close-quarters maneuverability; incredibly easy to park; fashion-forward styling; quicker, smoother acceleration and better ride quality than gas-engine Smart ForTwo; low-cost operation

Cons: Limited driving range; charging times; tight passenger and cargo space; no Level 3 charging capability

Smart Electric Drive

CG Says: The 2015 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is essentially unchanged. Smart ForTwo Electric Drive models use an electric motor that sends 96 pound-feet of torque and an estimated 74 horsepower through a single-speed transmission. The motor is powered by a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack situated beneath the cabin floor. Coupe and cabriolet models are available, both with rear-wheel drive. Smart says the Electric Drive’s battery pack needs about 14 hours for a full recharge from a 110-volt plug and about 6 hours from a 240-volt outlet. The battery can also be partially recharged while driving via a regenerative-braking feature. Claimed maximum driving range is about 83 miles.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 2-door hatchback, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Smart
Nation of Manufacture France
Base Prices Passion coupe: $25,000
Passion convertible: $28,000

Base Engine
electric motor
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
122 MPGe
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
93 MPGe

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
2015 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive coupe
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