2015 ForTwo Electric Drive

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
Horsepower
74
Std. Transmission
single-speed
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
122 MPGe
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
93 MPGe

smart fortwo electric drive
2015 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive coupe