2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Hit Paris. Planned for a debut during the 2016 Paris Motor Show event, Daimler is bringing the new 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive. This is not the first time Smart tries to offer the electric car to buyers. However, this new car is reported to be so attractive while it also remains efficient. Here is the full detail we should know about before the debut.
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Specifications
Features, Exterior, as well as Interior
There are two variant to offer on this 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive model including standard coupe and convertible, which is called Cabriolet in here. As suggested in its name, this car has only two passenger seats. The overall design should remind us on many crossover cars today. However, it is the smaller version of it, and it looks chubby at all parts.
From the leaked images, we can see the car is finished in glossy black with the green accent on the window frame, lower side body and rear part of the car, making a C-shape on the car. Side mirror casing gets the same treatment as well. There is not much to know about its features, but as an electric vehicle, it has the charging outlet. It has been confirmed that it will be general 240-watt outlet.
This car is equipped with options on driving mode, basic mode, and eco mode, to give driver freedom to decide on his efficiency. Smart’s app can be used to monitor the entire process and work of the car as well.
Powertrain, Electric Range – 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
This is an electric vehicle, so we are talking about electric powertrain as well. This car is powered by an electric motor, backed up by 17.6 kWh of the lithium-ion battery pack. This electric motor can generate 80 hp of power output and 118 lb-ft of torque performance.
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It can also give you 99 miles range in one charging, 96 in the Cabrio variant. This car top speed is around 81 mph only, which is modest but fine given it in a city car. It is a rear-wheel drive configured the car, and it takes around 2.5 hours to recharge the battery. Acceleration rate to 60 mph is reported to be above 11 hours.
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Price and Release Date
Pricing on this car isn’t known yet. As mentioned before, it should make a debut in Paris Motor Show with the Coupe to be delivered in the US within next spring. The Cabrio variant is to follow in summer.
It looks like this city car is going to be liked well in the market. Even though power output is not much, we don’t need better performance anyway for a city car. Plus, the design is pretty nice too. Let’s see how 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will make it on its first debut.
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