Overview

smart is the first car brand with its sights set on a clean-cut switchover from combustion engines to electric drive. All new smart cars sold in the USA, Canada and Norway since 2017 are electric, with all of Europe set to offer exclusively battery-electric smart cars by 2020. The rest of the world is then expected to follow soon afterwards.

The smart EQ fortwo and smart EQ forfour (combined electrical consumption 20.8-12.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)1 already make access to the world of electric mobility more attractive than ever as they combine the agility of the smart with locally emission-free driving – the ideal match for urban mobility. The existing smart fortwo coupé and smart forfour were joined by the smart fortwo cabrio with battery-electric drive in summer 2017.

With 160 Nm of torque immediately available, the 60 kW electric car boasts exceedingly agile acceleration. One battery charge gives a suitable range for city traffic. The smart EQ fortwo and smart EQ forfour can be charged at a domestic power socket – up to twice as fast as before with the powerful on-board charger fitted as standard, depending on national version. Introduced in March 2018, the 22 kW quick charger can shorten the charging time at a Wallbox to below 40 minutes (10-80%).

Thanks to the power characteristics of the electric motor, the smart needs just one single fixed gear ratio. There is no need for any gear changing – a major advantage in dense city traffic. To reverse, the engine’s direction of rotation changes.

The ECO mode is a particularly energy-efficient driving program. The radar-based recuperation controls energy recovery depending on the traffic situation. To save energy and extend the range, the smart EQ fortwo and smart EQ forfour also feature pre-entry climate control.

With the “smart EQ control” app, a wealth of electric-specific information can be called up via smartphone, tablet or PC, and functions such as pre-entry climate control or intelligent charging can be conveniently controlled remotely.

Key facts

  • smart is the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive as the smart fortwo, smart fortwo cabrio and smart forfour are available as electric drive models.
  • The smart fortwo cabrio is the only electric cabriolet on the market.
  • With torque of 160 Newton metres the 60 kW electric car boasts exceedingly agile acceleration.
  • The fully charged battery has sufficient power to cover approximately 160 kilometres in accordance with the NEDC, making it ideal for urban use.
  • With the high-performance on-board charger the smart electric drive can be charged up to twice as fast as before (depending on the country version and the electricity supply network).
  • With the new fast charger, the vehicle can be fully charged in less than 45 minutes (depending on the country version and the electricity supply network).