Smart electric range launched in the UK

Smart has announced UK prices for its electric drive range, with the EV model line-up starting from £16,420 including OLEV’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

The smart fortwo, forfour, and fortwo cabrio are all available to order as EVs

The smart fortwo electric drive is the entry point to the range, with the larger forfour electric drive starting at £16,915, and the fortwo cabriolet electric drive starting at £18,650 – both including PiCG.

On sale now, smart is the only brand that has an entire portfolio with a choice of internal combustion or fully electric drivetrains. Powering the rear wheels, a 60kW (81hp) electric motor is used in all three models, with an official range of 99 miles for the fortwo electric drive and 96 miles for the other two models.

All versions have a top speed of 81mph, and complete the 0-62mph sprint in 11.5 seconds. A standard 7 kW on-board charger will be able to charge the 17.6 kWh battery used in all three models in around two and a half hours, or six hours from a three-pin plug.

Standard kit includes heated front seats, cruise control, leather seats, 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, and sat-nav with infotainment system. EV specific elements include a sound generator for pedestrian safety at low speeds, cables for home and public charging, and use of the smart control app for pre-conditioning and charging use through a smartphone.

The smart electric drive range is on sale now, with deliveries expected from July.

Source: Next Green Car

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