Smart boosts power for new fortwo plug-in electric car
The latest fortwo features a new 55kW magneto-electric motor with 130Nm, giving it 0-100kph time of under 13 seconds and a top speed of more than 120kph – compared to 100kph for the old model – which matches that of combustion-engined smart
It also features a new higher-capacity 17.6kWh battery that enables it to drive for 140km in city traffic without producing any local emissions.
‘The smart fortwo has exceeded itself. It has always been a pioneer of urban mobility and with the new electric drive it is once again setting standards with even more driving fun and environmental compatibility,’ said Dr Annette Winkler, head of smart. ‘With the new generation the frequently cited “electric era” has finally arrived.’