The whole model range of smart models will be offered with battery electric drive. The smart fortwo, fortwo cabrio and smart forfour will be presented at Paris Motorshow as electric drive models.
The pure battery electric drive is available not only in the smart fortwo coupe and smart fortwo cabrio but fot the first time also in the four seater smart forfour. All three models will be powered by an electric engine with 60 KW which generate a maximum torque of 160 Nm available from standstill. The maximum speed is limited to 130 km/h to maximise the range.
At an energy consumption of 12.9-13.1 kWh/100 km, smart fortwo electric drive promise a maximum range of 160 km in the Eco mode.
Smart electric drive will start in the USA in December 2016 and in Europe in early 2017. The 17.6 kWh Li-Ion battery can be charged from a conventional socket in 6 hours in EU and UK and in 13 hours in USA. From a 3.6 kWh charger (three phase electricity from a wallbox), the charging time is reduced to 3.5 hours in EU and to 2.5 hours in UK and USA.
From 2017 will be available a powerful 22 kWh fast charger also with three phase electricity which will allow a fast charging in only 45 minutes.
The electric engine and the whole drive system is produced in Renault plant in Cleon, Northern France.
This is the explanation why a 50 kWh DC charger is not available for the smart. Renault consider that 50 kWh DC chargers are very expensive and has decided some years ago to promote the 22 kWh AC fast charger.
The price of the smart fortwo electric drive starts at 21,940 euro in Germany with 19% VAT included. Compared with Renault, smart offer in this price also the battery and you do not have to pay leasing for battery as in Renault case.
The price of the smart fortwo cabrio electric drive starts at 25,200 euro, while the cheapest forfour costs 22,600 euro.
The smart electric drive models surpass the extensive standard equipment of their siblings with conventional drive as they additionally have a dashboard instrument with power meter and battery status display (standard) or on request the winter package with heated steering wheel for maximum climate comfort (optionally available). The electric drive design package (optionally available) gives the vehicle an expressive look with tridion safety cell and door mirror caps painted in exclusive electric green. And every wish can be catered for when it comes to colours and optional equipment as the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme is also available for the smart fortwo electric drive.
With the “smart control” app lots of electric drive 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. The new model has more operating options than the predecessor. For example, two programmable departure times mean that intelligent charging and pre-entry climate control do not always need to be re-set for frequent journeys.