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Electrification of all smart models.

  • 23. September 2016
  • Press Information
  • Source: Daimler AG

Stuttgart/Paris. The new smart electric drive makes opting into electric mobility more attractive than ever. This is because it combines the agility of the smart with local emission-free driving – the ideal combination for urban mobility. Fourth-generation electric driving pleasure can be experienced not only in the smart fortwo coupé and smart fortwo cabrio, but for the first time also in the four-seater smart forfour. In future smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive. The smart electric drive will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show (1 to 16 October 2016), while the market launch will start in the USA in December 2016 and in Europe in early 2017. In Germany prices for the smart fortwo electric drive will start at € 21,940 (recommended retail price including 19% VAT).

smart electric drive: combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km; Power concumption weighted: 13.1–12.9 kWh/100 km.*

'The smart is the perfect city car, and with electric drive it becomes a little bit more perfect', says Annette Winkler, Head of smart. 'This is why we will soon be offering our entire range – smart fortwo, smart cabrio and even our smart forfour – as all-electric versions. Together with lots of smart fans and enthusiastic drivers of the three predecessor generations, we are looking forward to the unique driving fun offered by the new smart electric drive. And at very attractive prices, especially in countries where there is a buyer's premium.'

The driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever. The ultra- small turning circle also contributes to this, and at 6.95 metres for the two-seater it corresponds precisely to that of its sibling with conventional drive. And every wish will be catered for with regard to colours and optional equipment – electric driving at smart offers maximum scope for customisation.


Technical data at a glance:

smart electric drive fortwo coupé fortwo cabrio forfour
Motor Separately excited three- phase synchronous motor Separately excited three- phase synchronous motor Separately excited three- phase synchronous motor
Battery Lithium-ion battery Lithium-ion battery Lithium-ion battery
Batterie capacity 17.6 kWh 17.6 kWh 17.6 kWh
Output electric motor 60 kW / 80 PS 60 kW / 80 PS 60 kW / 80 PS
Torque electric motor 160 Nm 160 Nm 160 Nm
Range (NEDC) 160 km 155 km 155 km
Charging time, 20–100 % at household socket 6 h (WEU/UK), 13 h (USA) 6 h (WEU/UK), 13 h (USA) 6 h (WEU/UK), 13 h (USA)
Charging time, 20–100 % Wallbox 3.5 h (WEU/UK), 2.5 h (USA) 3.5 h (WEU/UK), 2.5 h (USA) 3.5 h (WEU/UK), 2.5 h (USA)
Price from* € 21,940 € 25,200 € 22,600
Recommended retail price for Germany incl. 19% VAT.

The charging time is an important factor for electric vehicle customers and the new smart electric drive also boasts major improvements here. All models have a new, powerful on-board charger as a standard feature. In the USA and Great Britain the charging time is 2.5 hours – half as long as for the predecessor. With the “smart control” app the charging process can be conveniently monitored from afar and many more functions such as intelligent charging can be controlled. From 2017 a particularly powerful 22 kW fast charger will be available as an option. This enables the smart electric drive to be charged much more quickly: in less than 45 minutes if local conditions allow three-phase charging.

The smart fortwo electric drive models are series produced at smart’s Hambach plant. The smart forfour electric drive is produced at the Novo Mesto site (Slovenia). The smart is equipped with a battery from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The company based in Kamenz, Saxony, has been building the electric heart of the smart electric drive since 2012.

Product may vary after press date on 23.09.2016.

* The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation “PKW-EnVKV” and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at

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