Just because it looks small do not underestimate it, the Smart's range of coupe and the cabriolet have taken the eco-friendly route of going electric. Smart, a division of Daimler AG produces minicars and the cool quotient is impressive.
Ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Smart has revealed the electric version of its popular ForTwo, ForFour, and the Cabrio. Giving power to the people and the earth, Smart has featured the minicars with plug-in electric. The Smart Cabrio which becomes the only convertible electric vehicle currently on the market.
The Smart ForTwo offers a range of 160kms, while the Cabrio and the ForFour has a range of 155kms. The lithium-ion battery used can be charged from 20 to 100 percent in 2.5 hours from a wall box; on the household socket, it could take six hours for the charge. Smart will offer a powerful 22kw fast charger as an option in 2017 which could take 45 minutes to charge.
The company offers you a choice towards the electric versions exterior look. You can either opt for the standard car with the badging or you can opt for the safety cell and door mirrors in electric green, while the personalisation programme from Brabus is available as well.
Inside the electric versions, the instrument cluster is replaced with a dash display revealing the power levels and battery status. A smartphone app that allows you to preheat and cool the car, and to control charging remotely comes as a standard kit.