Smart says its zero-emission EV should be here in early 2010
22 June 2009

Smart has confirmed that its electric Fortwo is to go into small series production following successful trials in the UK.

Smart’s parent company Daimler AG says that the first deliveries of the zero-emission vehicle should start early next year.

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Trials of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive started in December 2007, with universities, councils and energy companies all taking part.

Smart claim the Fortwo Electric Drive’s 30kw motor can power it to 30mph in 6.5secs and its economy is equivalent to 300mpg.

Smart also confirmed that the second generation Fortwo Electric Drive was to undergo similar trials, and the car should feature improved performance and range and a shorter charge time.

Mark Tisshaw

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