16.7 kWh *Useable Battery
65 miReal Range
Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles like the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will move from £4,500 to £3,500. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 3000 new Category 1 orders before the grant will be reduced to the new rate.
Remaining orders for Category 1 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 109
This electric vehicle is no longer for saleA new model is available:
Price from £16,420
|Available from||March 2017|
|Available until||April 2018|
Lease (BCH) from £250 pcm
Real Range between 40 - 100 mi
|City - Cold Weather||65 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||40 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||55 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||100 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||55 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||75 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||11.5 sec|
|Top Speed||81 mph|
|Electric Range||65 mi|
|Total Power||60 kW (80 hp)|
|Total Torque||118 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||17.6 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||7.0 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->65 mi)||3 hours|
|Charge Speed||23 mph|
|Battery Useable*||16.7 kWh|
|FC Port Location||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||255 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||157 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||205 Wh/mi|
|Vehicle Consumption||165 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||195 mpg|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||241 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Real Energy Consumption between 165 - 415 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||255 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||415 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||300 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||165 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||300 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||220 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||985 kg|
|Cargo Volume||260 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||350 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from||£20,865|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£2,712|
|BIK @ 20%||£45 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£90 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£102 pcm|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||8h45m||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||5h30m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x30A||7.0 kW †||3 hours||23 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||5h30m||12 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x30A||7.0 kW †||3 hours||23 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer available. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive was available from March 2017 until April 2018. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive.
A new model of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (2017) is available: Smart EQ fortwo coupe (2018).
The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £20,565 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £20,920. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is £16,420.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is 60 kW (80 hp). The maximum torque is 118 lb-ft. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 11.5 seconds. The top speed is 81 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive has a total capacity of 17.6 kWh. The usable capacity is 16.7 kWh (estimate). A range of about 65 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 40 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 100 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 8 hours 45 minutes.
Rapid charging is not possible.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is about 255 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 157 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 415 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 165 Wh per mile.
The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from Smart
The link below will open the page of the ForTwo on the official Smart site.