16.7 kWh *Useable Battery
55 miReal Range
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Price from (last known) £16,915
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||March 2017|
|Available until||April 2018|
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.
Real Range between 40 - 90 mi
|City - Cold Weather||60 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||40 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||45 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||90 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||50 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||65 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||12.7 sec|
|Top Speed||81 mph|
|Electric Range||55 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->55 mi)||3 hours|
|Charge Speed||20 mph|
|Battery Useable*||16.7 kWh|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||300 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||133 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||210 Wh/mi|
|Vehicle Consumption||170 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||192 mpg|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||233 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 185 - 415 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||275 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||415 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||370 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||185 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||330 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||255 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1100 kg|
|Cargo Volume||185 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||975 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||0 kg|
|Towing Weight Braked||0 kg|
|Roof Load||0 kg|
|Turning Circle||9.1 m|
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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 ForFour 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||6 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||5h30m||10 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x30A||7.0 kW †||3 hours||20 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||5h30m||10 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x30A||7.0 kW †||3 hours||20 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the Smart ForFour Electric Drive
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Smart ForFour 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 ForFour Electric Drive.
A new model of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017) is available: Smart EQ forfour (2018).
The Smart ForFour Electric Drive had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £21,060 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £21,415. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Smart ForFour Electric Drive was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Smart ForFour Electric Drive is £16,915.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Smart ForFour Electric Drive is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive is 60 kW (80 hp). The maximum torque is 118 lb-ft. The Smart ForFour Electric Drive is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds. The top speed is 81 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive has a total capacity of 17.6 kWh. The usable capacity is 16.7 kWh (estimate). A range of about 55 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 90 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 ForFour Electric Drive is about 300 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 133 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 185 Wh per mile.
The Smart ForFour 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 ForFour on the official Smart site.