Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Battery Electric Vehicle

£16,915Price from

16.7 kWh *Useable Battery

55 miReal Range

300 Wh/miEfficiency

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Price from £16,915

Availability Old model
Available from March 2017
Available until April 2018

Lease (BCH) from £250 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 11
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £4500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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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
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

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
Drive Rear

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
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 55 mi
Vehicle Consumption 300 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 133 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 96 mi
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
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1100 kg
Seats 4 people
Cargo Volume 185 L
Cargo Volume Max 975 L
Length 3495 mm
Width 1665 mm
Height 1554 mm
Wheelbase 2494 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £21,360
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £2,777
BIK @ 20% £46 pcm
BIK @ 40% £93 pcm
BIK @ 45% £104 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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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 Car Uses 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.

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All about the Smart ForFour Electric Drive

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer available. 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.

Pricing

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive has 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 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 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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.

Go to the ForFour on the official Smart website.