Mercedes Benz’s city car operation has just unveiled the new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and it will begin to appear in showrooms at the end of 2009.
The second generation ultra compact is powered by a 30 kW electric motor that is powered by a highly efficient lithium ion battery pack.
Like most battery electric vehicles the Smart EV can be topped off at any standard household outlet for around two Euro.
A full charge enables the new Fortwo to travel up to 83 miles, more than enough for an around town commute and because of the Smart car’s compact nature it can easily maneuver through city traffic.
The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 6.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 100km/h, conversion to miles is not recomended.