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Smart EV prices to start at £16,420

Smart EV 2017

Smart has revealed the UK pricing for its electric drive range with the fortwo model starting at £16,420.

The fourtwo price includes the OLEV grant of £4,500, making the total cost £20,920.

The forfour model is £16,915 (£21,415 excluding grant), and the fortwo cabriolet electric drive starts at £18,650 (£23,060 excluding grant).

Smart is believed to be the only brand that offers all its models with either combustion engines or fully electric drivetrains. 

The smart electric drive features an 81 hp electric motor powering the rear wheels via a single-speed gearbox.

The electric drive has a range of up to 100 miles, while its maximum speed is electronically limited to 80 mph to maximise the range.

The standard 7 kW on-board charger means the smart electric drive can be charged in 2.5 hours using a 16 A charger or just six hours via a standard three-pin household socket (20% to 100%).

All models have a top speed of 81 mph and can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds. 

Every electric drive model also comes with charging cables for both domestic sockets and public charging stations; rear parking sensors; smart media system with satellite navigation; and an acoustic ambient sound generator.

The sound generator creates an artificial engine sound when the vehicle is moving at low speeds to make its presence known to pedestrians and other road users. 

Specification is based on the well-equipped prime model, which includes heated front seats, cruise control, leather upholstery and 15-inch alloy wheels.

For £595 customers can add the premium plus equipment line, which includes ambient lighting; centre armrest; LED headlights and tail lights; front fog lamps; automatic lights and wipers; and rear view camera. 

The electric drive design package is available from £595 and adds a tridion cell and mirror caps in electric green; body panels in either black or white with matching grille; 16-inch alloys; and ‘ED’ decals in grey. 

A heated steering wheel, heated rear seats (forfour only) and additional door and cockpit insulation are part of the winter package, which costs £295 on fortwo models and £495 on the forfour. 

Customers can also access the smart control app, which allows the user to view the vehicle’s charging status, and pre-set the climate control via a smartphone.



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