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  • 22kW onboard charger
  • Acoustic presence indicator
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • Dashboard instrument with battery charge status and power indicator
  • Electric power steering
  • Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning
  • Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and trip computer
  • Rear Park assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Smart media system - smartphone, 7" display, FM/AM tuner, AUX/USB, voice control, bluetooth hands free, audio streaming, 3D navigation and 2 speakers
  • Body colour radiator grille
  • Comfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
  • Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's side
  • Draught stop
  • Driving mirrors in tridion colour
  • Electric front windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor
  • Electric Tritop fabric soft top - Black with glass rear window and headlining
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights
  • Lockable service cover
  • Manual headlamp range adjustment
  • Remote roof opener
  • Removable roof bars in trident colour
  • Roof antenna
  • Third brake light featuring LED technology
  • Tritop fabric soft top - Black
  • White side indicators
  • 12V socket with cover
  • 3 spoke leather multifunction Sports steering wheel with anthracite bezel
  • Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger
  • Black leather gear lever knob
  • Boot light
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Centre console with roller cover and folding front armrest
  • Charge cable bag
  • Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black/grey
  • Driver/front passenger reading lights
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder
  • Fabric upholstery with white double stitching
  • Front head restraints
  • Front passenger seat item retaining strap
  • Front passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrest
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable steering column
  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Luggage compartment roller cover with mesh bag
  • Matt chrome interior door opener
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Storage compartment in tailgate
  • Stowage net on centre console
  • Vanity mirrors
  • Active brake assist with autonomous braking function
  • Airbag deactivation switch
  • Airbags - head airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Airbags - kneebag for driver
  • Airbags - sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined pelvis/thorax airbags)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic brake force distribution
  • Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill start assist
  • Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Central locking with radio remote control + visual locking verification signal and immobiliser
  • Drive lock - automatic door locking when driving
  • Folding key with remote control (Second key with fixed bit)
  • Charging cable for household socket
  • Charging cable for wall box/charging stations
  • Single speed transmission
  • 16" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish
  • Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back
  • Summer tyres
ManufacturerSMART
RangeFORTWO CABRIO
ModelFORTWO ELECTRIC CABRIO
Derivative60kW EQ Pulse Premium 17kWh 2dr Auto [22kWCh]
Body StyleCity-Car
Fuel TypeDiesel
TransmissionAutomatic
Doors2
MPGN MPG
BHP82 BHP
Seats2
EmissionsN
Top Speed81 MPH

smart fortwo cabrio
60kW EQ Pulse Premium 17kWh 2dr Auto [22kWCh]

Fuel Type
Fuel Type
Electric
Transmission
Transmission
Automatic
0 - 62
0 - 62
11.9 Sec
Top Speed
Top Speed
81MPH
Efficiency
Efficiency
NMPG
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  • 22kW onboard charger
  • Acoustic presence indicator
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • Dashboard instrument with battery charge status and power indicator
  • Electric power steering
  • Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning
  • Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and trip computer
  • Rear Park assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Smart media system - smartphone, 7" display, FM/AM tuner, AUX/USB, voice control, bluetooth hands free, audio streaming, 3D navigation and 2 speakers
  • Body colour radiator grille
  • Comfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
  • Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's side
  • Draught stop
  • Driving mirrors in tridion colour
  • Electric front windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor
  • Electric Tritop fabric soft top - Black with glass rear window and headlining
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights
  • Lockable service cover
  • Manual headlamp range adjustment
  • Remote roof opener
  • Removable roof bars in trident colour
  • Roof antenna
  • Third brake light featuring LED technology
  • Tritop fabric soft top - Black
  • White side indicators
  • 12V socket with cover
  • 3 spoke leather multifunction Sports steering wheel with anthracite bezel
  • Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger
  • Black leather gear lever knob
  • Boot light
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Centre console with roller cover and folding front armrest
  • Charge cable bag
  • Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black/grey
  • Driver/front passenger reading lights
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder
  • Fabric upholstery with white double stitching
  • Front head restraints
  • Front passenger seat item retaining strap
  • Front passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrest
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable steering column
  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Luggage compartment roller cover with mesh bag
  • Matt chrome interior door opener
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Storage compartment in tailgate
  • Stowage net on centre console
  • Vanity mirrors
  • Active brake assist with autonomous braking function
  • Airbag deactivation switch
  • Airbags - head airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Airbags - kneebag for driver
  • Airbags - sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined pelvis/thorax airbags)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic brake force distribution
  • Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill start assist
  • Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Central locking with radio remote control + visual locking verification signal and immobiliser
  • Drive lock - automatic door locking when driving
  • Folding key with remote control (Second key with fixed bit)
  • Charging cable for household socket
  • Charging cable for wall box/charging stations
  • Single speed transmission
  • 16" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish
  • Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back
  • Summer tyres
Technical Specification
Manufacturersmart
Rangefortwo cabrio
Modelfortwo electric cabrio
Derivative60kW EQ Pulse Premium 17kWh 2dr Auto [22kWCh]
Body StyleCity-Car
Fuel TypeDiesel
TransmissionAutomatic
Doors2
MPGN MPG
BHP82 BHP
Seats2
EmissionsN
Top Speed81 MPH

Vehicle Review

smart is making electric mobility more attractive and proof is found in the form of this fortwo EQ electric drive citycar. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

If ever there was a car that was a perfect fit for electric propulsion, it's a smart fortwo, now only available in Zero Emissions form. Tiny, lightweight and geared to the urban environment, this was one of the very earliest electric cars offered and in its latest EQ form, gets a standard on-board charger for quicker battery replenishment. For urban folk, it's still one of the very best options in this part of the market.

The internal combustion engine has been the linchpin of the automotive industry from the word go and it's hard to envisage a time when it won't be. We've come a long way together after all. The problem, as you've probably heard, is one of pollution, greenhouse effects, rising sea levels, melting icecaps and sweaty polar bears. The internal combustion engine, it transpires, isn't the most environmentally friendly of man's creations, not when used on the vast and expanding scale it is today. So what's the alternative? The simple answer is that we don't have a viable one, yet. Although cars like the smart fortwo EQ are attempting to change that. smart has been offering battery-powered versions of this model for a decade now and this, as you might expect, is the most sophisticated one yet.

Around town, this smart's driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever, aided by an ultra-small turning circle of just 6.95 metres. And on the open road? Well how does the thought of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds grab you? Okay, it's 60km/h but, thanks to 160Nm of torque in something this light, it's still respectably quick. 0-62mph takes 11.5s on the way to 81mph flat out. It's certainly brisk enough to be able to sidestep the brake pedal and catapult the little fortwo off the line. That it does so without anything in the way of engine noise is even more impressive, the merest whirr of the uprated 60kW (82hp) electric motor accompanying a scarcely perceptible whine from the one-speed transmission. It's all very serene and makes city driving rather stress free. On the highway, you can theoretically reach a 81mph maximum, but this does rather chew the battery's range which, when driven a bit more sedately, can be eked out to up to 100 miles. An indicator on the dashboard lets you know how efficiently you're driving. Needless to say, you'll be tempted to gun it everywhere. It's too much fun not to. With all of the batteries mounted in the sandwich floor, the fortwo electric drive has an admirably low centre of gravity and probably corners better than its petrol sibling. The lithium-ion battery's underfloor position is both thermally stable and good for crash protection.

As with any other smart fortwo, the EQ electric drive model feels tightly screwed together and looks good. Whether you opt for coupe or cabrio, it's still an arresting little thing. The cabin features as many quirky touches as you can stomach and it's good to see smart pushing the boat out a bit with colours and textures. There's even a bit more luggage space than the previous generation model could offer, the fixed-top version boasting a capacity of 260-litres to the parcel shelf and 350-litres when stacked to the roof. The two-piece tailgate with its separately-opening glass window is wide-opening and the bottom part is strong enough for you to sit on it during, say, carboot sales. If you need more interior room, smart also now offers this electric drive variant with the five-door forfour bodyshape. All but the most freakishly tall should fit in to this fortwo with no headroom issues. This battery-powered variant comes with additional dashboard instruments which show a power meter and battery status display. Overall, the fortwo now feels like a Mercedes-Benz product rather than something hurriedly inherited.

There are four trim levels on offer to smart fortwo EQ customers - 'passion advanced', 'pulse premium', 'prime exclusive' and 'edition 1'. The base 'passion advanced' version costs around £17,000, once the government's generous £3,500 Plug-in car grant is taken into account. That puts this smart against tough competition. An all-electric Renault ZOE would cost not much more - and would give you more interior space - but obviously, it wouldn't be as small and nippy as this fortwo. Smart also offers a cabrio variant at a premium of around £2,400. There's also a five-door smart forfour EQ model. With the "smart control" app that comes with the car, lots of electric drive information can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or PC and functions such as pre-entry climate control or intelligent charging can be conveniently controlled remotely. This improved model has more operating options than its predecessor. For example, two programmable departure times mean that intelligent charging and pre-entry climate control do not always need to be re-set for frequent journeys. Options include a 'winter package' with a heated steering wheel and the 'electric drive design' package that gives the vehicle an expressive look with tridion safety cell and door mirror caps painted in exclusive electric green. There's also the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme for more bespoke wishes. Were I a purchaser, I'd want to talk to my smart retailer about the cost of adding a wall charging box at home to decrease the total charging time from seven to six hours.

Once you've found the upfront list price of this car, the savings just keep coming. So there are no road tax charges to pay, no congestion charges, no bridge tolls, very low maintenance costs, tiny company car tax levies and only the cost of your electricity to pay, variable of course based on your supplier and the time of day you charge. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a - now standard - 22 kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (from 10 to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box. To give you some idea of electricity costs here, smart reckons that owners will be shelling out an average of between £1.60 to £2.40 in electricity charges every sixty miles or so, meaning that 6,000 miles would cost you only around £250 in 'fuel'. And, as long as you're buying your electricity from a renewable source, a warm and fuzzy green conscience comes as part of the deal. There's a three year warranty as standard, which you can extend to five years if you wish. With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging.

The smart EQ fortwo is a charming piece of electric drive technology that works extremely well, drives nicely and seems a perfect technological fit. It's far more convincing than Nissan's LEAF at doing the citycar thing and makes some other electric vehicles seem a generation or so behind. In short, it just works. A wider network of recharging points in car parks and service stations would be needed for vehicles like the smart electric drive to really take off. That and further incentives to make electric cars more attractive to consumers. This smart appears to have the basics just about right though, and in urban areas particularly, it makes real sense.

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