Electric smart to Use ClipperCreek Charge Cords
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With the charging infrastructure being at the center of attention for several companies, all Daimler had to do was to decide which charging cord supplier to choose for the model. The decision, announced today, makes American company ClipperCreek the preferred supplier for the smart cords.
The decision Daimler made was probably influence that the cord ClipperCreek is making is one of the still few that come with UL certification (Underwriters Laboratories). Called PCS-15, the cord is in fact more than that, acting as a portable charging station that can be plugged in any UL listed Level 1, Level 2 EV stations available.
“ClipperCreek is excited to part of the smart fortwo electric drive rollout," said Dave Packard, ClipperCreek president. "We feel our PCS embodies the same compact design and rugged reliability as the smart fortwo, it's a great combination.”
The electric smart will be made available by Daimler with a 30 kW magneto-electric motor installed at the rear, which provides a torque of 120 Nm at the first turn of the wheel. The motor enables the vehicle to accelerate from naught to sixty in 6.5 seconds, just as fast as the petrol model.
250 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles will be deployed by Daimler this year across the US, in expectation of the series production for the model, which will begin next year.
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