smart fortwo electric drive Tested by Fast Lane Car

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Photo: Fast Lane Car/YouTube
The smart fortwo has been the smallest road-going car in the world since 1998, and it lilliputian stature has been both a blessing and a curse for most of its potential customers.
One of the less liked features about the car on some markets, like the US, was the fact that its engine lineup was still based on the internal combustion technology, thus negating some of its size-perceived eco-friendliness.

Quick acting, smart launched an electric version in a couple of globally made initial trials. The smart electric drive's third generation has just been launched in the United States and Fast Lane Car is one of the first publications to give a detailed video review of the tiniest electric car you can buy on American soil.

Fitted with a water-cooled permanent 3-phase AC motor and sporting a Lithium-Ion battery, the smart fortwo ed has a maximum rated output of 74 US horsepower and a torque figure of 130 Nm (96 ft/lb) that is, of course, almost instantly available. All these figures should translate into a 122 city, 93 highway and 107 combined MPGe.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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