With the delivery of the 2015 Mercedes Smart ForTwo Electric we will be getting slightly upgraded vehicle. No major changes will be offered over the 2013th model making this model one quite good choice for those drivers that mostly commute in city and find the range possibility that this car brings enough for their needs.
Starting price is about $21.000 and it is again available in only few selected states that require auto makers to deliver zero emission vehicles. In this price we do not have included features like metallic paint that is additional $250 and navigation that costs additional $1290. If you are buying this car in California than you will be getting $2500 from the state plus federal tax credit of $7500. With all these incentives price drops almost to $10.000 which is great price even for this small vehicle.
Review Of 2015 Mercedes Smart ForTwo Electric
There are few other incentives from car maker itself that will certainly attract additional number of buyers. For example, battery rent is about $80 per month and you will have warranty on battery that many drivers will really like. In case that you want to lease this model you will be paying $1.999 immediately and for 36 months you will be paying $139 per month.
One of the things that we really liked is the fact that in city traffic most of the time there will be no needs to use brake since the regenerative braking force is enough to stop this vehicle in reasonable time and will provide electricity to the battery. In case that you need to apply braking force with the pedal you will notice disconcerting and grabby feel when the transition occurs.
Lets talk about what moves the 2015 Mercedes Smart ForTwo Electric. Under the “hood” we are getting more powerful than before 74 hp electric motor that also brings 96 lb-ft of torque. This might not seem much but when we say that the total weight of new Smart is 2150 lb it is more than enough for decent performances. we know that the main goal of this vehicle is not to achieve high level of performances but still the time of 11.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph is quite good. Quarter mile is done in about 19 seconds while the max speed is about 78 mph.
2015 Mercedes Smart ForTwo Electric Specs
When it comes to efficiency this is one of the vehicles that can be praised with its really low energy consumption. According to EPA in city it will return about 122 MPGe while on the highway it will bring 93 MPGe. With 17.6 kWh battery it will be able to run for about 76 miles in city and 59 miles on highway per charge. Usage of Lithium Ion technology for this battery pack is a promise of a long lasting and efficient power delivery.
Compared to previous model this one can accelerate much faster and it will need 11.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph while the previous model needed 23.4 seconds where the max speed was 63 mph which is now pushed to 78 mph. Using the 240 Volt 20 amp outlet you will need about six hours to completely charge batter and if you are using standard 110 Volt outlet it will need about 14 hours which is a quite long time.