Future Cars Menu
Smart USA Delivers First ForTwo EV for Retail
Vehicle in the newsMake/Model: ForTwo EV
Manufacturer: Smart USA
Much controversy and questions about viability have preceded the little car which finally entered the U.S. retail market officially on Wednesday. The electric car saw its first retail sale to Major Mindy Kimball (U.S. Army) as part of Smart's Team 250 plan.
The Team 250 plan will be putting 250 Smart ForTwo electrics on the road in the U.S. this year in anticipation of the full dealer network and nation-wide sales slated for 2012. These 250 will be the first of the series production that began late last year.
And so ...The U.S. ForTwo EV has a 30kW motor, 16.5kWh of li-ion batteries, and gets 63 miles per charge (EPA average).
Photo credits: Smart USA
This site follows the emergence, application and development of transportation innovation. Reference to manufacturers, makes and models, and other automotive-related businesses are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by FutureCars.com.