Daimler AG, through its Smart division, has disclosed that its two electric models, the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour are now open for orders in Germany. Official market launch is scheduled in June.
The ForTwo is priced starting at €21,940 with the ForFour having a price of €22,600. However, since the electric drive models of the brand have been certified to be qualified to be part of the Germany’s environmental incentive scheme, this means that the price can be lowered by at least €4,000. This means that the ForTwo can be purchased at €17,558.84 with the ForFour now available at €18,220.
For those who want something from a higher range, the ForTwo Cabrio Electric Drive is a good option. With a starting price of €25,200, the green bonus means that this is now priced at around €21,000. If that’s still not enough, there is also the ForTwo Electric Drive Greenflash which comes in at €27,839. Still with the eco bonus, this goes down to €23,459. With the added amount, customers get design accents on the exterior with the interior showcasing some features in electric green.
Regardless of what model is chosen, customers are guaranteed that all of them will be fitted with an electric motor that is capable of delivering 81 hp (60 kW) with peak torque measured at 118 lb.-ft. (160 Nm). Though the maximum speed has been electronically limited to around 81 mph (130 km/h), a single charge allows a total range of slightly under 100 miles, or about 160 kilometers.
In addition to the electric motor, standard features include the automatic climate control and the Cool&Audio package, among many others. All models will also have the Audio-System with the AUX/USB/Bluetooth interface. Other standard features include the new instruments that show the current charge and a power meter.
Smart will be offering as well two packages. The first is the Winter Package which adds in the heated seats and the heater steering wheel. To ensure that the interior is kept warm even if the outside is already chilling, the insulation on both the cockpits and doors have been improved. For the ForFour, the seats in the rear are heated as well. This package will cost an extra €350 for the ForTwo and €580 for the ForFour
The second is the Electric Drive Design Package. Under this package, the tridion safety cell can come in the exclusive electric green or can be combined with the white or black of the radiator trim and bodypanels. The mirror caps placed on the door are in electric green though the 16-inch wheels can be in either black or white. There is also the “electric drive” to complete the look. This package can be availed with the Sleek Style of the Urban Style for €350. With the Prime Line it costs an extra €720 while opting for the Passion Line adds €800 to the price.