Smart launches ForTwo and ForFour ElectricDrive in Germany

Article by Christian A., on March 25, 2017

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.

Press Release

Sales release for smart fortwo and forfour electric drive: Electric urban model ready to go

The new smart electric drive models are now available to order. In Germany, prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at 21,940 euros1 and for the forfour electric drive at 22,600 euros. The market launch will begin in June.

The new smart electric drive makes opting into electric mobility more attractive than ever. This is because it combines the agility of the smart with local emission-free driving – the ideal match for urban mobility. A 60 kW(81 hp) electric motor runs at the rear of the smart electric drive and transmits its power via a constant ratio to the wheels. Powerful torque of 160 Nm is immediately available from a standstill. The electric drive has a range of approximately 160 km – ideal for local emission-free mobility in urban areas. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h to maximise the range.

smart is the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and all-electric drive. Shortly after the release of the smart fortwo and smart forfour models, the smart fortwo cabrio electric drive will be available to order from May, with prices starting at 25,200 euros.

With exterior and interior design details in electric green, the smart electric drive greenflash special model offers the perfect way to highlight the market launch. This smart electric drive is available as a fortwo, priced from 27,839 euros.

Even more attractive with green bonus

All of smart's electric drive models qualify for the German government's environmental incentive scheme, and the green bonus reduces the purchase price by over 4000 euros. With the green bonus the smart fortwo electric drive costs 17,558.84 euros and the forfour electric drive 18,220 euros. The bonus reduces the price of the smart fortwo electric drive greenflash to 23,459 euros. This means that when it comes to purchasing and running an electric vehicle, the smart models are the best value on the market.

1All prices: recommended retail prices for Germany, incl. 19% VAT.

Cars with all-electric drive qualify for a total green bonus of 4000 euros. Half of this total is met by the car manufacturers and half by the government. The calculation in detail: the manufacturer's share is deducted from the net list price and the VAT then added. If the buyer then submits evidence of a valid purchase or leasing agreement or a binding order, he or she will then be awarded the government's share.

The green bonus can be applied for using a form which is available via the BAFA (German Office of Economics and Export Control) online portal.

Extensive standard equipment, exclusive packages and extras

Fitted as standard with, among other things, the Cool&Audio package, featuring the smart Audio-System with AUX/USB/Bluetooth® interface and automatic climate control, the smart electric drive models top the extensive standard equipment of their conventionally powered counterparts. Standard equipment also includes an additional instrument with power meter and state of charge indicator.

The following packages, reserved for the smart electric drive models, offer a striking design and even more utility value:

electric drive design package: the tridion safety cell in the exclusive colour electric green can be combined with black or white bodypanels and radiator trim. The door mirror caps are also painted in electric green. 16‑inch wheels in black or white, "electric drive" lettering and corresponding logos round off the look. The electric drive design packages costs 350 euros in conjunction with the Urban Style or Sleek Style package and 800/720 euros in conjunction with the passion/prime line.
Winter package: in addition to the heated steering wheel and the heated seats (also at the rear for the forfour), the enhanced insulation of doors and cockpit ensures a comfortable warm temperature, even in icy outside temperatures. These features can also be activated by smartphone as part of pre-entry climate control. The Winter package is available for 350 (fortwo) or 580 euros (forfour). In conjunction with the prime line, the additional price is 140 (fortwo) or 350 euros (forfour).
A particularly powerful 22 kW fast charger will be available from autumn 2017 (840 euros). This enables the smart electric drive to be charged much more quickly: in less than 45 minutes (20-100%).

Because of its quiet drive system, the new smart electric drive is available with an acoustic presence indicator(120 euros), which generates a speed-sensitive, Daimler-specific sound for the protection of other road users.

And every wish can be catered for when it comes to colours and optional equipment, as the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme is also available for the smart fortwo electric drive. Electric driving at smart therefore offers maximum scope for customisation.

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