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2011 Smart Fortwo electric drive coupe, at a glance

February 24, 2011

2011 Smart Fortwo electric drive coupe

Base price (available only by lease): $599 monthly, four-year lease

Powertrain: 30-kilowatt, water-jacketed, Zytek permanent magnet motor; 16.5-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery pack; single-speed direct drive

Maximum horsepower: 40

Maximum torque: 89 pound-feet

Overall length: 106.1 inches

Wheelbase: 73.5 inches

Maximum speed: 65 mph

Estimated range: 63 to 98 miles per charge

0-100% charge time (110-volt/220-volt): 16 hours/8 hours, respectively

0 to 40: 6.5 seconds

Curb weight: 1,958 pounds

Final thoughts: Too expensive for too little

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