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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 ...
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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 ...
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February 24, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
In the hullaballoo surrounding last year's debuts of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, one new electric vehicle was mostly overlooked: The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. It was an understandable oversight ? and not just because of the cars' microscopic size. Smart USA is a bit player in the auto market. Just 6,000 gas-powered Fortwos were sold in the U.S. in 2010. Engineered by Mercedes-Benz, manufactured by Daimler and distributed by Smart USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, the internal-combustion cult car is being joined by 250 Smart Fortwo Electric Drives.
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February 24, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
In the hullaballoo surrounding last year's debuts of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, one new electric vehicle was mostly overlooked: The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. It was an understandable oversight ? and not just because of the cars' microscopic size. Smart USA is a bit player in the auto market. Just 6,000 gas-powered Fortwos were sold in the U.S. in 2010. Engineered by Mercedes-Benz, manufactured by Daimler and distributed by Smart USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, the internal-combustion cult car is being joined by 250 Smart Fortwo Electric Drives.
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