The Smart EQ Fortwo, formerly Smart Fortwo electric drive, smart ed or Smart Fortwo EV, is a battery electric vehicle variant of the Smart Fortwo city car made by Smart. The Smart EQ Forfour is an electric variant of the larger Smart Forfour city car.
Field testing of the electric Smart Fortwo began in London with 100 units in 2007. The second generation was introduced in 2009 and was available in 18 markets around the world for leasing or through the Car2Go carsharing service in selected cities, with over 2,300 units delivered.
A near production version of the third-generation Smart ED was unveiled at the September 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Smart planned in 2012 to mass-produce the electric car for availability in up to 30 markets worldwide. Deliveries of the third-generation Smart ED began in the U.S. and Europe in May 2013. More than 8,800 units of the second and third generation Smart ED were sold in North America and Europe between 2009 and June 2014, of which, over 6,500 units are third generation variants.
Since 2017, the fourth-generation Smart Electric Drive is being sold. It corresponds to the third-generation ICE-powered Smart; this mismatch in the numbering of generations arose because the Smart ED2 and the Smart ED3 were both based on the second-generation ICE-powered Smart.
Type: single fixed-gear ratio
Ranges: 135 kilometres (84 miles)
Battery Capacity: 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery
Motor Power: 20 kW (27 hp) continuous
Time: 80% in 3 hours