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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

Posted By Marc Carter On October 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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When the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive [2] arrives in showrooms next spring it will be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the U.S. Smart USA [3] has just announced that the ForTwo Electric Drive will start at $25,000 before any of the available federal and state tax credits are applied. After the $7,500 federal tax credit the price of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive drops down to $17,500.

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“A signature characteristic of the Smart brand is its commitment not only to being green but to making people think differently about it,” said Tracey Matura, general manager of smart [3]. “Green can be fun. Green can be affordable. And a lot of us don’t really need a four-seater, or at least not for every trip. Smart is about rightsizing for your transportation [4] needs and also for your wallet.”

Based on the Smart ForTwo [5], the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive [2] is powered by a 73 horsepower electric motor [6] with a driving range around 87 miles. Smart also states that it will take up to 7 hours to fully recharge the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive using a 240-volt charging station. Smart will also offer a cabriolet version of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive that will start at $28,000.

+ Smart USA [3]


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