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Smart Forstars Electric Concept Car is a Movie Projector on Wheels

Posted By Marc Carter On September 17, 2012 @ 10:26 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Smart [1] is giving the world a taste of the future with its Smart Forstars concept – an electric car with a movie projector mounted on the front! Set to debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show [2], the Forstars concept is a Sports Utility Coupe (SUC) with room for two passengers and more cargo space than the Smart ForTwo [3].

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Compared to the Smart ForTwo, the Smart Forstars concept is thirty inches longer and almost six inches wider. The exterior styling of the Forstars concept is instantly recognizable as a member of the Smart [3] family, but according to Smart many of the striking design elements on the concept will be part of the automaker’s future design language.

The electric powertrain [4] of the Smart Forstars concept is based on the same powertrain that powers the Smart Fortwo Brabus Electric Drive. Compared to the Smart Electric Drive [5] the output of the magneto-electric motor in the Forstars has been increased to 60 kW. The vehicle has a top speed of more than 80 mph and the lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 17.6 kWh.

The Forstars concept is full of unique feature like a movie projector that is mounted on the front of the concept that gives you the ability to create a personal movie theatre; taillights that can be opened with one that houses the charging socket for the battery [6], while the other can old a beverage can; and a full glass roof that connects to a glass cover over the cargo area.

+ Smart [1]


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[1] Smart: http://www.smartusa.com

[2] 2012 Paris Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=2012+paris+motor+show

[3] Smart ForTwo: http://www.smartusa.com/

[4] electric powertrain: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+powertrain

[5] Smart Electric Drive: http://inhabitat.com/smart-fortwo-electric-version-of-the-smart-car-hits-the-roads/

[6] battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=battery

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