Gallery: PHOTOS: Smart Unveils Quirky For-Us Mini Electric Pickup Truck...

 
Although it may seem like an oxymoron comparable to "jumbo shrimp", we were extremely excited to see micro-sized auto manufacturer Smart unveil its electric pick-up truck concept this morning at the North American International Auto Show. The all electric "For-Us", which is sure to be the tiniest off-road vehicle at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was introduced today by Jon Lovitz and was sportier than expected with white body paint and matte gray accents plus a yellow interior and wheel details. Smart CEO Annete Winkler said, "We at Smart love pickups – if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe and extremely comfortable. With the Smart For-Us a petrol station is no longer required!” Although it is compact, this pickup has maximized its available space! The cargo area is only 3ft long, but expands when the tailgate is dropped down. In order to make sure that the bed would fit two of the Smart E-bikes, the wheelbase was widened slightly from the previous model.

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  1. Lea Bogdan January 18, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Great question Andrew. It would seem that if were to compete with other vehicles that can get you to the “snotty hillside” (love the description!) then AWD would be needed. We’ll keep an eye out for more info from SMART on that.

  2. Andrew Michler January 10, 2012 at 1:00 am

    This is just too cool- wonder if it has AWD to get to my muddy/snowy/snotty hillside adobe.

  3. Diane Pham January 10, 2012 at 12:28 am

    i’d say this is much more attractive than the standard smart.

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