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

The technology behind the new pickup is similar to Smart's previous ForTwo model shown at the Frankfurt Auto show in 2011. The technology used is lithium-ion from Deutsche Accumotive with a 17.6kWh capacity and a magneto-electric motor delivering 55kW (74 HP) and 130 Nm (95.9 lb-ft). This allows the car to reach speeds around 75mph and go from 0-60 in 5 seconds. The driving range is slightly lower than a standard For-Us, topping out at about 87 miles.

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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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