Gallery: Smart to Reveal ‘For-US’ Ultra Compact Electric Pickup Truck a...

 

Mercedes-Benz-owned Smart has announced plans to unveil an ultra-compact plug-in electric pickup truck called the For-US at the Detroit auto show next week. The vehicle will use the same platform as a Smart car, but only seat two people and offer cargo in back. The pickup will also feature a docking station for two E-bikes in back, so the driver can charge his electric bikes while traveling to or from a ride. All we know so far is that the electric motor has 74 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque, equivalent to the upper end of Smart’s gas-powered engines, which is enough power to get from Point A to Point B, but definitely not the sort of pull you need to tow things.

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