The Smart EQ fortwo is a cool, micro-EV for the city
Smart EQ fortwo Review
The Smart EQ fortwo comes in two variations:
- Cabrio (convertible)
These are really tiny city cars, with plenty of panache and style. They are the ultimate ‘park anywhere’ vehicle, now with zero emissions.
- Park in tiny places
- Well built
- Only 2 seats
- Short range on a single charge
Smart EQ fortwo Range
The Smart EQ coupé comes with a 17.6 kWh battery. This translates into a real world electric range of about 76 miles.
The Smart EQ cabrio also has a 17.6 kWh battery. This gives it a real world range of about 74 miles.
Why the difference in range? Because the cabrio is heavier: 1,125 kg compared to the coupe’s 1,095 kg.
Smart EQ fortwo Price
The coupé version comes in three trim levels as follows:
- Passion Advanced: from £18,495
- Pulse Premium: from £19,645
- Prime Exclusive: from £20,795
All prices include the government grant. It’s the cheapest EV in the UK.
The convertible, or cabrio, version of this Smart electric car enjoys two trims:
- Pulse Premium: from £22,065
- Prime Exclusive: from £23,215
Obviously more expensive than the Coupé, but there’s always a price to having your hair blown around in the wind.
Who is the Smart EQ fortwo for?
Both the coupé and cabrio versions are rear-wheel drive, ultra compact town / city cars.
The coupé and cabrio are both very short indeed at 2.695m long. They are, therefore, really easy to park and very well-suited to tight town or city spaces. Their turning circle is legendary. If you want an environmentally-friendly, cute car for nipping around town, put this on your short list.
Would you want to drive the Smart EQs at high speeds on a motorway on long journeys? Probably not. Nonetheless, their 60 kW motor (82 bhp) gives them both a top speed of 81 mph. The car is actually very stable on a motorway and you quickly forget you’re driving such a small car.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph in the lighter coupe is 11.6 seconds, and for the cabrio it’s 11.9 seconds.
Remember: these are 2-seaters! 1 or 2 people only. If you happen to be out with a couple of friends, tell the one you like less to take an Uber.
- If you would like more information about EVs in general, please see our main Electric Cars page.
- For specific details about the Smart EQ range, see the main Smart UK EQ website.
- Otherwise, please scroll down to the Reviews section below for independent analyses.
Smart EQ fortwo Reviews
We have searched round the web and brought a couple of video and text reviews to you here.
Click on the links below for independent reviews:
Smart EQ fortwo (2017 model)
> Car & Driving
- Reviewer: Jonathan Crouch
- Organisation: Car & Driving
- Date published: 9 March 2018
- Length: 4 minutes 37 seconds