The Smart EQ fortwo is a cool, micro-EV for the city
Introduction to the Smart EQ fortwo
The Smart EQ fortwo comes in two variations:
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 coupe comes with a 17.6 kWh battery. This translates into a real world electric range of about 74 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 coupe costs from £17,350, including the PiCG grant. It’s the cheapest EV in the UK.
The convertible, or cabrio, version of this Smart electric car costs £20,920, including the grant.
It therefore costs £3,570 more than the coupe.
Who is the Smart EQ fortwo for?
Both the coupe and cabrio versions are rear-wheel drive, ultra compact town / city cars.
The coupe 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