2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - Perfect City Car
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: White Electric Green. The new smart electric drive makes opting into electric mobility more attractive than ever. This is because it combines the agility of the smart with local emission-free driving – the ideal match for urban mobility. With torque of 160 Newton metres immediately available the 60 kW electric car boasts exceedingly agile acceleration. The fully charged battery has sufficient power to cover approximately 160 kilometres in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle, making it ideal for urban use. With the high-performance on-board charger the smart electric drive can be charged at a household socket up to twice as fast as before – depending on the country version. The ECO mode is a particularly energy-efficient drive program. The radar-based recuperation controls the energy recovery depending on the traffic situation. A 60 kW (81 hp) electric motor runs at the rear of the smart electric drive and transmits its power via a constant ratio to the wheels. Powerful torque of 160 Nm is immediately available from a standstill. The electric drive has a range of approximately 160 km – ideal for local emission-free mobility in urban areas. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h to maximise the range. The electric motor takes the form of a separately excited three-phase synchronous motor. This configuration incorporates an excitation winding on the rotor that is magnetised when current flows. The flow of energy from the high-voltage battery to the electric motor is controlled by the power electronics that are compactly interlocked with the drive unit. Thanks to the power characteristics of the electric motor, the smart needs just one single fixed gear ratio. There is no need for any gear changing – a major advantage in dense city traffic. To reverse, the engine's direction of rotation changes. The drive is produced in Renault's plant in Clèon, Northern France. The smart is equipped with a lithium-ion battery from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The company based in Kamenz, Saxony, has been building the electric heart of the smart electric drive since 2012 (see the corresponding section for details). The battery has capacity of 17.6 kWh and is cleverly housed in the vehicle underbody between the two axles in a safe position that is favourable for the vehicle's centre of gravity. The battery consists of 96 flat cells and the cell chemistry has been improved compared with the predecessor battery. To strengthen customers' trust in the innovative drive technology, smart is issuing a battery certificate and therefore a service commitment for the high-voltage battery for the first time. This guarantees that the maximum energy content is not less than the specified battery capacity – over eight years and/or to a mileage of 100,000 kilometres. All smart electric drives have a powerful on-board charger as a standard feature. This enables an empty battery to be quickly charged. In the USA and the UK the charging time is 2.5 hours – half as long as for the predecessor. With the "smart control" app the charging process can be conveniently monitored from afar and functions such as intelligent charging can be controlled (see the corresponding section for details). From the autumn of 2017 a particularly powerful 22 kW fast charger will be available as an option in Europe. This enables the smart electric drive to be charged much more quickly: in less than 45 minutes (0-80%) when local conditions allow three-phase charging. Furthermore, smart offers a Wallbox as special equipment. This enables the vehicle to be charged with a higher charging capacity. The Wallbox must be installed by a qualified electrician and correctly connected to the mains supply. As well as the basic drive program the smart electric drive driver can select the ECO mode. This is designed for a particularly efficient driving style. In addition, the maximum speed is limited, the accelerator pedal curve adjusted and the maximum recuperation level is pre-selected. Furthermore, the air conditioning control adjusts the outlet air temperature from the air vents to reduce the energy consumption. The driver can deactivate the ECO program with the kickdown function if necessary, for example for an overtaking manoeuvre. Pushing the accelerator pedal right down activates a temporary Boost. This enables maximum acceleration with defined maximum battery power if the current charge level and the temperature of the battery allow this function. In overrun mode or when braking the vehicle's kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy – this is called recuperation. The electric motor then operates as a generator and generates braking torque on the wheels. The electrical energy generated flows back to the battery. The attainable level of energy recuperation depends on the state of the battery (charge level and temperature).
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2017 Smart fortwo Electric Drive Review--Smart Electric
The Smart fortwo or Smart Car has been redesigned with a wider cabin and more conventional interior. What hasn't changed is the nimble, fun to drive attitude that is amplified by adding an Electric Drive. This new Smart fortwo Electric Drive has 160km of range and a faster charging time of 2.5 hours. The Smart Electric is the most rewarding of the Smart Cars to drive and it's greener to boot. Competitors to the Smart fortwo are the Toyota Yaris sedan, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Kia Soul, Nissan Versa, Chevy Sonic, Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio, Honda Fit, Honda HR-V, Toyota Yaris, Chevy Spark, Chevrolet Spark, Chevy Cruze, Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, VW Jetta, VW Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf, Dodge Dart, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Fiat 500, Fiat 500X, Mazda3, Mazda2, Mazda6, Scion iM and Mitsubishi Lancer. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotormouthCDN Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/motormouthfb Motormouth: http://www.motormouth.ca/ Subscribe: http://tinyurl.com/motormouthsubscribe Zack Spencer Zach Spencer Canadian Car Review Motormouth Canada
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The new smart electric drive is making electric mobility more attractive than ever. This is because it combines the agility of a smart with emission-free driving - the ideal combination for urban mobility. This is the fourth-generation electric smart, which is now available in all three bodystyles - including, for the first time, the smart forfour. This makes smart the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive. The smart electric drive will celebrate its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, while the market launch will start in the USA in December 2016 and in Europe in early 2017. "The smart is the perfect city car, and with electric drive it becomes a little bit more perfect," said Annette Winkler, Head of smart. "This is why we will soon be offering our entire range - smart fortwo, smart cabrio and even our smart forfour - as all-electric versions. Together with lots of smart fans and enthusiastic drivers of the three predecessor generations, we are looking forward to the unique driving fun offered by the new smart electric drive. And at very attractive prices, especially in countries where there is a buyer's premium." The most important information at a glance: smart is the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive as the smart fortwo, smart fortwo cabrio and smart forfour are available as electric drive models. The smart fortwo cabrio is the only electric cabriolet on the market. With torque of 160 Newton metres, the 60 kW electric car boasts exceedingly responsive acceleration. When fully charged the battery has sufficient power to cover approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) in accordance with the NEDC, making it ideal for urban use. With the high-performance on-board charger the smart electric drive can be charged up to twice as quickly as before (depending on the country version and the electricity supply network). With the new fast charger (optional extra available from 2017) the vehicle can be fully charged in less than 45 minutes (depending on the country version and the electricity supply network). smart electric drive: agile, quiet and local emission-free urban driving In line with the rest of the range, the smart's driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever. The ultra-small turning circle of 6.95 metres contributes to this. The smart electric drive will come with a wide variety of colours and optional equipment - making it easy for the customer to personalise their smart electric drive. Charging time is an important factor for electric vehicle customers and the new smart electric drive boasts major improvements here. All models have a new, powerful on-board charger as standard. In the USA and Great Britain the charging time is 2.5 hours - half as long as for its predecessor. In Germany, where a different charger is needed due to single-phase alternating current, the smart electric drive can be charged 40 percent faster than before at a household socket. With the "smart control" app the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also includes many more functions such as intelligent charging.. From 2017 a particularly powerful 22 kW fast charger will be available as an option. This enables the smart electric drive to be charged in as little as 45 minutes. The smart fortwo electric drive models are series produced at smart's Hambach plant (France). The smart forfour electric drive is produced at the Novo Mesto site (Slovenia). The smart is equipped with a battery from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The company, based in Kamenz, Saxony, has been building the electric heart of the smart electric drive since 2012. A 60 kW (81 hp) electric motor works at the rear of the smart electric drive and transmits its power via a constant ratio to the wheels. Powerful torque of 160 Nm is immediately available from a standstill. The electric drive has a range of approximately 160 km (100 miles) - ideal for emission-free mobility in and around cities. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h (80 mph) to maximise the range. Thanks to the power characteristics of the electric motor, the smart needs just one single fixed gear ratio. There is no need for any gear changing - a major advantage in dense city traffic. To reverse, the engine's direction of rotation changes. The drivetrain is produced in Renault's plant in Clèon, Northern France. https://www.facebook.com/carwp2/ https://Carwp.blogspot.com/ Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects