smart fortwo ed Rated at 87 Miles Per Gallon

Smart has received the details on what the government agency has rated its smart fortwo electric drive, and it looks good: 94 mpg in the city and 79 mpg on the highway.

This means that owners of the electric smart fortwo will earn an equivalent of 87 mpg combined when compared to gas-powered vehicles.

EPA estimates suggest the cost in electricity required to drive 25 miles in a smart ed is a scant $1.07. This means that the average electric smart owner can expect to pay just $644 in fuel costs.

According to the EPA LA4 test cycle, the smart fortwo electric drive can travel up to 98 miles on a full charge. In combined city and highway driving, the EPA estimates the range on the smart fortwo electric drive to be 63 miles.

The smart fortwo electric drive is a zero-emission vehicle powered by a 30 kW magneto-electric motor and 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Using a 220 volt outlet, it takes only three and a half hours to charge the battery from 20 to 80 percent of its capacity and about eight hours to reach full charge from a depleted battery. For those who will drive the vehicle more aggressively, there are home charging solutions available.

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