The new generation smart fortwo electric drive will retail at $25,000, with the cabriolet at $28,000, making it the most affordable production electric vehicle in the U.S.
The smart fortwo electric drive pricing does NOT include the $7,500 federal rebate, making the car effectively $17,500.
Add in the required $825 destination charge along with your choice of two chargers, which can cost up to $2,200 with installation, and the 2013 fortwo ED will essentially start at just $20,525 – $1,100 cheaper than the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
The smart fortwo electric drive features a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops 75 HP (55 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.5 seconds and travel up to 145 km (90 miles) on a single charge.
The smart fortwo ED has a top speed of more than 120 km/h (75 mph), putting it on a par with the combustion-engined smart.