Tiny 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Priced Proportionally to Its Tiny Size | Car and Driver Blog

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Tiny 2013 Smart Electric Drive Priced to Its Tiny Size

The 2013 Fortwo Electric Drive#39;s is this big

We admit that news typically has us warming up our machines and reaching for thesaurus for the word “small,” but today been handed some that had us sitting up at attention. has announced pricing for its updated Electric Drive. and, the number actually is quite The little electric coupe cost $25,750—and that’s the $7500 tax credit the car is eligible for is

Give yourself a moment to let price sink in. Yes, on its own, $25,750 is entirely too money for any Smart, but it also is way too, uh, little for an EV. Consider a Nissan Leaf starts at Chevrolet’s Volt and Ford’s Electric each ring in at and a Tesla Model S smashes the bank at $58,570. Only $29,975 i EV comes close to the ED’s smallness, both in of price and size.

The Smart’s miniscule window also is significant because is the first year it has had any price; the Electric Drive was available through a $599-per-month lease.

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As we already the 2013 Smart Fortwo ED a host of improvements, but the version before the update was a huge dog. We equated it to a finely golf cart that to be street-legal. This year, the powertrain was totally overhauled to more power and better range.

We have yet to drive the updated but let#8217;s just say we#8217;re not ready to consider the electric a real car until we have the to drive it ourselves. We will say the Fortwo ED#8217;s value is massively more appealing its low, low price is taken account. Plus, considering folks are unlikely to long-haul the country in a regular, gas-powered Fortwo, the electric version

still makes tons of for those in need of basic, and fuel-free transportation that can fit anywhere in crowded cities.

For those into silent and al fresco motoring, the droptop Electric Drive cabriolet can be had for $28,750, and a $1300 240-volt charger is available for either ED Both variants go on sale spring.

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