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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons Since the official launch of the Smart Fortwo in October 1998, the little company within Daimler has never made a profit. Far from it. Not for lack of trying, certainly. Many of us know well the story of myriad attempts to force the world to adopt the Smart way of living in the automotive sense, only to have the various chapters conclude in a disillusioning crash and financial burn. Smart is still trying desperately to find its proper path as a global player that sells rather well – and not just in London and a few Italian... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Electric Magneto Motor
Power:
74 hp; 96 lb-ft of torque
Transmission:
Single Gear
MSRP:
$25,000 (base)
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