Big Sib Autoblog has posted details on the SMART fortwo EV electric vehicle. The EV, which debuts at the British Motor Show next week, will later be leased to various corporate fleets throughout the UK on a trial basis. SMART maker DaimlerChrysler will then evaluate and see if it will expand production of the diminutive vehicle or even sell it to the U.S. States Mercedes Car Group. Managing Director Dermot Kelly said, "A market trial of the SMARt fortwo EV is a significant step for the Mercedes Car Group as it is an important part of our commitment to sustainable mobility."

The SMART fortwo EV stats are impressive. The 30kW engine has a 72-mile range and top speed of 70 mph. And its ability to hustle from 0-30 mph in 6.5 makes it even faster than its petrol-sibling.

Full press release can be found at the link.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler via Autoblog]

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