The first of a fleet of 100 battery-powered Smart ForTwos
that will be field tested in England over the next couple of years has been delivered. The Coventry City Council took delivery of the electric Smart on Dec. 21. The car will be used in the city fleet to evaluate its real world performance and range. Coventry will be using only renewable sources to recharge the electric Smart which is being leased
from Daimler. The electric Smart has a 30kW electric motor which can get the car to 30mph in 6.5s and on to a top speed of 60mph. The nickel metal hydride batteries can propel the car for up to 70 miles.
[Source: Coventry City Council]