Electric smart

There Electric smart is available in a Cabrio or Coupé version and from this 2013 the version will debut on the market smart BRABUS electric drive. Making the turn to the electric mobility with the two-seater most loved by Italians it could be the winning move for those who want to say goodbye to fuels liquids, but the doubts surrounding the electric cars are many, let's try to dispel some about the smart electric.

What are the characteristics of the Smart Electric? Range, top speed, acceleration ...
There Electric smart it has a 55 kW motor and lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 17.6 kWh. The torque of 130 Nm is already available when the car is stationary. There Electric smart goes from 0 to 60 km / h in 4.8 seconds and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds until it reaches the full speed of 125 km / h. L'autonomy maximum is 145 km but remember that this figure varies according to driving style, traffic and active facilities such as, for example, heating and air conditioning.

Electric charging. How much does it cost and how long does it take?
Charging times are a sore point for all carmakers and potential buyers. You go from a recharge time of seven hours with the 230 V socket (on-board charger), always with the same socket but with the wallbox the charging times go up to six hours and you get to just one hour if you use fast charging with the Wallbox and the 400V / 22kW socket. The electricity consumption estimated with combined cycle in kWh per 100 km, if we consider a recharge with the standard 230 V socket, it is 15.1 (kWh / 100 km traveled), the category of energy efficiency it could only be the A +.

How much is the Electric smart and I can count on government incentives?
The incentives for the purchase of aelectric car amount to 5,000 euros for those who buy this type of car by the end of 2013. In addition the Smart proposes his electric vehicle in two ways, at full price, that is, with the purchase of the battery, or with a monthly fee for the rental of the battery. In addition there are offers for Reload the car through the project e-mobility which sees the Smart partner of IT IS IN THE, let's see together the price of the Smart Electric.

The full price, including VAT, is around 24,000 euros, with state incentives it drops to around 19,000 euros. The option sale & care allows you to buy the car for a price less than 20,000 euros, to which add theincentive, then the motorist can purchase the smart electric to a price of about 15,000 euros, however, bearing the burden and privileges of having the rental car battery. The monthly fee for this condition is 68 euros (including VAT) for 10 years, during these 10 years the pilot can count on assistance and free replacement of the battery. If the car is resold, it will be possible to redeem the battery or, much more simply, to have the next buyer take over the rental.