Friday, November 22, 2013

Smart electric drive arrives on the streets of China

Smart becomes the first European importer to bring an all-electric vehicle to the Chinese market
Urban mobility without any local emissions
Emission-free motoring with an extra dose of driving pleasure – this can only be the smart electric drive. And it's all down to its powerful drive technology: thanks to the 55 kW electric motor, delivering 130 Newton metres of torque, the car is impressively quick off the lights and goes from 0 to 60 km/h in 4.8 seconds. (electric energy consumption, combined cycle: 15.1 kWh/100 km, CO2 emission, combined: 0 g/km, energy efficiency class: A+)*. Plus, with a top speed of 125 km/h, the two-seater doesn't have to shy away from urban expressways. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh provides enough energy to cover a range of 145 kilometres.
The electric smart is European through and through: the battery is produced by Deutsche ACCUmotive (a Daimler joint venture with Evonik), the electric motor comes from EM-motive (a Daimler joint venture with Bosch) and the vehicle itself is manufactured in the Hambach smart factory in France.