Smart small EVs to rule city roads

Easy to park and travel around in cities, these smart EVs will have a respectable range of 99 miles on a single charge.

Highly parkable, small cars are likely to rule city roads in the future. With modern cities, space is a constraint, these could be very useful for grocery runs and the likes for city folks.

Mercedes-Benz has recognized this need and in order to tap this niche market it will have single seater electric vehicles in its portfolio.

The Smart electric vehicles are set to be available on the Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour models. Although they’re pretty cute, do not expect any mileage record out of them. Equipped with a 17.6KWh battery, these are good for around 99 miles on a single charge.

Competitors to Volkswagen’s E-Golf their overall packaging is slightly diminutive. Being smaller they have a relative quick charging time of 2.5 hours, using a standard outlet.

Although a price tag has not yet been attached to them, the Fortwo Electric Drive is expected to be made available in early 2017. The drop-top Cabrio will make its appearance later in summer.

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