The first mass produced electric model of Mercedes-Benz will be a smart. Soon it will be available worldwide.
Until the auto landscape will be dominated by electric models will take some time. However the big manufacturers cannot afford at this time not have to supply also an electric model. Now it is time for those of Mercedes-Benz to announce the first electric production model, even if it is a smart. The final version electric smart may be purchased in spring 2012. After the second stage of testing with customers, those from smart pulled line and completed following the feedback received by the features serial version.
Electric Smart is equipped with an electric motor of 55 kW – 73 hp which provides a torque of 130 Nm. Unlike the second generation that was produced in 2000 copies, model number more powerful with 33 hp. Energy is stored in a battery of 17.6 kWh, which is provided by Deutsche Accumotive. In terms of performance, smart electric drive accelerates from 0-60km / h in five seconds, reaches 100 km / h in less than 13 seconds, has a top speed exceeding 120 km / h – but not more. Smart claims that the new model offers a range of 140 km in urban traffic. Germans want to produce over 10,000 units of this model.
The electrical Project of those from smart debuted in 2007 in the British capital, where a fleet of 100 smart electric drive models have been delivered for testing in real traffic conditions. The second generation of the project started in 2009. Initially for the second phase of the project were scheduled for 1000 models to be offered for test, it was 2000instead due to the huge success. Following the two first stages of testing in terms of enhancements requested by customers was the need for high speed and best of halves. Autonomy, paradoxically, it was one of the wishes of those who tested models, and that is because on average has run between 30 and 40 km in urban areas.
For a full charge is required within 8 hours, but will be offered optional and can equip a smart rapid charging system for charging a battery that will obsolete the maximum exhausted in less than an hour. Smart electric drive comes with a small evolution in terms of design. A little more generously dimensioned front grille, and small changes designed to improve aerodynamic model. Will be available throughout the color palette currently in smart offer. Smart electric drive will be equipped with automatic air conditioning system, which can be enabled through an application installed on your mobile phone or via internet. Smart electric drive will be available in convertible version.
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