Originally Posted by MB DNA
They are AND the width of the passenger compartment may be fractionally wider too? Have seen that documented (and believe I posted the reference) previously but it's now lost in all the other smart minutiae in my aging gray matter . . .
I read that the ED is in some of the early reviews of the 2013 ED but I haven't been able to confirm it. Check on the "Styling" section here: Smart Electric Drive | PluginCars.com
. Here's the salient quote, "Although it looks identical to its gasoline sibling, the 2015 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is marginally larger. You’d have to park it next to a gasoline Smart ForTwo to really notice. That extra length, width and height helps contains a 17.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor." I did park my ED next to an ICE and I didn't notice any difference.
I don't actually believe the ED is larger. I'd love to be proven wrong...again! I did some poking around to see if some major components are different between the ED and ICE and I didn't find any differences in part numbers other than the fact that the ED has the Brabus suspension.