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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Coming In Spring Of 2012

The third generation Smart fortwo is on its way, hitting dealers in the spring of 2012. The electric Smart car will roll off the production line in Hamback, France and will be available in more than thirty markets worldwide when released.

The third generation smart fortwo electric drive features a fifty-five kW magneto-electric motor, churning out 130 lb-ft of torque. The fortwo will accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than thirteen seconds, and have a top speed of more than 120 km/h. The 17.6 kWh battery allows the car to travel more than 140 kilometers before needing a recharge.

"The smart fortwo has exceeded itself. It has always been a pioneer of urban mobility and with the new electric drive it is once again setting standards with even more driving fun and environmental compatibility," says Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart. "With the new generation the frequently cited "electric era" has finally arrived."

The third- gen Smart car will feature a larger radiator grille featuring the electric drive logo, stylish LED lights below the headlights, wider door sills and several modifications to the rear of the vehicle. Smart has also teamed up with iPhone to create a drive app. Important features include making phone calls via hands-free system, your own extensive music collection, internet radio and a navigation system.

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Can't wait!!!
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You will all love the next one!

By the way, anybody acquiring the current electric drive smart will automatically qualify for first dibs on the next electric drive without any increases in monthly lease payments. What you pay monthly for the current one will be what you pay monthly for the replacement electric drive smart (or possibly less)... but that's only if you acquire the electric drive right now. If the prices go up, current electric drive customers won't have an increase in their monthly payments.

So please visit us, or send us referrals if you or anybody you know is interested in acquiring the electric drive smart fortwo. We have a crystal white coupe with design tan interior currently in stock.

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...first dibbs on the next electric drive without any increases in monthly lease payments. What you pay monthly for the current one will be what you pay monthly for the replacement electric drive smart....
WHAT !!!.... STILL $45k for a smart ..... NOT so smart

Guess I'll wait for the 13's or 14's ..... OR .... something else by then



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The $45k price tag is the actual cost for the limited run pre-production model with very expensive Tesla batteries.

I took the ED out for a test drive on the weekend. smart Canada is doing a country wide tour. A representative from smart is expecting prices to under cut everyone else when the car is sold next year. Likely something around $25k. Europe is getting first dibs on the car. Depending on demand, North America may have to wait a little while to get cars.

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The $45k price tag is the actual cost for the limited run pre-production model with very expensive Tesla batteries.

I took the ED out for a test drive on the weekend. smart Canada is doing a country wide tour. A representative from smart is expecting prices to under cut everyone else when the car is sold next year. Likely something around $25k. Europe is getting first dibs on the car. Depending on demand, North America may have to wait a little while to get cars.
Now THAT'S more like it


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I'll just drive to my nearest dealer in Thunder Bay Ontario to see it for myself then.

(Darn, I just missed the tour by a month)

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meh, I'll take mine in an ICE thank you!
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If it comes in around that price, we also get a $8000 discount on EV's in this Province and I can work out a deal to charge the unit at work I will buy a convertible one. I don't think I will drive it in the winter, the new gas car will be best for that.
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yeah, don't drive it in the winter, or summer, or when you want to go very far, or for economy. The fact that hey have to be subsidized with taxpayer money speaks volumes abut the EV's non-readiness to be introduce to the market place.
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