What it means is that the U.S. EPA is likely to rate the travel distance in the new smart EV at 85 miles. In Europe the range will be roughly 100 miles. The ratings are not guarantees in either direction. In the U.S. the ratings tend to be more accurate in terms of consistent performance under the majority of conditions and weather throughout the U.S.On Friday I received a newsletter from Smart Germany announcing that the new EDs will premiere at the Autosalon Paris next week.
It also said that the range will be "around 160 km", which is just under 100 miles. Is this marketing speak for "realistically 85 miles", due to differences in regulation agencies' formulas for calculating a car's fuel economy on both sides of the Atlantic or is this a tidbit that's actually new information?
Of course, it could perhaps only apply to the 4-door ED?
Who knows but here's what Nissan-Renault says about ED's cousin Zoe . . .The big question is....will there still be an option to own the battery in 2017? I hear rumblings it'll be lease only, no confirmation.