An electric version of the Smart ForTwo is coming to America. This fully electric powered Smart car has a 30 kW drive motor and 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. Using a standard 220-volt outlet, it takes only three and a half hours to charge the battery from 20 to 80 percent of its capacity and less than eight hours to fully charge it. The battery can also be charged using a common household 110-volt outlet. The vehicles can reach highway speeds and offer a range of 82 miles on a single charge.
This is how the Smart Electric Car is designed to run.Smart will launch a fleet of only 250 of the electric cars in the U.S. in October 2010. By 2012, Smart expects to have the car available for sale.
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