Mother Earth News Story I wrote on the Electric Smart Car Coming to the United States

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.

For the entire story click on Green Living Article on Electric Smart Car

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