According to the most recent rumor flying off the mill, check Smart will deliver before the year’s end the expected electric conversion of the ForTwo and also for the first time the ForFour green version will also join the roster.
It appears during the Mercedes Road to the Future event the company also had time for the Smart subbrand, confirming three electric cars for the tiny automaker. We’ll be getting a successor to the previous generation ForTwo Electric Drive and also, for the first time, a practical ForFour electric version. The electric drivetrain will reach the four-seat city car – and Smart will become the first automaker to have both internal combustion and electric versions for its entire model range. The ForTwo and FourFour Electric Drive will of course become official in front of the worldwide audience this October during the Paris Motor Show – lifting the all-electric count across the Daimler group to a total of 12 vehicles.
“Smart was designed for electric drive right from the start – and ‘living electric’ is our motto as an electric car pioneer. The perfect car for the city is getting the perfect drive for the city,” commented Smart boss Annette Winkler. The third electric model will be the cabrio version of the Smart ForTwo, and during the Stuttgart event the brand had an electric prototype. As such, few details have perspired so far, with Smart only saying he new car will be “as agile and lively as ever” – while we’re also expecting a range boost above the 90-mile threshold of the previous iteration.