Smart has recently announced its plans to introduce electric versions on the new generation of the ForTwo and ForFour.
After we have seen several attempts of Smart making an electric version of the ForTwo, the Daimler owned company has recently announced its plans to introduce two such variants on the next generations of the ForTwo and ForFour. The announcement has been made quietly by Smart and so it went by almost unseen.
“We invest more than five billion euros each year in research and the development of our passenger car portfolio – about half of that in green technologies. That pays dividends. We were able to achieve sizeable CO2 savings in all vehicle segments”, said the member of the Daimler Board of Management, responsible for Group Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars and Chairman of the Daimler Sustainability Board, Thomas Weber, in a press release.
Rumor has it that the Smart ForTwo EV and ForFour EV might feature an electric motor, which is producing a total output of 87 BHP (65 kW), even if the carmaker didn’t release any details on this subject. The electric version of the ForTwo might be unveiled later on this year, probably during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, while the zero-emission ForFour is expected to make its way onto the market in 2014.