Daimler AG has recently announced that the all-new Smart ForTwo Electric will finally go on sale this summer in Germany, where the model will have a starting price of 18,900 euros.
The green version of the German two-seater is expected to be the cheapest electric vehicle out there even if paying 18,900 euros for a Smart ForTwo seems to be quite a lot, but if you commute daily, you should recover some of the money you used to pay on gas. According to Daimler AG, besides the almost 19k euros you have to pay in order to get a Smart ForTwo Electric, 65 euros are being added every month for the battery rental, and if you want the Cabrio version, you should pay 22,000 euros. Buying the battery will raise the price to 23,680 euros for the hardtop and 26,770 euros for the convertible.
As a reminder, the new Smart ForTwo Electric Vehicle has been officially presented to the public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September. The modes is equipped with an electric motor which is able to generate a total output of 74 horsepower or 55 kW, pushing the vehicle to 100 km/h from a standstill in around 13 seconds, with a top speed of 120 km/h. The Smart ForTwo EV’s autonomy will be just over 140 kilometers, with a maximum charge time of 8 hours if the battery is completely empty, of just half an hour if a fast charging station is being used.