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Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.
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If ever there was a car that was a perfect fit for electric propulsion, it's a smart fortwo, now only available in Zero Emissions form. Tiny, lightweight and geared to the urban environment, this was one of the very earliest electric cars offered and in its latest EQ form, gets a standard on-board charger for quicker battery replenishment. For urban folk, it's still one of the very best options in this part of the market.
The internal combustion engine has been the linchpin of the automotive industry from the word go and it's hard to envisage a time when it won't be. We've come a long way together after all. The problem, as you've probably heard, is one of pollution, greenhouse effects, rising sea levels, melting icecaps and sweaty polar bears. The internal combustion engine, it transpires, isn't the most environmentally friendly of man's creations, not when used on the vast and expanding scale it is today. So what's the alternative? The simple answer is that we don't have a viable one, yet. Although cars like the smart fortwo EQ are attempting to change that. smart has been offering battery-powered versions of this model for a decade now and this, as you might expect, is the most sophisticated one yet.
Around town, this smart's driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever, aided by an ultra-small turning circle of just 6.95 metres. And on the open road? Well how does the thought of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds grab you? Okay, it's 60km/h but, thanks to 160Nm of torque in something this light, it's still respectably quick. 0-62mph takes 11.5s on the way to 81mph flat out. It's certainly brisk enough to be able to sidestep the brake pedal and catapult the little fortwo off the line. That it does so without anything in the way of engine noise is even more impressive, the merest whirr of the uprated 60kW (82hp) electric motor accompanying a scarcely perceptible whine from the one-speed transmission. It's all very serene and makes city driving rather stress free. On the highway, you can theoretically reach a 81mph maximum, but this does rather chew the battery's range which, when driven a bit more sedately, can be eked out to up to 100 miles. An indicator on the dashboard lets you know how efficiently you're driving. Needless to say, you'll be tempted to gun it everywhere. It's too much fun not to. With all of the batteries mounted in the sandwich floor, the fortwo electric drive has an admirably low centre of gravity and probably corners better than its petrol sibling. The lithium-ion battery's underfloor position is both thermally stable and good for crash protection.
As with any other smart fortwo, the EQ electric drive model feels tightly screwed together and looks good. Whether you opt for coupe or cabrio, it's still an arresting little thing. The cabin features as many quirky touches as you can stomach and it's good to see smart pushing the boat out a bit with colours and textures. There's even a bit more luggage space than the previous generation model could offer, the fixed-top version boasting a capacity of 260-litres to the parcel shelf and 350-litres when stacked to the roof. The two-piece tailgate with its separately-opening glass window is wide-opening and the bottom part is strong enough for you to sit on it during, say, carboot sales. If you need more interior room, smart also now offers this electric drive variant with the five-door forfour bodyshape. All but the most freakishly tall should fit in to this fortwo with no headroom issues. This battery-powered variant comes with additional dashboard instruments which show a power meter and battery status display. Overall, the fortwo now feels like a Mercedes-Benz product rather than something hurriedly inherited.
There are two trim levels on offer to smart fortwo EQ customers - 'premium' and 'exclusive'. The base 'premium' version costs around £22,000. That puts this smart against tough competition. An all-electric Renault ZOE would cost more - but would give you more interior space - but obviously, it wouldn't be as small and nippy as this fortwo. Smart also offers a cabrio variant at a premium of around £2,400. There's also a five-door smart forfour EQ model. With the "smart control" app that comes with the car, lots of electric drive information can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or PC and functions such as pre-entry climate control or intelligent charging can be conveniently controlled remotely. This improved model has more operating options than its predecessor. For example, two programmable departure times mean that intelligent charging and pre-entry climate control do not always need to be re-set for frequent journeys. Options include a 'winter package' with a heated steering wheel and the 'electric drive design' package that gives the vehicle an expressive look with tridion safety cell and door mirror caps painted in exclusive electric green. There's also the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme for more bespoke wishes. Were I a purchaser, I'd want to talk to my smart retailer about the cost of adding a wall charging box at home to decrease the total charging time from seven to six hours.
Once you've found the upfront list price of this car, the savings just keep coming. So there are no road tax charges to pay, no congestion charges, no bridge tolls, very low maintenance costs, tiny company car tax levies and only the cost of your electricity to pay, variable of course based on your supplier and the time of day you charge. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a - now standard - 22 kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (from 10 to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box. To give you some idea of electricity costs here, smart reckons that owners will be shelling out an average of between £1.60 to £2.40 in electricity charges every sixty miles or so, meaning that 6,000 miles would cost you only around £250 in 'fuel'. And, as long as you're buying your electricity from a renewable source, a warm and fuzzy green conscience comes as part of the deal. There's a three year warranty as standard, which you can extend to five years if you wish. With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging.
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|Rain and light sensors|
|Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function|
|Comfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function|
|Power windows with convenience opening and closing|
|Heated rear window|
|Hill start assist|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Active brake assist forward collision warning system with autonomous braking function|
|Electronic Stability Programme|
|Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter|
|Acoustic presence indicator|
|Rear Park assist with acoustic warning and reversing camera|
|Electric power steering|
|Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning|
|Owners manual and service booklet in English|
|Instrument display with battery charge status display and power display|
|Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and on board computer|
|22kW onboard charger with rapid charging function|
|7 kW onboard charger|
|Driving mirrors in tridion colour|
|Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's side|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Charging cable for household socket|
|Charging cable for wall box/charging stations|
|smart Media-System - 9" multi touch display, Bluetooth audio streaming/hands-free, Android Auto/Apple Car Play, DAB Radio, AUX/USB interface|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour radiator grille|
|Panoramic glass roof with sunblind|
|Charge cable bag|
|Lockable service cover|
|Front fog lamps with cornering function|
|Manual headlamp range adjustment|
|Third brake light featuring LED technology|
|Full LED headlamp with main and dipped beam plus integral indicator/daytime running lights|
|White side indicators|
|Automatic climate control|
|Storage compartment in tailgate|
|Lockable glove compartment|
|Interior door opener in matt chrome|
|Stowage net on centre console|
|Glasses compartment for driver and front passenger|
|Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black|
|Luggage compartment roller cover with mesh bag|
|12V socket with cover in centre console|
|3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with anthracite bezel and grey double stitching|
|Black leather gearshift knob|
|Leather upholstery with grey double stitching|
|Storage compartment in doors with net|
|Centre console with roller cover and folding front centre armrest|
|Height adjustable steering column|
|Driver/front passenger reading lights|
|Ambient lighting with indirect illumination of the front doors, foot wells and centre console|
|Winter pack - ForTwo|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters|
|Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights|
|Airbags - kneebag for driver|
|Airbags - side airbags for driver and front passenger|
|Airbags - windowbags front driver and front passenger|
|Retaining strap for securing items on the front passenger seat|
|Airbags - driver and front passenger with manual deactivation on the front passenger|
|Front head restraints|
|Front passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrest|
|Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger|
|I-size child seat attachment system for front passenger with manual airbag deactivation|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|Heated front seats|
|Heated rear seats|
|Central locking with radio remote control + visual locking verification signal and immobiliser|
|Drive lock - automatic door locking when driving|
|Folding key with remote control (Second key with fixed bit)|
|Single speed transmission|
|Driver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder|
|Driver/front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirror|
|16" 8 Y spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish|
|Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||11.6|
|Engine Power - BHP||82|
|Engine Power - KW||60|
|Engine Power - PS||True|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||118|
|Engine Torque - NM||160|
|Engine Torque - RPM||3500|
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