Because how can you not love Smart-good, who should have been the founder “A small car, two people, and a trunk of beeras cheap as a used car, and at the same time as safe and comfortable as a full-size car”? So, in 1998, the first two were launched. After 20 years, it is only offered with an electric drive as the Smart EQ fortwo. And such an example, in a variable range, went to the editorial test.
Smart EQ fortwo is about 270 cm long, 166 cm wide and 155 cm tall. To put it more clearly, it takes up more than half of the parking space. wheel is 187 cm.
For a car of small size, it is spacious inside, in any way claustrophobic when judging the passenger compartment from the perspective of traveling in the front seats. The word “front” is basically unnecessary here, because in Smart EQ fortwo they are the only seats. Behind them is a small luggage compartment with a capacity of 260 liters. Enough for a case of beer. Not much else will fit in it, especially since the cables in the Velcro-fastened covers take up a lot of space. There are also those who leave them in the garage – if they only load the Smart in it – or put them behind the armrests.
Occasionally, however, it can also carry a load of large dimensions, folding the passenger seat. On my own, after the first few days, I started hauling shopping bags onto the floor in front of the right-hand side armchair.
82 KM. It’s really enough
To see under the Smart hood… you have to take it off. There is no need to find a lever, just find the two buttons from the pins that keep the one-piece plastic structure. The heart of the Smart EQ fortwo is an electric motor with an output of 82 HP and 160 Nm of torque. It works with rear axle drive and 1 speed automatic. The maximum speed is 130 km / h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 11.8 seconds.
The battery is 17.6 kWh and – according to catalog data – provides a maximum average of 157 kilometers. During the weekly test, I realized that this is an achievable value. Under the edge on the right you’ll find a Type 2 AC charging port. Optionally, the Smart EQ fortwo can be charged with a power of up to 22 kW, which makes the battery from 20 to 100 percent. The capacity can be recharged in one hour. I used an 11 kW charger and this time it was about 1 hour. 40 minutes.