pedro arrais review: smart car the perfect antidote to high gas prices - 4 cell lithium ion battery
2018 smart Fortwo EQ Cabriolet is unique in many ways --
But are they enough to ensure the survival of the model, not to mention the brand?
Smart is a brand and Department of Daimler and a person who makes Mercedes-Benz. Benz.
There is only one model in North America.
The first two, two. seater micro-car.
ForTwo is the smallest car sold in North America
Its first unique aspect.
Last year, the company decided to stop selling gasoline in the face of poor sales.
Electric cars in North America only focus on all-
Given that the adoption rate of electric vehicles in Canada hovers around the total sales volume of cars, it is a brave and brave move.
I drove a cabrio version of ForTwo, the only electric convertible in Canada.
For 2018, Smart changes the model from being called ED to EQ.
This is for the upcoming Mercedes-
The EQ brand, you guess, only offers electric cars.
The coupe version is the least.
Expensive electric vehicles on the market are priced at $29,050 (
$5,000 less in BC).
I am a big fan of smart cars.
I was one of the first people to come to Canada in 2005.
I then bought the second generation ForTwo in 2008 and currently has 2014 ED (Electric Drive).
I have driven thousands of cars in my life and I can confidently tell you that having and driving smart cars is a unique experience.
Some say layoffs.
In ForTwo 2,695 from the tail, you are close to a motorcycle.
In some cases, the wheelbase of the vehicle is longer than the entire smart car.
The suitcase is equally small but surprisingly spacious.
One day my wife and I were shopping in Costco and were ready to load our groceries and supplies into the car.
Another shopper died on her track because he couldn't believe we could load all the contents of the cart (
The Costco shopping cart is larger than the traditional grocery shopping cart)into the trunk. We did.
The reason is 96-cell lithium-ion 17.
2 kWh batteries are located under the floor of the car.
I was sitting in the trunk of Toyota Prius Prime, and the battery was in the trunk, so I grabbed the car.
The main difference last time-
A generation of smart cars and 2018 are related to width, width increased by 104, improving shoulder space for passengers
A welcome change.
The car could be a bit wider, but the engineers went a step further and reduced the turning radius to only 6. 9 metres —
The smallest Road. The Mazda MX-
In contrast, it feels heavy at 9. 4 metres.
This means that if you see a parking spot on the other side of the street, you can make a U-
Open on the city street and catch it in the blink of an eye.
The electric power system is basically the same as the previous generation.
Electric Madah can generate 80 hp, 118 feet HP
This may not sound quite the same, but the car only needs to ship about 1,115 and the Power will start immediately.
Traffic in and out of the city is a reason for the car to exist.
Smart has launched the Eco button on the 2018 center console.
I don't see any difference between it and engagement.
Banks within about 110 kilometers (
Turn on the air conditioner and you will see your estimated range drop by nearly 20 kilometers.
The heater will smoke a little less in winter.
Heated seats on the car-
In cold weather, they have less power than heaters.
Bonus is a heated steering wheel that turns on automatically when you turn on the seat heater.
The series is the fatal weakness of most electric vehicles, intelligent lag as competitors pile up larger batteries to increase their series.
When the new Chevrolet Bolt battery is 60 KW, the battery is more than 300-
For example, km range.
Smart upgraded its dash electronics to 2018.
My car has very basic information.
2018 gives you more, but still lags behind in terms of the scope of information, the attractiveness of the picture, the ease of use of the interface, etc compared to Nissan Leaf etc.
Nothing has changed is riding, and just 1,873mm wheelbase may not be able to help riding.
Get ready for every imperfections on the road.
Electric cars are the future, even if the proportion of our electric cars is very low compared to the inside
Internal combustion engine.
Electric vehicle sales grew 50,000 last year, and so far there are nearly electric vehicles on Canadian roads.
Smart ForTwo is positioned as the smallest city car, the cheapest car, and the only convertible car.
For some people like me, this is the perfect way to solve high oil prices and squeeze into parking spaces that everyone has to go through.
You can find more and more electric car parking spaces in shopping centers and entertainment centers
With more and more electric cars on the road, the only drawback now is to find a free place.
As a bonus, electric cars in B. C.
Regardless of the number of passengers in the car, Official decals are allowed on high occupancy lanes.
Type: city car, rear engine, rear-wheel-
Driver Engine: Three-
Phase synchronous motor with 80 horsepower (60 kW)and 118 lb. -ft.
Torque Transfer: 1-speed battery: 17. 2 kWh lithium-Ion size (mm): 2,695 long; width, 1,663; height, 1,552;
Wheelbase, 1,873 curb weight (kg): 1,115 Price (base/as tested)
: $32,050/$34,990 (
Including an AC tax of $100)
Options: touch screen package $1,395, LED lighting package $695, metal paint $395, ambient lighting $230, center armrest $125 tires: 155/60 R15 front, 175/55 R15 alloy rear fuel type: electric Fuel economy (Le/100km): 1. 9 city/ 2.