Monday, September 26, 2016

The new Smart electric in 2017. Also in the Forfour – the Observer

four days before The opening of the doors of the Paris Salon, the Smart has decided to unveil its new range of models of electric-only propulsion, which will make the official debut at the contest in france. And with a novelty of mounts: in this fourth generation of the family ed (electric drive) of the brand of the city the Daimler group, in addition to the Fortwo coupé and Fortwo cabrio, the Forfour will, for the first time, proposed a variant of the electric, animated by the same engine, 61 kW (81 hp) and 160 Nm of torque.

The lithium ion battery has a capacity of 17.6 kWh, enough to ensure an autonomy of 160 km Fortwo coupe ed, and 155 km to the Fortwo cabrio ed and the Forfour ed. The benefits announced indicate a maximum speed electronically limited to 130 km/h on all versions, and an acceleration 0-100 km/h achieved in around 11.5 seconds in the Fortwo coupe ed (11,8 seconds in the convertible and 12.7 seconds in the Forfour).

The charging of the battery thanks to the charger’s onboard high-performance, can now be done up to two times faster than in the previous generation (depending on country and network load used), that is, in about 2h30m. the from 2017, will be made available, in option, a quick charger 22 kW which will charge the battery in the entirety, in a three phase connection, in less than 45 minutes.

The gearbox of a unique relationship is provided by Renault, offering a way of using Eco for better use of energy, which is intended to make driving more efficient. When active, further limiting the speed and determines the time response of the motor to the accelerator pedal, at the same time that maximises the regeneration of energy in deceleration and braking.

When the vehicle is plugged in, even allows you to pre-acclimatise the carrier, so that the air-conditioning system, once in motion, have the least possible impact on the autonomy. This is one of the functions can be controlled via the app to smartphone Smart Control, such as the charging state of the battery, among others.


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