Across the pond in London, England, Smart is testing its new Smart Ed, an all-electric version of the tiny Smart ForTwo. While the name, Smart Ed, doesn't make much sense to us, the formula does. Take a small, fuel efficient vehicle, yank out the engine and gas tank, and pop in an electric motor and a heap of batteries.
The Ed is electronically limited to 60 mph and can travel up to 72 miles between 8 hour charges. Smart says that with a midday top-up charge at any three-pin electric socket the range can be extended to 100 miles for an equivalent of 300 mpg.