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The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive gives you the juice to cruise in diminutive style

With plenty of range and not a lot of physical footprint, size isn't everything when it comes to the Fortwo ED.

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Andrew Krok
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Here's a little car that's not short on electric range.

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The Smart Electric Drive is available in both coupe and convertible form.

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The Euro NEDC range of the pair is estimated at 99 miles for the coupe and 96 miles for the convertible.

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We're still waiting on US figures, which will be given out closer to launch.

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Its single electric motor puts out just 80 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque.

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Its top speed is limited to 81 mph, in part to maximize range.

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The battery is a lithium ion affair, with a capacity of 17.6 kWh.

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Smart claims it can charge the battery in as little as 2.5 hours, although it didn't specify the kind of charger required for this speed.

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The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive launches in the US in spring 2017, with the cabriolet to follow in the summer.

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Pricing is not yet determined.

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