smart forspeed concept is an electric powered roadster with no roof and windows. This small two-seater has a low wind deflector instead of a windscreen in the style of a classic propeller aircraft.
A 30 kW magneto-electric motor at the rear gets its power from a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, that can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.
The smart forspeed accelerates from 0-37 mph in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 75 mph. Pressing a button in the centre console activates a boost function which provides an extra 5 kW of power, that is ideal for overtaking manoeuvres on urban highways.
Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart says: “The smart forspeed is a completely new take on how much fun it is to drive electric: it boasts a superb design with a powerful drive system and, needless to say, locally emission-free. And if you put the smart forspeed next to our ebike, escooter and smart fortwo electric drive you’ll see that smart has realised all kinds of variations of electric driving – demonstrating that smart is not just a practical city car, but a great idea.”
World debut of the smart forspeed concept is already next week at the Geneva Motor Show.