Smart ForFour Electric Drive

March 2017 - April 2018

£16,915Price from

16.7 kWh *Useable Battery

55 miReal Range

304 Wh/miEfficiency

This electric vehicle is no longer for sale

A new model is available:
Smart EQ forfourSmart EQ forfour
or
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Price from (last known) £16,915

Availability Not available to order
Available to order from March 2017
Available to order until April 2018
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 11
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.

Real Range between 40 - 90 mi

City - Cold Weather 60 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 40 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 50 mi
City - Mild Weather 90 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 50 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 65 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 12.7 sec
Top Speed 81 mph
Electric Range 55 mi
Total Power 60 kW (80 hp)
Total Torque 118 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery

Nominal Capacity 17.6 kWh
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Number of Cells No Data
Architecture 400 V
Warranty Period No Data
Warranty Mileage No Data
Useable Capacity* 16.7 kWh
Cathode Material No Data
Pack Configuration No Data
Nominal Voltage No Data
Form Factor No Data
Name / Reference No Data

Charging

Home / Destination

Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Power 7.4 kW AC
Charge Time (0->55 mi) 2h45m
Charge Speed 21 mph

Rapid Charging

Fastcharge Port -
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Power (max) -
Fastcharge Power (10-80%) -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -
Autocharge Supported No

Plug & Charge

Plug & Charge Supported No
Supported Protocol -

Bidirectional Charging (V2X / BPT)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L Supported No
Max. Output Power -
Exterior Outlet(s) -
Interior Outlet(s) -

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2H via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2G via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 55 mi
Vehicle Consumption 304 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 133 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 96 mi
Rated Consumption 209 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 173 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 192 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 233 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption between 186 - 418 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 278 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 418 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 334 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 186 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 334 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 257 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Safety (Euro NCAP)

Safety Rating
Adult Occupant 78%
Child Occupant 77%
Rating Year 2014
Vulnerable Road Users 65%
Safety Assist 56%
For more details on the safety rating of this vehicle, visit euroncap.com

Dimensions and Weight

Length 3495 mm
Width 1665 mm
Width with mirrors No Data
Height 1554 mm
Wheelbase 2494 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 1200 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 1560 kg
Max. Payload 435 kg
Cargo Volume 185 L
Cargo Volume Max 975 L
Cargo Volume Frunk No Data
Roof Load 0 kg
Tow Hitch Possible No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked 0 kg
Towing Weight Braked 0 kg
Vertical Load Max No Data

Miscellaneous

Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle 9.1 m
Platform No Data
EV Dedicated Platform No Data
Car Body Hatchback
Segment City Car
Roof Rails No
Heat pump (HP) No Data
HP Standard Equipment No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2016-17

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £21,360
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £214
BIK @ 20% £4 pcm
BIK @ 40% £7 pcm
BIK @ 45% £8 pcm

Financial Year 2017-18

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £21,360
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £214
BIK @ 20% £4 pcm
BIK @ 40% £7 pcm
BIK @ 45% £8 pcm

Financial Year 2018-19

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £21,360
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £214
BIK @ 20% £4 pcm
BIK @ 40% £7 pcm
BIK @ 45% £8 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Smart ForFour Electric Drive. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 8h45m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 5h30m 10 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 2h45m 20 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 5h30m 10 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW † 2h45m 20 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Smart ForFour Electric Drive

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Smart ForFour Electric Drive was available from March 2017 until April 2018. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive.

A new model of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017) is available: Smart EQ forfour (2018).

Pricing

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £21,060 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £21,415. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Smart ForFour Electric Drive was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Smart ForFour Electric Drive is £16,915.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive is 60 kW (80 hp). The maximum torque is 118 lb-ft. The Smart ForFour Electric Drive is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds. The top speed is 81 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive has a total capacity of 17.6 kWh. The usable capacity is 16.7 kWh (estimate). A range of about 55 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 40 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 90 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.4 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 8 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive is about 304 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 133 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 418 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 186 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Smart

The link below will open the page of the ForFour on the official Smart site.

Go to the ForFour on the official Smart website.