On June 12, smart went into full production of the new fortwo electric drive at our Hambach facilities in France. The electric model becomes the first, full production electric car built by a German brand and will make its first deliveries to customers by this fall.
The series production of the new smart fortwo ed is the third generation of the two-seat vehicle. It includes a more powerful electric engine, which improves acceleration and top speed. A new lithium-ion battery pack will increase the top range to 140 kilometers (87 miles) with an available quick-charge option.