• Concept ForSpeED electric car by Smart to show up at Geneva Motor Show

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    Smart, Daimler’s minicar maker is trying all its tricks to bring the little ForTwo back. The little car has been “aaww”ed about before and has had a few takers too. However, with the dawn of the little electrics, the little ForTwo is slowly being pushed off the asphalt and it’s smart of Smart to come up with this new roofless version of the Smart ForTwo called the ForSpeED, powered by electricity that will show up at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is a pure concept, keeps out the door handles, and also boasts a toneau cover to protect you from the elements. With a 41-hp electric motor, pushing the pedal down takes this one to 37 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds, with a top speed of 75 mph. A top speed like that somewhat contradicts the car’s name though. The “ED” in the name stands for Electric Drive.

    The little car is expected to throw up a range of at least 85 miles, with an 80-percent charge possible in 45 minutes. For now just a concept, this one might just grab hearts world-over once it hits assembly lines though.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on February 21, 2011