As confirmed by Daimler-Benz, the currently available Smart will get an all-electric make-over in 2017.
As stated for the British Auto Express by Annette Winkler, the CEO and director of Smart Automobile, the all-electric version is planned for both variants, Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour. Based on the analysis, Winkler said that most Smart owners make approximately 50 kilometers per day, hence offering the all-electric versions to the market seems like the most logical next step. Of course, Smart hopes the government to grant them some incentives in order to be able to offer their new vehicles at affordable prices.
The all-electric Smart might also be available with a range extender in a form of a small petrol engine, similar to the one seen in BMWi3, so the range could be, if so needed, extended substantially.
Daimler-Benz will reveal the electric Smart in fall during the Auto Show in Paris. It will be available for purchase sometime next year. The vehicle will be produced in Novo mesto, Slovenia.