06 Jun

Smart Car now has an affordable electric version

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“It’s here. The fully customizable, fully full-of-attitude, all-new smart electric drive. Starting at $25,000 before tax credits, or lease with Battery Assurance Plus starting at $199 for 36 months.*”

(Via new electric cars. custom mini electric vehicles. smart USA.)

Well, if I didn’t have to fit two kids in with me, that would be interesting.

I find the Smart as an electric car far more compelling than as a gas car. And as I understand it, it was originally supposed to be electric.

By the way, if you’re terrified of the safety of a Smart, that’s addressed on their page. It’s got a good crash cage (though if someone in a Hummer comes at you, you’re screwed whether in a Smart or any other small coupe).