Smart Forfour EQ review

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By heck, how tough is it trying to find a petrol station these days? Since the cost of a square metre of land in the UK rose to about £50 squillion, it’s a toss-up whether the local boozers or the filling stations will be the first go the way of the dinosaurs.

Nowhere is this more of a problem than in cities, where land prices are maximal. So what can you do to prepare for the future, other than stockpiling gasoline in your shed (something that we disapprove of strongly, by the way)?

A far less explosive suggestion is to go electric. That way, ‘filling up’ at home doesn’t risk razing your entire street to the ground (which, if you think about it, would only compound the house price issue), nor will it land you in the clink.

There are loads of advantages to buying an electric car, too. For a start, the Government supplies a grant that helps towards the purchase price, and you get a pardon from the London Congestion Charge. You can even score free parking in many boroughs, plus, of course, there’s no more fretting about the chancellor adding three pence to a litre of petrol at every Budget.

On paper, the Forfour EQ looks to be a good choice for an electric city car, but is it any better than rivals such as the Renault Zoe and Volkswagen e-Up? Carry on reading our review to find out and, when you’re done, click here to see how much our What Car? New Car Buying service can save you on the list price of any city car.

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