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Smart EQ Fortwo review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 front right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior front seats
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 front right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 right static
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 wheel detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 headlight detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear light detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 badge detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior front seats
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior driver display
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 boot open
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 front right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior front seats
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 front right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 right static
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 wheel detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 headlight detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 rear light detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 badge detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior front seats
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior driver display
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 interior detail
  • Smart EQ Fortwo 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé is priced in line with small electric city car rivals including the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen e-Up. The bigger Renault Zoe costs a lot more.

What about charging times? It can charge at up to 22kW from a commercial charging point, which will take the battery from 10% to 80% in 40mins. From a home wallbox you're looking at 3.5hrs to do the same charge, or 8.5hrs from a standard three-pin plug.

Overview

If you were to describe the proportions of the ultimate city car, the Smart EQ fortwo might well provide the template. Nothing with doors offers such dinky dimensions that allow you to scoot through gaps and park so freely. That aside, the fortwo's lack of refinement, practicality and, by modern standards, electric range, limits it far more than other electric city cars.

  • Relatively cheap to buy
  • Small proportions make it perfect in town
  • Quite a few toys included in the price
  • Poor electric range
  • Two seats only
  • Noisy at speed and a lumpy ride
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