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If ever a car was preordained to be electric, surely it’s the Smart Fortwo? When you think about it, the idea of a locally polluting petrol engine in a car designed specifically for clogged and smogged cities seems wholly antediluvian.
And that's not all. As the charging infrastructure gets better and better every year, using an electric car becomes easier and easier, and because it’s an EV, the ForTwo buys you a free ticket through the London Congestion Charge zone. Oh yes, and the government will even give you a grant to reduce the initial purchase cost.
If all that sounds tickety-boo, don’t forget those positives also apply to other electric cars, not just the Smart. With that in mind, is the Fortwo EQ the electric city car of choice? Little else matches its dinky proportions, that’s for sure, and you can have a ForTwo in Coupé or Cabrio bodystyles, but there are also the Seat Mii Electric, Skoda Citigo e iV and Volkswagen e-Up to consider. They are the ForTwo's closest matches on size and price.
Carry on reading our review to find out how the Fortwo EQ – which, by the way, was updated in 2020 with new styling and infotainment features –compares to those rivals. And when you've finished researching, we can save you a pretty penny on your new electric car; not just on the ForTwo, but on any of the models we've mentioned. Just head over to our New Car Buying page to check our latest, hassle-free deals.