What used Smart ForTwo EQ coupe will I get for my budget?
Early examples of the electric Smart start at around £9000 for a 2012 car. This will buy you one with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Spend between £9000 and £10,000 for a 2013 or 2014 car, with the same criteria. For the third generation car you’ll need a minimum of £14,000, and can expect to find many priced between £15,000 and £17,000, this for a 2016 car. You’ll need £18,000 at least for an EQ version.
How much does it cost to run a Smart ForTwo EQ coupe?
The current electric Smart ForTwo has a claimed range of 99 miles, but in real-world use you can expect this to drop to around 60 miles, as mentioned, and possibly this to be even less in the winter.
Insurance should be low, even for younger drivers, tax will be low and servicing costs are in-line with its electric rivals. There’s no London Congestion Charge fee to pay, either. Smart does offer some flexible service plans to help spread the cost of maintenance.