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smart #1

smart #1

The new smart #1 is an all-electric compact SUV. With a 4270mm length, it’s no longer as compact as the original smart fortwo (or as light, with a weight of 1820kg). It features a boot with 273-411 litres of ‘variable’ space thanks to a rear seat that can slide up to 13cm.

Unusually for an ‘urban’ vehicle, the smart #1 is rear-wheel drive. The electric motor produces power of 200kW (272PS) and torque of 343Nm, with a maximum speed of 112mph.

The smart #1 has a 66kWh NCM battery with a maximum range of 260-273 miles and a maximum DC charging rate of 150kW, allowing it to be charged from 10-80% DC in under 30 minutes. It’s also capable of 22kW AC charging from 10-80% in three hours.

The interior features a floating centre console, a 12.8-inch touchscreen, a panoramic glass roof and ambient light with 64 colours and 20 illumination levels. The exterior features concealed electric door handles and a digital key.

We’re hoping for some more useful information about the smart #1 soon…