Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2012-2016
Price USA (new)
Manufacturer's suggested base price
$25,750
This car is not available in the US, but you can still compare it with other cars
In 2020 this car was replaced by: Smart EQ fortwo coupe (2020-2023)

Trims

Discontinued
ED2 fortwo coupe 2009-2012 ED3 fortwo coupe 2012-2016

Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016)

Technical Specifications of Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2012-2016
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
France
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016)

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
NEDC
GCC
No Data 68 mi 90 mi 68 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
17.6 kWh 16.7 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
24.6 kWh/100 mi (4.1 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
3.6 kW
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • Type 1 (J1772)
Type 1 (J1772) charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
55 kW (74 hp) 96 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
12.5 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
78 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
106.1 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
61.4 in No Data
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
60.7 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
73.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
2
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
2108 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
8 ft3 No Data No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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Charging Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016)

Detailed Descriptions

The Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2012 replacing the older Smart Electric Drive ED2 fortwo coupe (2009-2012). Smart stopped making the ED3 fortwo coupe in 2016 and replaced it with the Smart EQ fortwo coupe (2020-2023). The car is not available on the US market.

The Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) has a 17.6 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 68 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 24.6 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.1 miles per kWh) — ranked №685 out of 693 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 55 kW (74 hp) of power and 96 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 12.5 seconds (ranked №648 out of 693 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 78 mph.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) falls between 61–75 miles, ranking it №685 out of 693 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) in the USA is equipped with a Type 1 (J1772) charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 3.6 kW, which translates to roughly 13 miles of range added per hour.

The car doesn't support DC charging

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016):

  • Length: 106.1 in
  • Width: 61.4 in (including side mirrors) or N/A in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 60.7 in
  • Wheelbase: 73.5 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 2108 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Behind the rear seats of the Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016), you'll find 8 cubic feet of storage space (ranked №622 out of 693 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to N/A cubic feet (ranked №N/A out of 693 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

Additional Information

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Design

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Performance

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3.1

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