Smart EQ forfour

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2020 - 2022
This car is not available in the US, but you can still compare it with other cars
In 2018 this car was replaced by: Smart EQ forfour 2019


Smart EQ forfour

Technical Specifications of Smart EQ forfour

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2020 - 2022
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback Smart EQ forfour

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
81 mi No Data 95 mi 70 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
17.6 kWh 16.7 kWh
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
23.9 kWh/100 mi (4.2 mi/kWh)


Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
4.6 kW 22 kW
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


Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
61 kW (82 hp) 118 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
12.2 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
81 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
137.6 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
65.6 in 65.6 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
61.2 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
98.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
No Data
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
6.5 ft3 34.4 ft3 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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How Far Can You Go in Smart EQ forfour

The map shows how far you can go with a fully-charged battery:
  • Light green area: Round-trip
  • Dark green area: One-way
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Charging Smart EQ forfour

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Smart EQ forfour

Detailed Descriptions

The Smart EQ forfour is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2020. Smart stopped making the forfour in 2022 and replaced it with the Smart EQ forfour 2019. The car is not available on the US market.

The Smart EQ forfour has a 17.6 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 70 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 23.9 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.2 miles per kWh) — ranked №674 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Smart EQ forfour can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 12.2 seconds (ranked №634 out of 683 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 81 mph.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 61 kW (82 hp) of power and 118 lb-ft of torque.

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

Real-world range of the Smart EQ forfour is 63–77 miles (ranked №674 out of 683 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?
  • For quicker charging, consider using a compatible DC fast-charging station. The car boasts a maximum charging rate of 22 kW, but remember that battery temperature and charge level can influence the actual speed you'll experience.
  • Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

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

    Smart EQ forfour comes in the following dimensions:

    • Length: 137.6 in
    • Width: 65.6 in (including side mirrors) or 65.6 in (excluding side mirrors)
    • Height: 61.2 in
    • Wheelbase: 98.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
    • Curb weight: N/A lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
    How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

    Here's a breakdown of the Smart EQ forfour cargo space:

    • Trunk capacity: With the rear seats up, you get 6.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the back (ranked №618 out of 683 electric vehicles).
    • Max cargo capacity: Fold down the rear seats, and you open up 34.4 cubic feet of total cargo space (ranked №485 out of 683 electric vehicles).
    • Frunk capacity: 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.

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