Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
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Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018)

Technical Specifications of Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
No Data
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 ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018)

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
No Data No Data 96 mi 72 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.
23.2 kWh/100 mi (4.3 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
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)
60 kW (80 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
No Data 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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Charging Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018)

Detailed Descriptions

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018) is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2017. Smart stopped making the Electric Drive in 2018. The car is not available on the US market.

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018) has a 17.6 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 72 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 23.2 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.3 miles per kWh) — ranked №676 out of 693 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018) is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 60 kW (80 hp) of power and 118 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 12.2 seconds (ranked №644 out of 693 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 81 mph.

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

Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018) achieves a How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? of 65–79 miles, placing it at №676 among 693 electric vehicles. However, this range is subject to several influences:

  • Speed: Traveling at higher speeds reduces battery life.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold or hot weather can affect range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous landscapes decrease range.
  • Driving habits: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Feature usage: Climate control and media systems also influence range.

It's important to acknowledge that these are estimations, and your actual driving range may differ. Consider these factors when planning your trip and be ready for potential charging stops.

Utilize the interactive EV Navigation map for trip planning assistance.

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

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)?

The size and weight specifications for Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018) are as follows:

  • Length: 137.6 in
  • Width: N/A 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?

Behind the rear seats of the Smart ForFour Electric Drive (2017-2018), you'll find 6.5 cubic feet of storage space (ranked №628 out of 693 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to 34.4 cubic feet (ranked №487 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.

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