Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2012-2016
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 109 km 145 km 109 km
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.
15.3 kWh/100 km (6.5 km/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 2 (Mennekes)
Type 2 (Mennekes) 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) 130 Nm
0-100 km/h
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
13 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
125 km/h
0.00 s
000 km/h

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
2695 mm
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
1560 mm No Data
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
1542 mm
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
1867 mm

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
2
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
956 kg
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
227 l 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 Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) has a 17.6 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 109 km on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 15.3 kWh per 100 km (or 6.5 km 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) can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 13 seconds (ranked №646 out of 693 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 125 km/h.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 55 kW (74 hp) of power and 130 Nm of torque.

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

Real-world range of the Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) is 98–120 km (ranked №685 out of 693 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?

In Europe Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) has a Type 2 (Mennekes) charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 3.6 kW, which translates to approximately 21 km of range added per hour of charging.
  • The car doesn't support DC charging

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using our Charging calculator.

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

Smart Electric Drive ED3 fortwo coupe (2012-2016) comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 2695 mm
  • Width: 1560 mm (including side mirrors) or N/A mm (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 1542 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1867 mm (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 956 kg (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 227 litres of storage space (ranked №622 out of 693 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to N/A litres (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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Performance

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3.1

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