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Smart EQ Fortwo

(2015 - present)

The Smart EQ Fortwo (formerly known as the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive) is an electric city car based on the petrol Fortwo model. It is available as a hatchback or cabriolet, which has exactly the same dimensions but with a removable roof section.

The EQ Fortwo has received mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, with scores ranging from poor to good. It has received praise for its suitability for urban driving, being agile and easy to park. However, it has been criticised for being expensive and having a poor range, making trips beyond the city impossible to undertake.

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Body style: Three- and five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £15,665 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2014
Last updated: –
Replacement due: 2019


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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: December 2014









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Smart EQ Fortwo has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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