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Smart EQ Fortwo

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Summary


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.

The current-generation Fortwo was launched in 2014, and a major update in 2019/20 also coincided with Smart becoming an electric-only car company. However, the upgraded model has failed to find much favour with UK motoring journalists, with its Expert Rating hitting a new low of 46% in August 2021.

Key specifications


Body style: Small three-door hatch and cabriolet
Engines: single electric motor
Price: From £17,550 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2014
Last updated: Spring 2020
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


No safety rating

The Smart EQ Fortwo does not have a currently valid safety rating. The Fortwo was originally tested by Euro NCAP back in 2014, where it received a four-star rating for both petrol and electric versions. However, this rating expired in January 2021 and is no longer applicable.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Smart EQ Fortwo has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP. Inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, before resuming later in the year with an enhanced testing process.

The Green NCAP programme measures exhaust pollution (which is zero for an electric car) and energy efficiency. Electric cars are much more energy-efficient than combustion cars, so the EQ Fortwo is likely to score very highly in Green NCAP testing if it ever takes place. Check back again soon.

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