electric drive is…
We have three words for you:
Battery Assurance PlusSM. It's our exclusive battery rental program. Also known as our way of making sure that you and your battery live happily ever after.
Meet the most affordable EV in America.
$12,490 will buy you the smart electric drive, with Battery Assurance PlusSM, and leases start as low as $139/mo. That sound you're hearing right now is your wallet giving us a standing ovation.
Just like every smart,
the smart electric drive is designed…to be designed. From different colors and custom wraps to being the only electric convertible in the US, the possibilities are endless.
Not big on leaving a carbon footprint?
Neither are we. With a combined range of 107 MPGe, the smart electric drive puts the joy back in joyride.
your smart. your way.
It's fun. It's zippy. It's the kind of car that just makes you smile.
picture your life with the smart electric drive
life on the road just got more fun.
The smart electric drive is the type of car that makes you want to take the scenic route wherever you go. So whether your life is a highway (and you wanna drive it all night long), a perpetual traffic jam, or somewhere in between, hop in and floor the fun pedal.
With its combined 107 MPGe, the smart EV has got the juice to take you from A to B to Z. And with access to Plug Share , you can charge up at public charging stations across the US. Take a peak and find the closest ones to you.find your charge
charging. it's easier than you think.
Do you know how to plug in…anything? Then you know how to charge your smart electric drive. Any household socket can be a charging station with the standard on-board 110-volt charger, fueling the 17.6kWh battery for a range of 68 gas-free miles per charge combined.
Or, contact your local dealer to learn more about installing a 240-volt Bosch Keba station in your home to charge up twice as fast. Because, well, there really isn’t a downside to charging faster. Or you can use one of the many public charging stations from PlugShare or ChargePoint. Find out where your closest charging station is.find your charge
BATTERY ASSURANCE PLUSSM
Our battery rental program doesn't just make this the most affordable electric vehicle in America. It covers your annual battery maintenance costs for 10 years with no mileage limits. It guarantees your battery's capacity level. And if you need a replacement battery during your rental term, it's on us. It's all included with Battery Assurance PlusSM, the plan developed with your peace of mind… in mind. We'll wait while you absorb all that awesomeness.
We've always thought of smarts as the ultimate city car. That's why parkability comes standard on every smart, and the smart electric drive is no exception.
We'll admit that the smart electric drive isn't the best car for off-roading. But we know where our strengths are, and we're not afraid to show it.
and turn on the fun.
real owners. real stories.
first off the line
My name is Mindy. I'm a PhD student, US Army Officer, wife, and mother to a 10-year-old boy. I'm also the first person in the America to lease the original smart electric drive. It's been over two years and nearly 22,000 miles of unguzzled driving since then, and I must say it still makes me smile whenever I get in my smart electric drive.
It all started when I was returning to the US after doing a tour for the army in Baghdad. I knew I was going to buy a car once I got back, but didn't know exactly what I wanted. During the flight, we flew over the Persian Gulf, and I saw oil platforms as far as the eye could see. The choice became very clear; electric car or nothing. From there, everything seemed to fall into place. Not too much later, I had the chance to test the first smart electric drive at a meeting of my local Electric Auto Association. I was instantly hooked. I had to have one.
Since the day it rolled into my driveway on January 26, 2011, I've had many wonderful adventures in my smart. I've driven in the Phoenix Electric Light Parade, a nighttime parade wherein we cover our cars with lights powered by the cars themselves. I've also participated in the Phoenix 100-Mile Challenge, twice. It's a road "race" for electric cars that's not so much about speed, but about efficiency. I came in second place last year, and this year I came in first place! I won the grand prize!
My smart electric drive has changed my perspective on many things. I used to hate driving and simply tolerated it because it was necessary. Now, I love driving. I always preferred a manual transmission car, and my smart electric drive gives me that control sensation without any gears. It's just "go" and "go faster." But most of all, I'm proud of the example I'm setting for my son; it's possible to be environmentally friendly without losing out on fun. This is my first smart electric drive, and I'm confident it won't be my last.
how much fun can you have?
The smart electric drive lets you ditch the pump. Which means you have more money to spend on stuff that gets you pumped. Like space camp. Ukulele lessons. And…chocolate baths?
HOP IN AND FIND YOUR smart electric drive!
Great news: the smart electric drive is available in several states across the US. Yes, that also means it's not available in all 50 states. But don't fret! We'll be charging up everywhere in early 2014.