The Auto Trader expert verdict:
The transition to pure electric power has been relatively straightforward for Smart, the ForFour’s mechanical layout perfectly accommodating the battery and motor where the fuel tank and petrol engine used to be. As such it retains the tiny on-road ‘footprint’ that makes the ForFour perfect for tight city streets, the rear seats meaning it's also more practical than the ForTwo. The simple electric powertrain addresses our previous criticisms of the petrol version’s sluggish response, while tech and safety features have also been upgraded, though the Smart is now pushed hard by fresher EV rivals like the Mini Electric, Honda E and Mazda MX-30 that can all take your electric driving beyond city limits.
Reasons to buy:
- Funky looks
- A breeze in city driving
- Effortless electric power