Smart Car Going Electric; Look for it in US Late 2009

Smart fortwo ED

Smart car is going elec­tric. The Daim­ler AG divi­sion is test­ing 100 ED ver­sions of the fort­wo mod­els in Lon­don and plans to test addi­tion­al cars in Berlin before bring­ing the car to the U.S. in late 2009. The ED is expect­ed to trav­el 150 miles on a sin­gle charge. The new elec­tric Smart mod­el is just one of a num­ber of tech­nolo­gies being devel­oped by Daim­ler in a effort to meet U.S. fuel econ­o­my stan­dards and Euro­pean CO2 rules.