5 Smart Electric Drive Fortwo and Forfour
Smart’s new fourth-generation Fortwo and Forfour are fun to drive and practical, while the ultra-low running costs make them the perfect car for city use and urban commuting.
Charging speed and range isn’t the best, but the price looks as if it will be competitive; so if you need a car for short runs and city driving, the new Smart cars could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Electric car buying guide
Two reasons to get an EV right now
Now, an electric car still isn’t for everyone – but if you live in the city, have a short commute or take occasional short trips, an electric car could be ideal. In fact, thanks to ongoing leaps in battery technology, range is much less of an issue than it used to be, so even if you have to make the occasional long journey it could be worth looking at an electric car.
What’s more, there’s an increasing number of electric car chargers in the UK. Shell recently announced plans to introduce electric chargers in UK petrol stations and there are electric car charging station maps to help you avoid so-called range anxiety. When you throw in government subsidies, 2017 is a great time to get an electric car.