Hybrid Technologies to Produce Electric Smart Car

The smart car made by DaimlerChrysler seems to be popular for modification projects. Recently, we wrote about a smart car with a motorcycle engine, and now we learn that a company called Hybrid Technologies is planning to produce an all-electric version of the vehicle. At first, it will be available to the European fleet and government sectors. "Initial orders for lithium Smart Cars will be manufactured by Cinema Vehicles, the company that has already worked with Hybrid Technologies on its electric versions of the Crossfire (R Car), Mini Cooper and PT Cruiser." The electric smart car will have a range of over 120 miles per charge (at highway speeds), and it should take 10 hours to recharge the 30kWh battery pack with the 3,000W charger, or 6 hours with the optional 5,000W charger. Pricing has not yet been released.

::Hybrid Technologies Begins Production of Lithium Smart Car, ::Hybrid Technologies, via ::Green Car Congress