2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupegets its power from a permanent magnet motor byZytek, which provides 20kW constant and 30 kW at its highestwith twelve amp. The almost-17 kWh water-jacketed Lithium-Ion d battery and onboard 3.3 kW onboard charger provide the vehicle's movement.Aautomatic transmission with one speed provides power to the back wheels, and torque is listed at 89-.b.-ft. The motor distributes an EPA estimated-distance around 63 miles from one charge when one combines both highway and city efficiency ratios. The new, sporty Fortwo Electric Drive receives additional power due to regenerative braking. This system returns between three and ten kilowatts of energy to the battery during braking scenarios and trailing throttle scenarios. This allows the Passion Coupe's electric motor to operate similar to a generator. These situations can occur when the driver is traveling downhill, for example. Basically,the power of mechanicalmotion is transformed into electrical energy, which leads to a recharged battery.
The Smart Fortwo Electronic Drive comes with a charging socket and a connector for a standard charging cord. The vehicle does not require an extra external charging unit, as it can be charged directly from an electrical outlet. A travel-sized level one charging chord is included with the vehicle, but it's best to use a level two charger, which takes about three and a half hours to move the battery charge from 20 percent to 80 percent. Charging on a level 1 chord can take up to ten or twelve hours depending on the temperature of the battery. The Smart Passion comes equipped with decent technology and safety features for its size. The base price for this vehicle comes to $44,837 without the destination charge and $45,587 with the $750 charge added in.