The electric vehicles market is still in its stage of hatching. Although there are several brands (Renault and Nissan mainly) who already sell such vehicles on a massive scale must still increase their critical market mass. The main problem that exists with this type of cars is that their autonomy and price still is light-years of offering vehicles powered by traditional mechanics.
United States is one of the countries best host couldgive to this type of cars, because their size of population would allow large sales. However it still has a problem and is their huge expanse of land for these cars should stop several times to cover the distance between New York and Los Angeles. However if brands know to tune well their products could find great reefs to increase their sales and Smart already is thinking about what to do to be the first to open that melon in the United States.
The small models of the firm of Daimler AG sold more than well in the United States. This of itself is rare because American customers are not usually very likely to buy such cars. Smart sells their models with them engines of combustion that already has in Europe, however would be thinking in leave them of sell for put to the sale the same models but only with mechanical electric.
To support this electrified strategy we must Smart incorporated a version of the convertible in addition to ED ForFour ForTwo Ed. Best of all is that Smart electric motors have improved their main parameters and therefore the gain in power and autonomy (but not the best one) is more than acceptable. Its engine develops 82 HP or (61 kW) and is capable of giving 160 Nm of torque.
It is powered by a 17.6 kWh battery that can be recharged in 6 hours in a common domestic socket. In the case of having a wallbox thing boils down to 3.5 hours. All this is reflected in the autonomy as it will be between 150 and 160 km according to the purchased car.
It remains to be seen is how developed this strategy as well as if they achieve the objective that had been raised.
Source – Smart