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Smart Fortwo electric drive

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I am very interested in purchasing a 2015 Smart Fortwo electric drive, but only getting about 60 miles per full charge could potentially be a problem, so I have a quick question. Does the 2015 Smart Fortwo electric drive also have a fuel tank so that in case you do run out of charge, it rolls over to fuel? And if it does contain a fuel tank, what would the mpg be when using fuel?

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Welcome . The short answer is NO.  The smart ED  is purely electric.  60 miles on a full charge seems a bit short to me, but perhaps others here who actually own an electric smart can answer the range issue with a little more authority. Summertime usage should be less which means you (theoretically) should be able to go further.

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Range depends on a number of factors, including terrain (hills = bad) and driving style (heavy right foot = bad).

 

I never closely tracked the best and worst range I saw in my ED, but I easily got over 60 miles (96.56 km) in the summer... on flat ground... driving gently... with no A/C on. I'm pretty sure I got 110 to 120 km on occasion. But you'll also lose a significant amount of range in the winter... about 30%.

 

If you are in a situation where your commute is 60+ miles round-trip, the smart ED is probably not the right vehicle for you. 

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