As its name and appearance shout to you, the Fortwo seats just two passengers, but room is quite good since there's no back seat competing for space. A rear liftgate provides access to the cargo area, which is predictably small at 8 cubic feet. However, the passenger seats folds down so you can carry some fairly long items.
The Electric Drive is powered by a rear-mounted 55kW electric motor, matched to a single-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces just 47 horsepower under normal operation, but output temporarily jumps to 75 horsepower when you smash the pedal. The Electric Drive goes from 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds, which is acceptable for an entry-level EV. On a full charge, you're good for about 68 miles of driving. It takes six hours to recharge a fully depleted battery on a 240v outlet.
While there are several versions of the regular Fortwo, the Electric Drive comes in a single, well-equipped trim level. You get automatic headlamps and wipers, power windows and locks, electric power steering, 15-inch alloys wheels, heated power side mirrors, and a two-speaker sound system. Coupes get a fixed glass roof panel, while the convertible carries a power soft top.
Major individual options for the Electric Drive include leather upholstery, heated seats, a seven-speaker surround-sound system, and cruise control. The Kinetic Green package adds eco-themed green and white trim throughout.
The most essential upgrade is the surround-system, reasonably priced at $490. The standard two-speaker unit is simply inadequate, even for a car of this size.
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