With its improved performance and charge management the concept vehicle offers a look at the performance potential of future generations of the electric smart.
The smart forspeed accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h in just 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 120 km/h. A 30 kW magneto-electric motor is installed at the rear of the smart forspeed and the vehicle concept provides an immediate powerful response from stationary.
Pressing a button in the centre console activates a boost function which provides an extra 5 kW of power for a short time and is ideal for overtaking manoeuvres on urban highways, for example. The smart forspeed is powered by a lithium-ion battery that delivers 16.5 kWh of lithium-ion battery. It is simple to charge at any conventional 220 Volt socket.
The forspeed developers have integrated a further clever way of charging
in the wind deflector: photovoltaic cells feed solar power to the on-board electrical system.