Electric car company Smart USA is going to bring its third generation electric ‘fortwo’ to the market in Spring 2013, at a price of around $25,000. That’s the price before the federal tax incentive ($7,500) for electric vehicles! This will make the car one of the most affordable production electric vehicles in the US. A cabriolet model will also be released for around $28,000.
In addition to a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, state or local tax credits for the vehicle may also be available, helping to reduce the price.
“Based on the iconic smart fortwo, which just recorded its all-time highest sales volume month under Mercedes-Benz USA with sales up 95% year-to-date, the electric drive will have the smallest footprint of any car on U.S. roads and its cabriolet sibling will be the only convertible electric vehicle on the market,” a Smart news release stated.
“Further setting the fortwo apart from other vehicles on the market is its unique patented tridion safety cell (which functions like a race car’s roll cage), its infinitely customizable exterior (over 6,000 possible combinations) and its green credentials which start at one of the most eco-friendly automotive production facilities in the world.”