Watch the electric Smart pull three trucks with itAugust 4, 2020
Enthusiasts from YouTube channel The Fast Lane Truck decided to check if the electric version of the city car from Smart can tow three heavy pickups. The result was amazing.
Remember the 2017 Brabus Ultimate E Concept? It was an all-electric “pocket car” with an impressive 201 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. The car was capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds. The concept was created largely as a demonstration of how powerful the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is.
The production version of this model was not even close to this little monster from Brabus.
The very first generation of the electric city toddler had only 41 horsepower. The third generation, however, was significantly redesigned and could boast already 74 “horses” and a maximum torque of 130 Nm.
A very interesting video appeared on the YouTube channel The Fast Lane Truck, which shows the attempts of an electric car to tow first one truck, and then all three.
For this experiment, the team used a slightly modified version of the third generation Smart EV. Thanks to some changes in the engine, the latter now delivers 89 hp and its torque has increased to 156 Nm.
The research rules are simple. Truck transmissions must be in neutral. That is, they can be rolled, towed, etc. A small electric car here acts as a savior for cars equipped with traditional internal combustion engines. The result of the video was very unexpected.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Mercedes is closing the enterprise for the production of Smart cars. This is a company located in France. This decision was made as part of the strategy for the reallocation of production capacity.
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