Parkers overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 12.5 - 17.1 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 7.0 - 9.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 3.5 - 4.8 miles/kWh
  • It has a short range
  • But a small battery that’s pennies to recharge
  • Servicing packages are available

Smart offers a 22kW on-board charge facility to make battery replenishment even easier. Whether this is standard-fit for British models is to be confirmed, but with it installed recharging at a public rapid charge facility will take an EQ model from 10%-80% in less than 40 minutes.

The recharge rate for the 17.6kWh battery on a domestic wallbox (from 10-80%) is three hours 18 minutes, and if you’re stuck with a three-pin domestic plug, it’ll take eight hours 30 minutes. The battery range is quoted at 74-82 miles for the Fortwo Coupe based on the more realistic WLTP testing measures.

Smart offers a ServiceCare package, which is a plan designed to encompass the servicing costs for the first two, three or four services. Smart ServiceCare allows owners to know what to expect when it comes to garage costs during the early part of the car’s life.

Smart EQ Fortwo (2020) charging cable

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0
Insurance group 10 - 13
How much is it to insure?
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