Parkers overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3

The Parkers verdictShould you buy a Smart EQ Fortwo?

Around 70 miles between recharges may be more than enough to bumble around the city all day long, but is somewhat trounced by barely pricier rivals such as the Skoda Citigo, MINI Electric Hatch and MG ZS EV. This, then, leaves its diminutive size as the Fortwo's ace-in-the-hole.

But, in truth, anything wider than a two-wheeled conveyance has no urban nip-and-tuck advantage and, moreover, it's an ongoing source of frustration that the smart has always been just a whisker too long to park nose-on to the kerb.

In all, then, electric drive proves a good match for the fortwo's bustling, urban character. Its UK-unique two-seat format should give the car sufficient kudos to appeal to whole new range of first time EV buyers, but the scant range of around 70 miles limits that appeal to urbanites only, and the more hip latter may not be impressed by on-board technology that's clearly behind the curve.

Smart EQ Fortwo (2020) rear view

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