Electric smart car goes stateside

It’s said that America is five years ahead of the UK, but when it comes to electric cars…we’re in the lead!

But thankfully both sides of the pond can now be winners in the electric car stakes as the first smart fortwo electric drive has now been delivered in America.

The proud owner of the very first smart fortwo electric drive is Army major Mindy Kimball from Silver Spring, Maryland, who has been pictured beaming from ear to ear with her gleaming eco-hero smart!

Mindy, 36, has long been a fan of the electric revolution and is justifiably chuffed to be famous for being the owner of the first electric smart in America. With its 30 kilowatt electric motor and 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, the smart fortwo electric drive can achieve 98 miles on a full charge – perfect for Mindy’s urban driving needs!

Jill Lajdziak, smart president USA commented, “This is a groundbreaking day for smart in the United States. We are extremely excited to add the smart fortwo electric drive to the smart product lineup, solidifying our position as a key player in transportation electrification.”

As one of the initial fleet of 250 electric smarts destined for individuals, corporate clients and municipal types in the US, full series production is expected to start in 2012.

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