Eco-Friendly Smart-for-us Introduced at Detroit Auto Show

Smart-for-us comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in 8 hours

By on January 10th, 2012 11:48 GMT

Nowadays, pickups are a tempting option, taking into consideration their increased utility. Smart has decided to offer a greener alternative, showcasing its ingenious Smart-for-us concept during the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

Its comes equipped with 75-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 17.6 kWh, that can be fully recharged in up to eight hours. Apparently, the prototype, which is larger than the fortwo model, can reach a top speed of 80 mph.

The automaker reveals that the electric drive of the smart for-us is inspired by the new fortwo electric drive model, which is expected to arrive this fall.

Its zero-emission standard will most likely please most of the eco-conscious car fans. It provides enough space for two passengers and its sleek shapes definitely make a powerful design statement, boosting the popularity of a green vehicle ideal especially for urban traffic.

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